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Spanish-dubbed GMA Network Telenovelas are adored by Latin American viewers

  • Latin American Networks outsource some telenovelas from GMA Network
  • GMA Netwotrk series gained new fans abroad

Spanish-dubbed GMA Network series has been a hit, one after another, since 2017 with its pilot project “Cautiva” aka “Hanggang Makita Kang Muli,” which starred Bea Binene and Derrick Monasterio, under the direction of Laurice Guillen.

Due to its success and demand in the Spanish-speaking region, they also aired, “Dulce Vegnaza” (which was originally titled “Ika-6 Na Utos”) in Ecuador which starred the high-caliber trio of Gabby Concepcion, Ryza Cenon, and Sunshine Dizon.

In Peru, they also dubbed “Una Nueva Oportunidad” which was originally titled “Second Chances” that top-billed Jennylyn Mercado. “Someone to Watch Over Me,” starring Tom Rodriguez and Lovi Poe, is now re-titled “No Me Olvides” in Uruguay.

In the not-so-distant-past, it was Philippine networks that outsourced telenovelas from Latin America.

If memory serves me right, Marimar (which starred the vivacious Thalia) made a splash on local prime-time TV when it aired a few decades back. Now it’s the other way around; specially when Philippine-produced television shows have the edge in winning over the taste of foreign boob-tube viewers.

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