New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 26, 2007–Juniper Content Corporation’s (OTCBB: JNPC; “Juniper”) ¡Sorpresa! announced the acquisition of four new programs, including celebrated animated and live action series and films, that connect with its preschool, kids and “tween” audience. These new programs, as well as the Network’s own hosted television special Luz, Camara, ¡Sorpresa!, underscores ¡Sorpresa!’s commitment to exhibit the highest quality programs that are also fun, entertaining and culturally relevant to Hispanic youth.
Luz, Camara, ¡Sorpresa!, an original special, features all five finalists and highlights the winner of the inaugural ¡Sorpresa! Youth Film Competition. The program was produced in response to the interest in, and success of, the channel’s partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival. Luz, Camara, ¡Sorpresa! will premiere on Sunday October 28th at 7 PM EST and air again on Friday November 2nd at 9 PM EST.
Along with this special program, ¡Sorpresa!’s new lineup includes recently acquired Mexican game show “El Reto Burundis” and two new Burundis movies. The film “Enredos y Marañas” will premiere as ¡Sorpresa!’s Halloween presentation on October 31st and “Navidad con Angel” will air in December for the Christmas holiday.
“With this new lineup, we believe ¡Sorpresa! will provide its viewers with exceptional programs that speak to the identity and interests of our Hispanic youth audience, and will deliver to our operators and multichannel partners the best educational and entertainment properties for our most coveted audiences,” stated Maria Badillo, Vice President of Programming for ¡Sorpresa!
¡Sorpresa!’s audience will be able to view animated movie classics like Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol, Robin Hood, Jungle Book, The Three Musketeers, and The Prince and the Pauper along with recent hits Ali Baba and the 40 and Kong –Return to the Jungle all in Spanish for the new Movie Nights program package.
TUKITI, a live action telenovela style program from Venezuela, will appeal to ¡Sorpresa!’s teen and “tween” audience. With each episode, kids understand the beauty of having siblings, the hard work a single mom faces, the magic around first love, and how to overcome life’s obstacles.
For its preschool audience, ¡Sorpresa! will debut Tiny Planets. This BAFTA award-winning program follows curious heroes Bing and Bong on their adventures in the Tiny Universe. Tiny Planets helps children examine how things work, consider underlying relationships, and strengthen observational skills.
¡Sorpresa! is the nation’s first Hispanic children’s television network and digital community. ¡Sorpresa! is owned and operated by Juniper Content Corporation, a media and entertainment company focused on branded content services in high growth markets across multiple distribution channels. ¡Sorpresa! is offered on Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, Verizon and The National Cable TV Cooperative. ¡Sorpresa! is also available through third party mobile and broadband platforms, including: Verizon’s FiOS and Brightcove; on VOD basis through Akimbo, AOL TV, MSN, and AT&T Homezone; and on a mobile basis through MobiTV, that provides Spanish language video services to Sprint and AT&T Wireless; and sorpresatv.com.