The cable net, formerly known as mun2, acquired from AMC the exclusive television rights to air “The Walking Dead” in Spanish in the United States. This will mark the first time the the hit apocalyptic series will air in Spanish on U.S. television.
TV’s highest-rated series among adults 18-49 for the past three years, “The Walking Dead” will debut on NBC Universo in January of 2016, airing episodes from seasons one through three dubbed in Spanish.
The network premiered another big hit on Monday, October 26 at 10 pm – the award-winning “South Park,” the longest-running primetime scripted series in cable and the first animated series to air on NBC Universo.
Also making its Spanish-language debut in Spanish in the U.S.: “Prison Break,” which began airing last week on Tuesdays at 10 pm.
“We just launched Prison Break, but we’re very pleased with viewer feedback so far,” says Peter Dobrow, VP of Communications of NBC Universo. “We don’t distribute specific numbers, but this past Tuesday’s airing of Prison Break on NBC Universo was the highest-rated Hispanic cable program in primetime among Adults 18-49, for the night. It also ranked #1 in Hispanic cable during its 10 pm time slot.”
Dobrow says “viewers can expect additional acquisitions in November and December that are engaging for the demographic we’re trying to attract.”