Two Rival Families, One Small Town – Univision Premieres “El Manantial” Aug....

Two Rival Families, One Small Town – Univision Premieres “El Manantial” Aug. 4, 7PM


MIAMI, FL—(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 28, 2003–Univision Network debuts “El Manantial” (The Spring), a story of passion and revenge between two rival families in the small town of San Andres. “El Manantial,” produced by the renowned Carla Estrada, premieres on the network on Monday, August 4, 2003, and will air weekdays from 7 pm to 8 pm ET/PT (6 pm to 7 pm Central/Mountain Time).

Recipient of TV y Novelas 2002 Best Telenovela of the Year, “El Manantial” captivates novela fans with its stellar cast, which includes telenovela sweetheart Adela Noriega, Mauricio Islas, Cesar Evora, Daniela Romo and Karyme Lozano. The excellent melodrama also includes a music score by Luis Miguel, “Amor Amor Amor,” (Love Love Love).

Although the feud between the Valdés and Ramirez families began over “El Manantial”, a beautiful spring that generously waters the small Valdés property and not the neighboring prosperous farm belonging to the Ramirez family, the real hatred is based on a shocking secret…the adulterous liaison between Justo Ramírez (Alejandro Tomassi) and Francisca Rivero Valdés (Azela Robinson). This affair is only the root of a burning resentment that will slowly destroy both families.

However, in spite of having been brought up to hate each other’s family, young Alfonsina Valdés (Adela Noriega) and Alejandro Ramírez (Mauricio Islas) find a mutual attraction that neither dares to admit. But the ill will that has poisoned the two families condemns the young lovers to suffer rejection and cruelty. And in order to survive, their love must break down the barriers that fate has placed in their way, so the “The Spring” will once more become a source of hope and happiness.

“El Manantial” will be seen on Univision Network Monday through Friday from 7 pm to 8 pm ET/PT (6 pm to 7 pm Central/Mountain Time).

Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN) is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, the new general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 77% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 23 Univision Network television stations and one non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 30 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Music Group, which includes the Univision Music label, Fonovisa Records label and a 50% interest in Mexican based Disa Records label as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Internet company in the U.S. Hispanic market located at Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with network operations in Miami and television stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.




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Two Rival Families, One Small Town – Univision Premieres “El Manantial” Aug. 4, 7PM