Univision Announces New Telenovela Network

Miami, FL, – Telenovela aficionados will now have something to rejoice. Univision Communications Inc., is launching its new Univision tlnovelas. The new network is dedicated to solely telenovelas and available on DISH exclusively for DishLATINO customers. DishLATINO is a suite of programming packages for the U.S. Hispanic audience available from DISH Network L.L.C., the nation’s third largest pay-TV provider.
“We are thrilled to unveil Univision tlnovelas, a network dedicated to the novela phenomenon which has transcended decades and generations as one of the most watched genres on television, and continues to have mass appeal across all age groups,” said Jessica Rodriguez, senior vice president of Univision Cable Networks. “This network will attract the novela fan at all levels, from novela addicts to closet viewers, who for the first time will have access to a replay of the most popular, romantic stories of all time, available at one destination.”

Televisa, the main supplier of some of the most successfull telenovelas in TV history deliver a mix of the top recent and past favorite novelas exclusively to will Univision tlnovelas. In addition, with the digital extension, Univision tlnovelas will provide an online website at www.univisiontlnovelas.com  for women to connect on issues and topics explored in the novelas and that are close to their hearts. Fans can also engage with the new network on Univision tlnovelas’ forums, on Twitter via  http://unitlenovelas   and on http://facebook.com/unitlnovelas.
 “We are pleased to have reached a multi-platform, multi-year agreement with Univision for their newest channels,” said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming, DISH. “These novelas and thousands of hours of other Univision content will be available on demand on TVs, PCs and mobile devices for our customers.”

This unprecedented offering is Univision’s first authentication partnership with a pay-TV provider, giving DISH customers access to Univision’s portfolio of current primetime and library content.

The Univision tlnovela line-up includes:
6:00 p.m. ETEsmeralda (Emerald) – Starring Leticia Calderón and novela heart-throb Fernando Colunga

 7:00 p.m. ETPalabra de Mujer (A Woman’s Word) – Starring Edith González, Ludwika Paleta, Yadhira Carrilo and Lidia Avila.

8:00 p.m. ETYo Amo a Juan Querendón (I Love Irresistible Juan) – Eduardo Santamarina plays the decidedly un-dashing Juan Querendón

9:00 p.m. ETHuracan (Hurricane) – The late Eduardo Palomo and the beautiful Angélica Rivera star in this story set in the beautiful Mexican port of Mazatlán.

 10:00 p.m. ETRosa Salvaje (Wild Rose) – The classic story of a young girl who goes from rags to riches, twice.

 11:00 p.m. ETNiña Amada Mía (My Beloved Little Girl) – Starring Karyme Lozano and the dashing Sergio Goyri.