Pinoy shows are popular in China and Africa

While Filipino-dubbed Mexican telenovelas and Korean drama series are captivating local audiences, a number of Filipino TV series are making a big splash abroad, with shows produced by Lopez-led ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. finding fans in China and Africa.

Reena de Guzman Garingan, head for international sales of ABS-CBN Global, said Filipino drama series like Pangako Sa ’Yo, and more recently, local TV hits like Lobo and Tayong Dalawa, were bought by foreign broadcasters for airing abroad.

“ABS-CBN shows are subtitled and dubbed in several languages, including English, Turkish, Khmer, Mandarin and French,” Ms. Garingan told reporters last week.

Ms. Garingan said Pangako Sa ’ Yo has been dubbed in English and has been airing in China’s national television channel under the title The Promise. The show rated second overall local and foreign programs airing in the country.

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