After more than 50 years being aired, TV programs from Mexican writer, actor and screenwriter Roberto Gomez Bolaños, known as ‘Chespirito’, will not been broadcast worldwide, including in Latin America, because Grupo Televisa and Grupo Chespirito have not come to terms for that. The information was confirmed this Saturday, August 1st, by Roberto Gómez Fernandez, Chespirito’s son, through his official Twitter account.
‘Although saddened by the decision, my family and I hope that Chespirito will soon be on the world’s screens. We will continue to insist, and I am sure we will succeed’, said Gomez Fernandez on the social network. The last day Chespirito’s content were broadcast, both in Mexico and in the international market on TV and internet, was this last Friday, July 31st.
‘Due to economic and legal problems between Grupo Chespirito and Televisa, all Chespirito’s programs on FTA TV in Mexico and in more than 20 countries has been stopped. July 31st was the last day of uninterrupted broadcast of Roberto Gómez Bolaños’ programs, said Raul Brindis, Content Director at Univision Communications. Up to now, Televisa has not expressed itself in this regard.
Roberto Gomez Bolaños has created several TV characters, such as ‘El Chavo’, ‘El Chapulin Colorado’, ‘El Doctor Chapatín’, and others. Last year, Telefilms and Grupo Chespirito announced an agreement for the development of multiplatform content from the universe of the Mexican creator. The first project is focused on a bioseries on Gomez Bolaños life, based on his autobiography, ‘Sin querer, queriendo’(2006), directed by THR3 Media Group. The content would be released next year.