Telemundo first for primetime HD en Espanol


Telemundo announced it will become the first Spanish language network in the US to broadcast its entire primetime programming slate in High-Definition when “Donde Esta Elisa” premieres on 3/8.

”Telemundo has led the Spanish-language industry television in producing high-definition original content,” said Don Browne, President, Telemundo. “Today, we have taken an even bigger step and we are thrilled to be able to make this the standard and provide our viewers, distributors and advertisers alike the best production quality the industry has to offer.”

The net’s first HD broadcast came in April 2009 with the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards and was followed by Dona Barbara, the first primetime novela in HD.“Boxeo Telemundo” became the first sports show on Spanish-language television to air in HD on January 29, 2010. Deportes Telemundo aired the fight between Jesús “Estrellita” Ruiz vs. Colombian Luis “Surtigás” Meléndez live from the Plaza Condesa Auditorio in Mexico City. The new season of “12 Corazones” was also brought to Telemundo audiences in HD on 2/12. “El Clon” and “Perro Amor” are both broadcast in HD and with the March 8 premiere of “Donde Esta Elisa,” Telemundo’s HD primetime lineup will be complete.