Bilingual network airs Peruvian series with English subtitles
Posted by Elena del Valle on October 5, 2009
Bruno Ascenzo (“Alonso”), Gisela Ponce de Leon (“Mirkala”), Jason Day (“Sebastian”) and Carolina Cano (“Viviana”) of Esta Sociedad
Photo: Lucia Arana, Zul Studios
Last month mun2 (moon-dos), a bilingual cable network, began airing Esta Sociedad (Spanish for This Society) nationally Thursday nights, beginning September 10, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The Spanish language a 17-episode series will be subtitled in English and air weekly through December. Repeat episodes will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The network portal, holamun2.com, will stream full episodes with English subtitles.
According to promotional materials, Esta Sociedad has been a success in Latin America, particularly among young adults. The series showcases two families in Lima, Peru who deal with issues of interest to youth including sexuality, addiction and fitting in society.
The series features Jason Day (Mancora 2008) and Gisela Ponce de Leon in the role of the new girl in town. She is outspoken and follows her heart although she finds herself among wealthy and the privileged strangers.
“This acquisition will be a great fit for mun2’s slate of original programming as we’ve seen our audience asking for more of this edgy, scripted material,” said Flavio Morales, vice president, Programming for mun2.
Esta Sociedad was produced by Timeline Producciones in Lima, Peru. The bilingual youth oriented network has purchased other foreign programs in the past including El Cartel, which began airing three nights a week this summer, and Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso, which aired earlier this year. Twenty-five percent of the network’s programming is in Spanish with English subtitles, according to a company representative.
Hispanic Marketing and Public Relations Understanding and Targeting America’s Largest Minority book
“A must resource for practitioners/professionals expecting to reach US Hispanics; also valuable for college programs in marketing, public relations and communications. Highly recommended.”
Click here for information on the Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations book