Disney Media Distribution Latin America (DMDLA), The Walt Disney Company Latin America’s distribution and production division, TV Azteca and BFT Media, along with Julio Cesar Chavez, will produce a new biographic series based on the incredible life of the greatest Mexican boxer of all times: Julio Cesar Chávez. The show, that continues the strategy of offering engaging and relevant programming content for Hispanic audiences, will air on the popular networks: Space Latinoamérica, Telemundo in the U.S. and TV Azteca in Mexico.
“El Cesar”, the story of an idol, the life of a man, is a dramatic series that follows the steps of legendary Mexican boxing idol, Julio Cesar Chávez. The man remained undefeated for 13 years, 11 months and 14 days, at the top of world boxing charts. Julio Cesar Chavez has it all: family, money and legions of followers; however, the top is as high as the fall is hard. Thus, Chavez enters a world of privilege that gets him deep in trouble with drug dealers, women problems and addictions that will soon end his career -and almost his life. The series has 26 one-hour episodes that show us the tormented life of the Great Mexican Champion, as he discovers the difficult journey that will make him an idol.
The show is a Disney Media Distribution Latin America, TV Azteca and BTF Media production, the latter being in charge of the execution of this thrilling project that will air on Space in Latin America, Telemundo in US Hispanic and TV Azteca in Mexico.
“Being Julio Cesar Chavez one of Mexico, the Hispanic Market in the United States and World Boxing’s true heroes, and his life an incredible story, “El Cesar” has the perfect ingredients to be our next biopic drama series, that without doubt will prevail throughout time. It is truly an honor to produce this drama alongside TV Azteca, BTF Media and Julio Cesar Chávez; and we are very happy to be working on this unique project with three great networks such as Azteca 7, Telemundo and Space”, said Fernando Barbosa, SVP of Disney Media Distribution Latin America.
“One of TV Azteca’s goals for this year is to produce quality content for all audiences. This alliance with Disney, BTF Media and Julio Cesar Chávez allows us to create differential and interesting content, not only for free TV but reaching far beyond it; allowing us to position ourselves not only as a content distribution channel but also as content producers. We are very happy to be able to work with the story of a friend, one of the greatest representatives in Mexican boxing and an icon of worldwide sports”, added Rodrigo Fernández Capdevielle, General Director Estudio 7, TV Azteca.