Telemundo Inks Deal with DramaFever for Original Spanish-Language Programming
Telemundo Media, a leading producer of Spanish-language Primetime content for audiences in the U.S. and around the world, announced a digital licensing deal with DramaFever, the online video service that curates premium television shows and movies from 70 major broadcasters and studios throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Starting this month, DramaFever will begin streaming nearly 1,000 hours of library content from Telemundo Media's original programming across DramaFever's website and mobile/web apps and to an audience of over 10 million monthly unique viewers. The first titles to be made available for on-demand streaming will include hit shows such as "Una Maid en Manhattan," "Alguien Te Mira," "Donde esta Elisa (USA version)," and "La Casa de al Lado."
"This collaboration with DramaFever is another step towards super-serving our audiences to deliver Telemundo Media's high quality original Spanish-language programming whenever they want, on the screen of their choice," said Peter Blacker, Executive Vice President, Digital & Emerging Businesses, Telemundo Media.
"Telemundo Media is an ideal partner for DramaFever given its reputation as the #1 producer of Spanish-language content in the US," said DramaFever co-founder and co-CEO Suk Park. "As we continue to expand our Spanish and Portuguese language content library from Latin America and Spain, this deal with Telemundo Media further cements our footing as the one of best destinations for global programming online."
DramaFever, which was established in 2009 primarily to give Asian content a fully-licensed distribution home in the United States, began expanding its library earlier this year to include European and Latin American premium programming. The company currently streams over 14,000 episodes.
DramaFever is an online video service that curates premium television shows and movies from 70 major broadcasters and studios throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. Over 6 million monthly viewers discover and enjoy hit shows from the rest of the world on demand with professional subtitles in HD quality on DramaFever's website as well as its applications on iPhone, iPad, Android, Roku, and Google TV. Most of DramaFever's library of 600 titles and 14,000 episodes are made available to viewers on first-run, next day basis from original broadcast. DramaFever also syndicates a portion of its library to Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes. Founded in 2009 by Seung Bak and Suk Park, DramaFever's mission is to enable consumers to see the world through pop culture and curated entertainment. The company's investors include AMC Networks, Bertelsmann, MK Capital, NALA Investments, and Youtube co-founder Steve Chen among many others. For more information visit www.dramafever.com.
About Telemundo Media:
Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo's multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 16 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for young Hispanics in the U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo's original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.
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