Posted by Elena del Valle on October 14, 2009
In the past, Mega TV, owned by SBS Broadcasting, has offered its Spanish language dominant audience Brazilian programming with success (see WSBS airs Brazilian telenovela) so once again the company will air a made-in-Brazil serialized program. Beginning at 6 p.m. EST and 7 p.m. PST September 21, Mega TV started airing a new Brazilian soap opera, 7 Mujeres based on the romantic novel written by Leticia Wierzchowski by the same title.
The serialized program takes place in the 19th century in southern Brazil, in a town where people, enraged by forced ideals, fight for liberty against the dominion of an empire. One of the central characters is Bento Gonçalves, one of the leaders of the revolution who is married to Uruguayan Caetana. The war has forced Caetana and her daughter, Perpétua, with her three children, and María who is Bento’s younger sister and her three daughters, Rosario, Manuela and Mariana to take refuge.
The women are joined by Ana Joaquina, Bento’s carefree and spiritual sister, and the owner of the place where they must remain in confinement for many years. These seven women play fundamental roles during the war as they are able to uphold their social structure at the cost of their physical and mental integrity.
7 Mujeres will air on Mega TV Channel 22, Channel 57 in West Palm Beach, Channel 32 in Las Vegas, Channel 28.2 in Orlando, Channel 36.2 in Tampa, Florida and Channel 405 on DirecTV Más in the rest of the country.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment companies in the United States. SBS owns and operates 20 radio stations located in Hispanic markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico. The Company also owns and operates Mega TV in Miami.