Univision signs for global distribution of reality series


Univision is teaming up with Scott Sternberg Productions (SSP), a leading multi-media production company, for the worldwide distribution of “Nuestra Belleza Latina” (Our Latin Beauty), one of the network’s highest-rated reality shows. “Nuestra Belleza Latina” is the first format originated and produced internally at Univision in Miami that will be taken out to other territories globally.
Currently gearing up for its sixth season on Univision, “Nuestra Belleza Latina” is a reality competition series centered on a group of charismatic, intelligent and captivating young women from different nationalities who are all competing for the top title. The overall winner takes home cash, prizes, and a one-year contract to become a television personality on Univision, one of the top five broadcast TV networks in the U.S.  After casting, the finalists move into a luxurious mansion where they live together and receive courses in dancing, runway, teleprompter and physical fitness. Each week the finalists compete against each other in a variety of challenges with audiences at home voting for their favorite contestants.
“Nuestra Belleza Latina” is already a homegrown megahit for Univision and we look forward to expanding the reach of this popular and entertaining brand to audiences in other territories globally including the English-speaking U.S. market and Canada,” said Scott Sternberg, CEO of Scott Sternberg Productions. “’I’d like to thank my partners at Univision for teaming with us on this project. We see this series resonating with viewers everywhere.”
”We are thrilled to partner with Scott Sternberg Productions to bring the passion and excitement around Univision’s ‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ franchise to a global audience,” said Luis Fernandez, president of Entertainment and Univision Studios.
“Nuestra Belleza Latina” first premiered on Univision in March 2007 and quickly became one of the network’s highest rated series. The show continues to have momentum, as the season five finale in May 2011 scored as the most watched finale in the program’s history with 4.9 million average viewers tuning in to see Nastassja Bolivar getting crowned as the winner. The finale out-performed CBS and NBC with Adult viewers 18-34.
Scott Sternberg Productions (SSP) has a tremendous amount of experience in the foreign marketplace. The company has had previous success with their programs in territories such as Canada, Holland, Germany, among others. Presently (SSP) Produces the syndicated series “Live From Daryl’s House,” which is cleared now in 80% of the U.S. Other (SSP) programs include “On The Case with Paula Zahn” for Investigation Discovery, “Raw Nerve” with William Shatner for Bio and others.

(Source: Univision)