The country’s leading content provider, ABS-CBN, continues to expand its reach beyond local borders with Spanish-dubbed versions of its top-rating series Kadenang Ginto and A Love to Last now airing on various Latin American TV networks.
Kadenang Ginto or La Heredera, starring Andrea Brillantes, Francine Diaz, Dimples Romana, and Beauty Gonzalez, is currently airing in Ecuador on free TV Ecuavisa.
Meanwhile, A Love To Last (Un Amor Duradero), is currently airing in Latin America on Panamericana TV in Peru and on pay-TV via the 24-hour telenovela channel Pasiones TV.
The romantic-family series stars Ian Veneracion, Bea Alonzo, Iza Calzado, Julia Barretto, JK Labajo, Enchong Dee, Hannah Lopez, and Ronnie Alonte.
Other ABS-CBN telenovelas had previously been a runaway success in Latin American countries Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic, including Pangako Sa’Yo (The Promise), the 2015 remake of ABS-CBN’s popular telenovela about Yna and Angelo’s love story amid heavy tensions among their families.
Apart from being embraced in Latin America, the telenovela also received international acclaim, with one of its stars Jodi Sta. Maria getting nominated as Best Actress in the 2016 International Emmy Awards for her performance in the series.
Since ABS-CBN started distributing its content in Latin America in 2016, it has already sold over 2,000 hours of content in the region, and on top of that, a scripted format deal in Mexico for The Promise.
Along with its successes with Latin American audiences, ABS-CBN shows enjoy large following in Africa and Asia, with Bagong Umaga airing in 41 African countries and La Vida Lena and Huwag Kang Mangamba airing in Myanmar, among others.