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Saturday May 12, 2012

Univision Launching 3 Webnovelas In Connection with New Digital Network

Univision Launching 3 Webnovelas In Connection with New Digital Network

Photo: Kate del Castillo to star in new Univision webnovella

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This past Friday, Univision, the top network for Spanish-speaking viewers, announced that it would launch a new video digital network and three webnovelas.

Webnovelas are similar to telenovelas in the sense that the stories end in cliffhangers, but you will not find these on your TV.  Webnovelas will air online and will be able to be seen on Univision’s new digital network, UVideos.  UVideos will feature all the video content from Univision’s television networks, and will be accessible via game consoles, smartphones, tablets and Internet-enabled TVs.

Webnovelas are already very popular in Latin America, in fact Univision has already had them for a few years.  Two of the new webnovelas will star Kate del Castillo, who is also directing a few of the episodes.  One of the webnovelas will be based on her best-selling book “Tuya” (“Yours”).Kate

Kate del Castillo is not the only star to be playing a role in the Webnovelas.  Univision Networks President Cesar Conde hinted that some of the biggest stars in Hispanic media would also be involved.

More information on the Webnovelas can be found here