Telemundo cleans up with Globo soaps

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 13 May 2015

Targeting the US Hispanic audience, Telemundo has acquired the Globo telenovelas Precious Pearl and Empire, two productions from its 2015 catalogue which the Brazilian broadcaster is also taking to LA Screenings.

In addition, the channel is currently re-running two of Globo's hit titles - the classic The Clone and the worldwide success Brazil Avenue - both of which are achieving good audience figures.

Telemundo, owned by NBC, is one of the main Hispanic channels in the US, and aims to reaffirm the strength of Brazilian telenovelas by adding Globo's productions to its line-up.

Telemundo PR, in Puerto Rico, has also acquired the broadcasting rights for the international Emmy-winner Precious Pearl, which will debut on the channel during prime time.

The original version of Precious Pearl has been broadcast in Brazil and Portugal, with dubbed versions airing on Uruguay's Teledoce, South Korea's EPG, Mongolia's TV5, Armenia's public TV and soon shortly to be seen on Vietnam's Las Viet.

Globo has also announced the licensing of Empire in 15 countries around the globe, including Mexico and Portugal.