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Sabbatical Adds Estrella TV Content to Catalog


Sabbatical Entertainment has inked a distribution deal with Estrella TV to become the international agent for the channel’s programming.

Estrella TV is a Spanish-language television network owned and operated by LBI Media. The U.S. channel produces original shows geared toward modern Latinos. Titles include Rica, Famosa, Latina, Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento, Noches con Platanito, Alarma TV and Premios de la Radio, among others.

Miguel Somoza, the president and CEO of Sabbatical, said: “It is a great honor and a privilege for us to represent and distribute Estrella TV’s remarkable programming. We are truly grateful that Lenard Liberman, one of the leading pioneers of Spanish-language television in the U.S., has placed his trust in us. We are also very excited about the fifth season of Rica, Famosa, Latina, which promises to be another ratings hit. The show is filmed in international locations that include Havana, Cuba, Washington D.C., Spain, Mexico and Los Angeles, to name a few. In the coming season, Rica, Famosa, Latina adds international stars Scarlet Ortiz and Mimí Lazo to its impressive cast.”

Liberman added: “The versatility, high quality and production value of our programming is perfectly suited for a universal audience, which is why we believe in the internationalization of Estrella TV. We believe that Sabbatical Entertainment’s young entrepreneurial spirit is a good match for our brand and our extensive programming catalog.”

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