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Amazon Prime Video Goes for Menudo Drama


SOMOS Distribution has licensed Súbete a mi Moto, which charts the story of Menudo, to Amazon Prime Video.

Súbete a mi Moto looks at the popular Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, whose unprecedented success launched the careers of Ricky Martin, Draco Rosa and others. The 15×1-hour series will become available to Prime Video customers in more than 200 countries and territories.

Súbete a mi Moto comes from producers Endemol Shine Boomdog, SOMOS Productions and Piñolywood Studios.

Luis Villanueva, president and CEO of SOMOS Distribution, said: “The licensing of Súbete a mi Moto by Amazon Prime Video meets the expectations we had with the project. The story demonstrates its attractiveness and proves the trust that the market has in our distribution know-how and capacity as well as in the quality of the productions where SOMOS Productions and its partners participate. We are sure that this negotiation augurs a very beneficial relationship between SOMOS Distribution and Prime Video.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the incredible story behind Súbete a mi Moto to our customers across Latin America and around the world,” said Pablo Iacoviello, head of content for Latin America at Prime Video. “We continue to add a robust lineup of high-quality programs to the Prime Video catalog, and we know our customers are going to love this bio-musical series.”

Alejandro Rincon, CEO of Endemol Shine Boomdog, said, “We are thrilled that Prime Video will be sharing this special series with their global audience. We’ve just started production and have assembled a tremendous cast and production team. And we congratulate and thank our partners at SOMOS and Piñolywood.”

Carlos Nido, CEO of Piñolywood Studios, added, “The series will present an amazing Puerto Rican story of one of the first boy bands assembled and how its manager made it a global sensation. The group became a trailblazer in the music industry. Excited that Prime Video will provide a global distribution platform for this series that we are sure global audiences will enjoy watching.”

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