Venevision International’s Soap “Eva Luna” Premieres in Japan

 September 9th on TBS Network 

“Eva Luna,” starring Guy Ecker & Blanca Soto, in TBS TV Guide


Produced in High Definition (HD) by Venevision Productions,

the award-winning novela was masterfully edited specifically for the Asian market


Miami, FL – Venevision International, a global entertainment company of the Cisneros Group of Companies, announces the premiere of the award-winning telenovela Eva Luna this Sunday, September 9th, on TBS Channel in Japan

“After conquering most of the regions of the world, ‘Eva Luna’ now becomes the first Latin telenovela to be broadcasted by TBS in its distinguished 60-year history,” emphasized Cesar Diaz, Vice President of Sales of Venevision International.  “This is not only an accomplishment for the highly-successful novela, it represents a major stride in the globalization of our products as we continue to make significant inroads in Asia thanks in great part to the quality and integrity of our productions.”

The broadcast of the special-edition of the celebrated telenovela starring the beautiful Blanca Soto and heartthrob Guy Ecker is product of a multiple-platform deal with TBS Service, an affiliate company of Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings (TBS), one of the leading television networks in Japan.  TBS Channel is its satellite Pay-TV channel.

Exclusively tailored to the Asian market, Eva Luna was masterfully adapted and edited to 26 one-hour episodes that were dubbed in Japanese by TBS, which will exploit the success of the hit dramatic series, making it available in Japan through video-on-demand and video streaming via the Internet and mobile devices, in addition to the upcoming broadcast on its Pay-TV channel.

Eva Luna has been a global hit sensation and Japan will elevate to new heights. In the U.S., Eva Luna became the highest-rated domestically-produced novella in U.S. history. Soon other countries will air Eva Luna like Bolivia, Croatia, Guatemala, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia, Slovenia and Moldova, among other international markets.

“Eva Luna” was produced in high definition (HD) by Venevision Productions, one of the production houses of the Cisneros Group of Companies, and was bestowed a Rockie Award for ‘Best Telenovela of the Year’ as part of the Banff World Media Festival.

Eva Luna was written by Leonardo Padron and adapted by Alex Hadad for television. Eva Luna is a modern love story set in the city of Los Angeles and revolves around the life of Eva Gonzalez (Blanca Soto) and Daniel Villanueva (Guy Ecker). It is a spectacularly addicting telenovela story like few others. and

VENEVISION INTERNATIONAL: Venevision International, part of the Cisneros Group of Companies, is a global entertainment company with more than 35 years in the market and whose projects are part of the business development strategy implemented by Miguel Dvorak, President and COO of the Cisneros Group of Companies. Venevision International distributes television programming to more than 104 countries in more than 20 languages, representing the products of Venevision Productions, the largest independent producer of Spanish-language programming in the United States, and Venevision, the leading broadcaster in Venezuela, in addition to catalogues of other key independent producers.

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