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“THE DOCTORS” FORMAT OPENS A PRACTICE IN MEXICO

Published on: 09/06/2012   |   All 2012 Press Releases


“Los Doctores” to Premiere in September on Televisa

Los Angeles, Calif. – Sept. 6, 2012 – CBS Studios International today announced that Spanish-language media company Televisa has licensed the format rights for a local Mexican version of the award-winning medical infotainment program “The Doctors.” Production on 60 episodes of the one-hour daily “Los Doctores” began in Mexico City on August 2, 2012.  The series is scheduled to premiere on Televisa in Mexico on Sept. 10, 2012.

Acclaimed female telenovela producer Carla Estrada serves as Executive Producer of “Los Doctores.”  The series will feature six Spanish-speaking medical professionals and will address medical topics and valuable health information specific to the Mexican audience.

“Featuring relatable and timely conversations about the health and medical issues facing audiences around the globe, ‘The Doctors’ format has been well-received internationally,” said Roxanne Pompa, Vice President of International Format Sales and Production, CBS Studios International. “We look forward to working with Televisa to make ‘Los Doctores’ equally successful in Mexico.”

“We are very excited to be working with CBS Studios International to produce a Mexican version of this popular, informative series,” commented José Baston, President of Television and Content at Grupo Televisa. “‘Los Doctores’ is a wonderful contribution to the health and well-being of our Mexican viewers.”

“Los Doctores” is the eighth international versions of “The Doctors” currently in production.  The format has also been licensed by Radio Canada in French-Canada, MTV Lebanon, Studiovision Productions for Dubai Tv in the Middle East, Flare Media for Ned 1 in the Netherlands, SIC TV in Portugal, 1 + 1 Studios in Ukraine and Kiet Tuong for HVT7 in Vietnam.

“LOS DOCTORES” ARE:

  •  Dr. Ary Angel Papadòpulus Canales, 38, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  •  Dr. Salvador Villalpando Carrión, 41, Pediatric Nutrition and Gastroenterology
  •  Dr. Mariano Barragán Gutierrez, 69, Family Therapy and Child Psychiatry
  •  Dr. Julie Salomón Kuri, 39, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  •  Dr. José Bandera Quijano, 46, Nutrition and Gastroenterology
  •  Dr. Edgar Diaz Soto, 40, Emergency Room, Surgery

“The Doctors,” taped in front of a live audience in Hollywood, is produced by Stage 29 Productions and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Jay McGraw, Carla Pennington, Andrew Scher and Dr. Phil McGraw are executive producers. CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in worldwide television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 11 first-run series and holds the largest internationally distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp. “The Doctors” and “The Doctors” format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.

About CBS Studios International

CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in over 30 languages across multiple media platforms.  The division participates in international channel ventures, currently comprised of 22 channels in 18 languages across 87 territories reaching more than 100M international households.   CBS Studios International also exports a diverse line up of formats for local production around the world.  The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming.  CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.

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