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"Lalola" Wins Nine Martin Fierro Awards Including Golden Award and is Voted Best...
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"Lalola" Wins Nine Martin Fierro Awards Including Golden Award and is Voted Best Fiction at Fund TV Awards in Argentina LONDON--(Business Wire)-- Dori Media Group ("Dori Media" or "DMG"), the international media company active in the field of television, with a focus on production, distribution, broadcasting and merchandising of Telenovela, is pleased to announce that its latest hit comedy "Lalola" won nine awards at the 38th Martin Fierro TV awards in Argentina last week, making it the biggest winner of the ceremony. In addition, "Lalola" was voted best fiction of the year at the Fund TV awards held this week in Argentina. "LaLola" is produced by Dori Media Contenidos, a subsidiary of the Dori Media Group, and is based on an idea by Sebastian Ortega for Underground Productions. The show tells the story of Lalo, a man who wakes up one morning in the body of a woman, Lola, and is forced to deal with the new and challenging life this entails. "Lalola" won the Golden Martin Fierro award for overall best programme. The show also won awards for best comedy, actor, actress, supporting actor in a comedy, direction, screenplay and acting revelation. Since it was first broadcast in Argentina less than a year ago, "Lalola" has been sold to more than 52 countries including France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Chile and Vietnam. In the US, Sony Pictures Television acquired the rights to the "Lalola" format and Fox Broadcasting Company is producing a pilot for the North American market. On Sunday 6 July, "Lalola" started being broadcast on Antena 3 in Spain and received 17% share of audience, nearly as much as the Wimbledon tennis championship final won by Spanish player Rafael Nadal on a different channel. Nadav Palti, CEO & President of DMG, commented: "We are extremely pleased to see that our hit comedy "Lalola" received so many awards. At Dori Media, we are committed to producing the best and most popular series. This recognition and the audience reach of "Lalola" around the world demonstrate that we are delivering on our commitment. We see a bright future for "Lalola", for our other series and for the Telenovela genre globally and in many new markets." Dori Media Group is an international media group that produces, distributes and broadcasts telenovelas. The group owns approximately 4,300 television hours that it sells to a wide variety of audiences in more than 50 countries. In Israel, Dori Media is the owner of Dori Media Paran and Dori Media Darset, which produce daily series and telenovelas for the Israeli market. It also owns and operates two telenovela channels, Viva and Viva Platinum. In the Israeli market, Dori Media also packages, produces and operates all of the movie channels on HOT cable television and the series channel on HOT Extra. In Indonesia, the company operates the Televiva Vision 2 channel that is devoted to telenovelas and Baby TV Vision 3 for toddlers. The Dori Media Group in controlled by Mapal Communications Ltd. one of the largest media companies in the Israel. The group is traded on the London Stock Exchange where its symbol is DMG. Dori Media Group Ltd. Nadav Palti, CEO & President +972 3 7684000 / +972 54 4236828 firstname.lastname@example.org or Shared Value Limited Nicolas Duperrier, +44 (0) 20 7321 5010 Investor & Media relations email@example.com or Daniel Stewart & Company Plc Oliver Rigby, +44 (0) 20 7776 6550 Nominated Adviser and Broker or www.dorimedia.com Copyright Business Wire 2008