Telemundo teams with Boehringer Ingelheim to raise awareness of Type 2 Diabetes in orginal production, ‘Bajo El Mismo Cielo’

Partnership marks TELEMUNDO’s first-ever novela storyline integration by a pharmaceutical company campaign aims to raise awareness about Type 2 Diabetes among Hispanics as part of the Prevenir Es Vivir (Prevention is Life) year-round health and wellness campaign
(PR NewsChannel) / August 25, 2015 / MIAMI 

telemundoTELEMUNDO today announced a ground-breaking new campaign in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. to drive awareness for Type 2 Diabetes through storyline integrations in the original production, “Bajo el Mismo Cielo,” that will begin Wednesday, August 26.

Storyline integrations will follow Andrés Cabrera, a character suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, as he manages his disease. The integrations will be supported by a custom vignette airing in conjunction with the storyline and hosted by actor Juan Cepero in character as Cabrera, who will encourage viewers to visit for more information about Type 2 Diabetes.

“This first-of-its-kind partnership with a pharmaceutical company offers us a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our viewers by delivering vital diabetes awareness messaging through a character on a primetime novela,” said Raquel Egusquiza, Vice President of Community Affairs, Hispanic Group, NBCUniversal. “Boehringer Ingelheim’s established expertise on this topic is a valuable resource to support our Prevenir Es Vivir campaign and we’re thrilled to be conveying our shared message through this innovative format.”

The novela follows the story of a father who, in search of a better future for his children, suffers the difficulties that many immigrants face in search of the American dream. The series stars Gabriel Porras, Maria Elisa Camargo, Luis Ernesto Franco and Julio Bracho, among others.

Additional elements of the campaign will include video exclusives within the novela’s section on and Boehringer Ingelheim sponsored custom segments on “Un Nuevo Día,” featuring Q&A-style segments with health experts provided by Boehringer Ingelheim, a cooking demo with Chef James and a “Truth or Myth” segment delivering facts about Type 2 Diabetes.


About TELEMUNDO: TELEMUNDO, a division of NBCUniversal Hispanic Group, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. TELEMUNDO’s multiple platforms include the TELEMUNDO Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 17 owned stations, which includes a full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA, and broadcast and MVPD affiliates; TELEMUNDO Digital Media, which distributes TELEMUNDO’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices and; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned TELEMUNDO as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 120 countries in over 40 languages.


Elizabeth Vazquez
Communications Specialist

Sheena Eustice
FerenComm on behalf of TELEMUNDO

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SOURCE:  NBCUniversal

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