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Through our distribution agent, Litton Entertainment, Consumer Reports produces broadcast news reports for 135 English-language television stations across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. These reports are viewed by more than 18 million people.

In addition, Consumer Reports produces and distributes Spanish-language broadcast and digital content to 30 Telemundo television stations.