TELEMUNDO INTERNACIONAL INKS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH MEGA CHILE
CANNES, FRANCE - October 6, 2015. Telemundo Internacional and Mega Chile announced today the signing of a long-term agreement giving the distributor exclusive rights for the distribution of the Chilean channel’s fiction productions worldwide.
The signing, which took place in the presence of the media, was carried out by Marcos Santana, President of Telemundo Internacional and Patricio Hernández, CEO of Mega, making effective this month Telemundo Internacional’s international distribution rights, across different media and platforms, to all of Mega’s fictional programs and formats, outside of Chile.
This agreement expands Telemundo Internacional’s portfolio of Chilean productions, which are increasingly garnering success in international markets, with the offer of approximately 450 hours of content per year.
Regarding this new action, Santana stated, “This agreement will add to our catalog excellent quality content with creative and innovative stories, in line with the standards that characterize our brand.”
Patricio Hernández describes the agreement as, “a giant leap for Mega in the company’s goal to internationalize its content and presence in the world. We are proud to make this leap with Telemundo Internacional, a leader in the distribution of high quality content with a worldwide presence.
During the announcement, the companies presented Fancy Girl Without Money (Pituca sin Lucas), the 2014 Mega production that reached an average of 30 rating points and approximately 50% share, making the channel the undisputed leader of its prime time slot in Chile.
The drama, with 94 episodes, tells the story of Tichi Achondo Risopatron, mother of three young women and wife of one of the most influential entrepreneurs in Chile, Jose Antonio Risopatron, who loses everything as a result of his bad decisions, leaving his family literally on the street. This family’s fall from grace is a hard one that forces them to rebuild their home in a middle-class neighborhood where Ticha, her mother, and her daughters must start from scratch and work hard to survive. During the move, she unexpectedly meets her neighbor, a widower and father of four. This man, Manuel Gallardo, is also a staunch communist, and the union leader of the fishing terminal. At first, their distaste for each other is obvious, but time shows them that preconceptions and social status don’t mean a thing when love prevails.
This phenomenon, which promises to be well-received amongst international audiences, will be Telemundo Internacional’s first offer from Mega Visión’s catalog.
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ABOUT TELEMUNDO INTERNACIONAL
Telemundo Internacional, a division of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, is the international syndication and distribution arm of the US-based Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO networks, as well as other leading content producers around the world. Its international assets include the pay TV channel Telemundo Internacional, which has distribution in more than 20 countries in Latin America, and the Telemundo channel in Africa, which offers content dubbed in English and Portuguese to more than 48 countries in the region. With a content portfolio including original telenovelas, series, specials, variety and music shows, as well as fiction and entertainment formats, Telemundo Internacional has become the world’s second largest distributor of Spanish language content, reaching more than 120 countries with more than 200 programming slots dubbed and subtitled into more than 40 languages, registering a total of 56,000 programming hours outside the United States and Puerto Rico.
ABOUT MEGA CHILE
Mega, the leading channel in 2014 and 2015, started broadcasting 25 years ago in 1990, becoming the first communications company to respond to the challenge of private television in Chile. With an innovative programming proposal and production of their own content, Mega has developed flagship programs such as " Mekano”; “Buenas Tardes Eli”; “Morandé con Compañía” y “Cirugía de Cuerpo y Alma". In March 2012, the prestigious economic holding group Bethia, that brings together the leading companies in the country, acquired 100% of the shares of MEGA SA and with it, its multiple platforms: HD MEGA, Mega.cl, Cingo, Etc TV, and radio Candela.
For more information, visit: www.mega.cl