DSTV has launched a new channel exclusively dedicated to telenovelas. It is called Telemundo (Channel 118) and it brings dramatic storylines, exotic locations and glamorous personalities to Africa, under the tagline: 'Feel the passion'
Nico Meyer, MultiChoice Africa CEO said, 'We are delighted to be launching Telemundo as it increases the range of programming available to DStv and GOtv subscribers. Telenovelas are a popular entertainment format and we want to provide a dedicated channel where subscribers can go to find this kind of programming.
'The launch forms part of MultiChoice Africa's commitment to provide viewers in Africa with a wide channel line-up and to ensure that they have a broad variety of genres to choose from.'
Telemundo viewers can look forward to fascinating stories of love, success and betrayal with high quality production values in telenovelas including Aurora, Precious Rose, My Heart Beats for Lola and Behind Closed Doors. Telemundo is fully localised for the African market with full dubbing of Spanish-language programming in English for South Africa and Sub-Saharan countries.
Telemundo becomes the fifth channel brand from Universal Networks International to launch in Africa, joining the recently refreshed channels - Universal Channel, E! Entertainment Television and The Style Network, and movies channel, Studio Universal. Further, NB CUniversal News Group also operates CNBC channels across the continent.
By Graphic Showbiz / Ghana