Galavisión Debuts Acclaimed Wildlife Series “Vida Salvaje” November 4

11/01/07 . Insights Team

BBC Produced Series Celebrates Nature’s Dramatic Beauty

New York, NY — Galavisión, the nation’s leading Spanish-language cable network, will premiere the internationally acclaimed wildlife series “Vida Salvaje” (Wild Life) on Sunday, November 4th at 8pm ET/PT (7pm Central).

Presented in an exclusive partnership with BBC Worldwide, this weekly primetime series will offer viewers the most extraordinary sights and unrivaled beauty from exotic locations all over the world. World renowned cinematographers will spare no effort to bring touching stories of animals in their natural habitats no matter how remote or inaccessible. Whether bringing viewers scenic vistas or following the heartfelt stories of love, loss and the ultimate tests of survival, this gripping series captures the essence of nature at its best.

The premiere episode, shot entirely in the South American Amazon jungle, will feature the denizens living and playing in the vast tree canopy. Viewers will bear witness to rarely photographed colorful birds and playful monkeys including toucans, marmosets and capuchins, among others.

Future episodes will feature:

  • A story of Grizzlies and polar bear cubs in the northern wilderness of North America and the Arctic.
  • A school of dolphins, studied in order to learn more about their intricate system of communication.
  • The world’s most powerful land mammal, the elephant, as found in its native habitats of Asia and Africa.
  • The dramatic story of survival of two young lion cubs in the Masai Mara of East Africa.
  • An intimate look at the silverback leader of a large gorilla group in the mountains of Rwanda.

‘Galavisión is proud to offer an entirely new genre of primetime family programming to U.S. Hispanics,’ commented Joanne Lynch, SVP General Manager of Galavisión. ‘Our viewers have a special appreciation for the natural beauty and wonders chronicled in these spectacular programs and we couldn’t be more excited to present them with this world-class BBC production.’

Univision Communications Inc. 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 99% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 89% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the countryís leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and Mexico-based Disa Records as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com.  Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisaís pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 14.9% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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Contact: Lenis Guzman
Univision Communications Inc.
305-471-1521
lguzman@univision.net
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