Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 23, 2007–Spanish Broadcasting System (“SBS”) and WSBS-Mega TV Channel 22 announced today the launch of the captivating romantic Mega series Chocolate con Pimienta (Chocolate with Pepper), acquired from well-known Brazilian television distributor TV Globo. The series will debut on Mega TV on Monday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. The program will air Monday through Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.
“Chocolate con Pimienta is a fiery romantic melodrama that we believe will be a huge hit in Miami – a market known for its exotic tastes and spicy Latin flavor,” commented Cynthia Hudson Fernández, SBS Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President. “TV Globo distributes television content to 130 countries around the world, and Chocolate con Pimienta is one of the company’s most talked about series in recent times. The show has resonated extremely well with Latin audiences in several international markets, and South Floridians should prepare themselves for a compelling joyride of TV melodrama that includes a little bit of pepper and a lot of chocolate!”
Chocolate con Pimienta is yet another TV Globo series that occurs in a past era, this time the 1920’s. The attention to detail is masterful – showcasing the glorious era of art deco, Coco Chanel, á la garçonne and the Maxixe (Brazilian tango).
The show’s story recounts the saga of Ana Francisca, played by actress Mariana Ximenes. Ana, once a young and naïve little girl, endured a difficult life growing up. As she grew older, the challenges that she met along the way strengthened her resolve and turned her into a strong and confident woman in charge of her own destiny. With life seemingly in the palm of her hand, she realized that she could not overcome the one void in her soul – the memory of lost love.
The plot passes through two different stages within a seven year period, beginning in 1922 when gangsters from the south kill Ana’s father. The story then moves to the mystical city of Ventura, a town dependent on its famous chocolate factory for survival. Ana moves to Ventura with her grandmother Carmen (Laura Cardoso), uncle Margarido (Osmar Prado), cousins Timóteo (Marcello Novaes) and Marcia (Drica Moraes), and a so-called friend, Dália (Carla Daniel), where they all live in humble surroundings on a small piece of land. To help her new family, Ana starts working for Mr. Ludovico Canto e Mello (Ary Fontoura), the owner of the infamous chocolate factory. The plot soon thickens as Ana’s love life heats up.
Chocolate con Pimienta, with its twisting plotline, mystical setting and inspirational characters, promises to entertain audiences throughout South Florida. Don’t miss Chocolate con Pimienta, debuting April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. – only on Mega TV Channel 22!
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and operates 20 radio stations located in the top Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, including the #1 Spanish–language radio station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City, as well as 4 of the Top 6 rated radio stations airing the Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Hurban format genres. The Company also owns and operates Mega TV, a television operation serving the South Florida market, and produces live concerts and events throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, In addition, the Company operates LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company’s corporate Web site can be accessed at http://www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
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