MultiChoice unleashes more entertainment

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MultiChoice viewers are in for a treat with the introduction of a new exciting channel, Telemundo, from August 12. Telemundo will be an addition to the DStv Access, Family, Compact and Premium bouquets on channel 118.  It will exclusively air telenovelas with the tagline: “Telemundo – Feel the Passion”.
“We are delighted to be launching Telemundo, as it increases the range of programming available to DStv subscribers. Telenovelas are a popular entertainment format and we want to provide a dedicated channel where subscribers can go to for 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 variety of genres to choose from,” says Nico Meyer, MultiChoice Africa Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
In Africa, Telemundo will be dedicated to the most compelling Spanish language programming in English for South Africa and Sub-Saharan countries. Telenovelas will be offering DStv subscribers a dramatic rollercoaster of romance, mystery, action and adventure. Telemundo will surely hook African homes up with the most exotic locations and glamorous personalities.
“Telenovelas are an editorial and television force internationally and we are particularly excited to bring Telemundo to Africa exclusively with DStv,” says Collin McLoed, Managing Director Emerging Markets, and Universal Networks International.
McLoed adds that “Together we believe we can help to drive multi-channel television to an even broader market.  
With the launch of Telemundo viewers will have another great reason into DStv.”
In addition, 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 the fifth channel brand from Universal Networks International to launch in Africa, joining the recently refreshed channels- Universal Channel, E! Entertainment, Style Network, Studio Universal and NBC. Universal News Group also operates CNBC channels across the continent.
August 2013
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