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MIAMI–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–June 27, 2002–After a brief period off the air due to World Cup soccer broadcasts, El Escandalo del Mediodia – Spanish-language television’s liveliest midday program – hits the airwaves once more featuring even more laughter, amusement, and outrageous fun. The comeback of this afternoon favorite brings with it a variety of new segments guaranteed to spice up the show’s already savory mix of talk and entertainment. El Escandalo del Mediodia will offer viewers even more of what they want to watch when it returns to TeleFutura on Monday, July 1, during its regularly scheduled time period of 12 noon to 2 PM EDT (check local listings).
The new Escandalo additions include, “Exposed Secrets” (“Secreticos al Descubierto,”) a tell-all segment that reveals the secrets of the stars; “The Making of a Diva” (“Como Se Hace una Diva”), a piece which traces the steps to becoming a diva; and “Scandalous Lives” (“Vidas Escandalosas”), a gossip segment that highlights celebrity scandals. Additionally, the show’s charismatic co-host, Charytin, takes part in a variety of funny skits portraying the comical character “La Mosquena,” a groupie turned “Nortena” singer who finds herself in more than one hilarious situation. A bountiful supply of Spanish-language television bloopers are presented during another segment similar in format to Entertainment Television’s “Talk Soup.”
One of the TeleFutura Network’s most popular shows, El Escandalo del Mediodia offers something for everyone, ranging from up-to-the-minute news, to fashion tips, to beauty advice, to health information as well as debates concerning the day’s top issues.
Hosted by Charytin Goyco, Gabriela Teissier, Marisa del Portillo, and Felipe Viel, it additionally presents musical performances by famous Latin acts, celebrity interviews, and features experts advice in a wide variety of areas. Unique to the show is its close interaction with the audience at home via the phone and the Internet. Every day, viewers are asked to call in or send an e-mail with their thoughts about the program and the topics they would like discussed. Through this segment of Escandalo, entitled “Vent Central” (“La Central del Desahogo”), invited guests are given the opportunity to respond to the e-mails they received during the show. Funny, friendly, and familiar, El Escandalo del Mediodia is the perfect choice for Hispanics at midday.
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, a new 24-hour general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 72% of U.S. Hispanic households and counter-programming traditional Spanish-language lineups to draw additional viewers to Spanish-language television; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 22 television stations; TeleFutura Television Group which owns and operates 27 television stations; Galavision, 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 reaching 80% of the nation’s Spanish-speaking online audience at http://www.univision.com. Univision also owns a 31% interest in Entravision Communication Corporation, a diversified Spanish-language media company that owns and operates the majority of Univision’s full-power broadcast affiliates. 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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