MundoFox Unveils Broadcast Year 2015 Programming Line-Up At Upfront Luncheon
New Primetime Original Series, Returning Favorites and Multiplatform Offering among the Network's Highlights
May 14, 2014 --
NEW YORK, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MundoFox, the broadcast member of the FOX Hispanic Media (FHM) family of networks, unveiled an exciting programming line-up during today's Upfront event held at The Diamond Horseshoe in New York City. Featured in the network's portfolio are several original primetime series, including the highly anticipated "El Capitan" starring the legendary leading man Humberto Zurita and Jose Maria de Tavira; "Quien Mato a Patricia Soler?" with Mexican powerhouse Itati Cantoral; returning favorites like "Cien Latinos Dijeron," hosted by Marco Antonio Regil and the network's rebranded national news division, "Noticias MundoFox con Rolando Nichols".
The event included presentations from Tom Maney, Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales for Fox Hispanic Media (FHM) and Ibra Morales, MundoFox President.
"MundoFox will deliver programing that is appealing and relevant to the US Hispanic community through high quality productions, innovative storylines and characters that relate to our audience," said Ibra Morales, President of MundoFox. "We aim to provide our content across multiple platforms giving viewers access to the content they want anywhere, anytime. We are already the fastest growing Spanish-language network in social media. And, we are getting ready to reach another milestone: launching VIVE MUNDOFOX, our online digital VOD platform; a user-friendly video player that will be fully operational by the Fall of 2014."
Also on hand to celebrate this sensational new line-up was talent that can be seen on many of the current and upcoming series, including: Humberto Zurita, "El Capitan"; Martha Higareda, "El Mariachi"; Itati Cantoral, "Quien Mato a Patricia Soler?"; Marco Antonio Regil, "Cien Latinos Dijeron"; Rolando Nichols, Noticias MundoFox and the cast from "El Capo 3": Michelle Manterola, Juan Alfonso Baptista and El Capo himself, Marlon Moreno.
In addition to ongoing primetime favorites like "100 Latinos Dijeron" featuring host Marco Antonio Regil and a newly rebranded national news platform, "Noticias MundoFox con Rolando Nichols", upfront attendees learned about the vision for MundoFox, and enjoyed a sneak peek of the upcoming primetime series set to air during broadcast year 2015, including:
- El Mariachi A series that tells the story of young mariachi musician, Martin Aguirre, who is mistaken for a legendary fugitive and inadvertently thrown into a war between the drug cartels. After being unjustly imprisoned, the mariachi escapes to seek revenge against those who wronged him, regain his honor and fight for the woman he loves.
- El Capitan This is the amazing true story of a man who overcomes his humble origin and forges an illustrious destiny for himself. Armed with nothing but his unmatched tenacity, joy of life, vision and charisma, "El Capitan" conquered his dreams and in the process, touched the lives of millions. Shot in Mexico, the series features a great cast, led by Humberto Zurita and Jose Maria de Tavira.
- Los Milagros de Jesus - From the creators of "King David" and "Joseph of Egypt" comes an epic Biblical series bringing to life the most important miracles by Jesus. Featuring breathtaking landscapes and a highly detailed illustration of the world 2,000 years ago, the series holds high production values and storytelling.
- Quien Mato a Patricia Soler? - Starring Mexican super start Itati Cantoral, "Quien Mato a Patricia Soler?" is the story of a woman betrayed by those closest to her, who returns 20 years later to seek vengeance and make things right.
As the Latino marketplace continues to rapidly expand, MundoFox has recognized the need for more choice in Spanish-language media. Choice is about more than just programming; it is about providing viewers options on how, when and where they consume content. MundoFox will be available "everywhere, anytime", launching the online digital VOD platform: VIVE MUNDOFOX, where a robust array of programming will be made available.
MundoFox is a joint venture between Fox International Channels (FIC), 21st Century Fox's international multimedia business, and RCN, the leading Latin American television network and production company belonging to Organizacion Ardila Lulle (OAL). Together FIC and RCN currently reach over 1.6 billion subscribers worldwide with original series, novelas, dramas, game shows, reality, news and lifestyle programming. MundoFox is broadcast over-the-air on the network's affiliate stations as well as through cable, satellite and telco providers. MundoFox, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, launched in fall 2012.
To learn more about MundoFox visit: www.mundofox.com.
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