Univision Debuts 'Amor Real' - an Unforgettable Love Story of Epic Proportions; Sweeping Tale Set in Turbulent 19th Century Mexico

Fernando Colunga as Manuel and Adela Noriega as Matilde in Univision's "Amor Real."

MIAMI--()--Oct. 18, 2004--Considered by some as Mexico's "Gone with the Wind," "Amor Real" ("True Love") is an epic novela set in the mid-1800s that debuts on the Univision Television Network (NYSE:UVN) Monday, October 25 at 9 pm (8 pm Central).

Almost two years in the making, this spectacular period piece boasts an all-star cast of Hispanic television's biggest stars including Adela Noriega (El Privilegio de Amar), Fernando Colunga (Abrazame Muy Fuerte), Ernesto Laguardia (Desencuentro), Chantal Andere (La Intrusa) and Helena Rojo (Ramona). The production, led by internationally acclaimed producer Carla Estrada, required the participation of over 1,000 actors, extras, technicians and artisans and is considered one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the novela genre.

"The work of our extremely dedicated cast and crew, along with the extraordinary collection of visual elements - lighting, camera work, custom-made wardrobe, attention to detail - allows the viewers to experience the characters' emotions and also transport themselves completely to another era," said Estrada.

With breathtaking cinematography, lavish sets, stunning locations and painstakingly detailed costumes, "Amor Real's" story line nonetheless develops at a modern, fast pace. Sharp, sensual, and sophisticated, "Amor Real" brings to life unforgettable characters and tells the story of Matilde (Adela Noriega) - a beautiful woman who breaks the social code of the era and pays the price for true love. She is deceived and manipulated by her family even though she is the only one who can save them from their own misfortune. Unable to be with her true love, the poor soldier Adolfo (Mauricio Islas), she is forced to marry Manuel (Fernando Colunga), heir to a large fortune.

A mega hit in Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Russia, Venezuela and several European countries, this lavish production is guaranteed to be appointment television. Univision's newest blockbuster primetime novela "Amor Real" will air weeknights at 9pm (8pm Central).

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 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 80% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 24 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 31 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels 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 Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

For more information, please visit www.univision.net

Contacts

Univision Network
Cristina Romano, 305-463-4608
marketingcomm@univision.net
www.univision.net

Contacts

Univision Network
Cristina Romano, 305-463-4608
marketingcomm@univision.net
www.univision.net