Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe, said Telenovelas, soap operas from Portuguese and Spanish-speaking parts of the world, mainly South America, had proved popular in Zimbabwe, and the existing Telemundo channel had been well received since launching two years ago.
Now the excitement grows as a second channel devoted to this genre is launched on DStv on Monday March 23, with a line-up of new soaps for Zimbabweans to follow, along with their peers across the continent” she said.
Eva is the name of the new channel – a woman’s name in recognition of the core following of the genre, which is dedicated to stories of romance and passion. Programming will feature new series that are not already being seen on Telemundo, among them some of Latin America’s most popular shows such as Prisoner of Love, The Swindler, The Perfect Woman and Timeless Love.
Eva is a first for this genre as it is a channel created specifically for Africa and seen only in Africa, but with a line-up of shows that have proved themselves in other parts of the world,” said Ms Dziva.
The new addition to DStv will launch with a host of high production value programmes including Prisoner of Love (Amor Cautivo), a saga about three families, the Santacruz, Bustamante and Del Valle who are united by a terrible secret, that premieres on Monday, 23rd March at 18:00 CAT, then every weekday at 12:00 CAT.
We know from customer feedback how popular Telemundo has become and how fascinated local viewers are with the storylines of the telenovelas. Like Telemundo, Eva will feature programmes dubbed into English.” she added.
MultiChoice Africa has partnered with AMC Networks International to launch Eva on DStv channel 141 and hopes are high that audiences will enjoy the offering and give it the same level of support as the pioneering Telemundo channel. It is available on the DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact bouquets.
Eva will bring the sizzle to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact subscribers’ television screens with their line up of hot Latin American telenovelas fully dubbed in English. Viewers who enjoy their life with added spice will be treated to a potent mix of love, jealousy and betrayal in the shape of high quality serial dramas.