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Telemundo International to launch channel in Africa

Starting Monday, August 12, Telemundo telenovelas will be seen in Africa.  The Telemundo channel in Africa, part of the Universal Networks International portfolio, will reach 48 countries throughout the continent on a digital pay-TV satellite platform.

The African launch is a major milestone for the channel. It’s the first time the pay-TV Telemundo branded service will be available outside of Latin America.

"La Patrona" is one of Telemundos original telenovelas, starring Christian Back, Araceli Arámbula and Jorge Pila.

“La Patrona” is one of Telemundo’s original telenovelas, starring Christian Back, Araceli Arámbula and Jorge Luis Pila.

With the tag line “Telemundo – Feel the Passion,” the channel will exclusively air telenovelas adapted for the African market with full dubbing of Spanish-language programming in English for South African and Sub-Saharan countries, and full dubbing in Portuguese for Angola and Mozambique.

Telemundo becomes the fifth channel brand from Universal Networks International to launch in Africa.  Others are Universal Channel, E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, and movies channel Studio Universal. NBCUniversal News Group also operates CNBC channels across the continent.

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