MIAMI. – Venevision International, the entertainment company part of the Cisneros Group, has placed the soap (telenovela” “Trópico” in more than 30 countries in the Americas, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, to this moment. In addition to its dramatic plot, the elaborate production showcases the natural beauty of Dominican Republic by utilizing picturesque locations throughout the island, famous for its breathtaking beaches.
“Trópico” has received high marks and rave reviews in the countries it’s been broadcasted, such as the United States, Malaysia, Ecuador, and, of course, the Dominican Republic, where it has become a local favorite. In the U.S., the telenovela obtained an average weekly rating of 6.9 and reaching an audience of more than 2.5 million television viewers, according to the Nielsen National Television Index – Hispanic. Equally impressive, the intriguing telenovela is highly acclaimed in such countries as Senegal, Philippines, Togo, Bosnia y Herzegovina, Gabon, Cameroon, Croatia, Indonesia, Poland, Spain, France, Colombia, Argentina, Lithuania, Turkey, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Panama, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico, and Niger, among others.
“Trópico,” produced in the Dominican Republic at a cost that surpassed the 4 million dollars, is starred by Scarlet Ortiz (Angelica Santos), Victor Gonzalez (Antonio Guzman), and the triumphant return of Jose Luis Rodriguez “El Puma” (Guillermo Guzman). The telenovela was filmed over a 5-month period in this Caribbean country on the eastern two-thirds of the Hispaniola island, exposes millions of television viewers around the world to incredible sites of Zona Colonial (the old city), La Romana, the Malecon, and numerous grand locations in the capital city, Santo Domingo; not to mention the radiant scenes under the sun, surrounded by soft sand and sparkling sea, as only the marvelous beaches of this tropical paradise can offer, such as Boca Chica, Punta Cana, Juan Dolio, Cabarete and Samana.
The high quality of this telenovela’s production clearly projects the highlights the appeal of the Dominican beaches with crystal clear waters, white sands and spectacular panoramas. Without a doubt, these images are very appealing to international travelers, who also will enjoy the scenes in which the nation’s traditions, folklore, and culture are showcased.
“Trópico” continues to be offered to additional markets at international television fairs, conventions, and summits, where the excellent results obtained are the direct result of the sales efforts carried out by the team at Venevision International. In this manner, the Dominican Republic is promoted internationally, stimulating a touristic flow to the country. Luis Villanueva, President of Venevision International, said that “our clients become enthused when presented with the beauty of the images of the telenovela, which along with the beautiful women and attractive storyline makes ‘Trópico’ a very enticing product.”
“Trópico,” as presented by the representative of the company during the launch event that took place on the island, takes advantage of “the excellent human talent and technical personnel and the competitive benefits Santo Domingo has to offer to the television industry.”