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Discovery En Espanol Goes Behind The Scenes Of The World's Biggest Soccer Event Of The Year

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The network gets ready for the epic tournament with a special programming that includes the new original production "Construyendo los Estadios"

MIAMI, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just a few weeks before the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Discovery en Espanol goes beyond the playing field and takes a deeper look at Brazil's biggest engineering project in recent years in CONSTRUYENDO LOS ESTADIOS (Building the Stadiums). This new original production follows the upgrading and creation of three cutting-edge stadiums capable of hosting one of the most fascinating events in the world. CONSTRUYENDO LOS ESTADIOS will air Sundays at 7PM E/ 4PM P, starting May 18.

The three-part series CONSTRUYENDO LOS ESTADIOS gives a unique inside look into the complex refurbishment of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium; the building of the modern and high-tech Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, a project so avant-garde that much of its advanced technology has not even been tested at the international level; and the highly expensive and ambitious Amazonia Arena, being built in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest.

With exclusive access to engineers, architects and government officials entrusted with the project, CONSTRUYENDO LOS ESTADIOS reveals the challenges of the task at hand as well as the progress made in Brazil's race against the clock to complete these colossal projects on time.

"We are proud to bring to our viewers a real time account of this huge undertaking by Brazil, that transformed stadiums that date back to the 1950s -as is the case with the iconic Maracana-  or built complete infrastructures where there were none," said Michela Giorelli, Vice President of Production and Development for Discovery en Espanol. "Our team was there first and from the start which allowed us to follow these challenging projects as they unfolded, making it possible to put together a program that will captivate and inspire our audience."

Brazil is a country with a long tradition of innovation, and is also the birth place of one the most renowned architects in the world, Oscar Niemeyer. The South American country is also the one nation in the world that boasts five World Cup titles, and the only country whose team has played in every World Cup. Hosting the biggest football event in the world has a much deeper meaning here than anywhere else. So it begs the question, with only a few weeks left before the kickoff of the next World Cup, will Brazil be able to overcome the many setbacks brought about by tight work schedules, sky rocketing budgets, unpredictable weather and mass protests?

In addition to CONSTRUYENDO LOS ESTADIOS, Discovery en Espanol's special programming will feature new seasons of the series FUTBOL 360: JUGADAS MAESTRAS (Mondays at 11PM E/P, starting on May 12) and FUTBOLOGIA (Fridays at 11PM E/P, starting on May 30). On Futbol 360, a group of soccer players, along with a team of biomechanics experts, take part in an interactive study to reconstruct some of the game's most spectacular and surprising plays; while Futbología gives a Discovery en Espanol's point of view to all things soccer.

To learn more about these productions and Discovery en Espanol programming, follow us on facebook.com/discoveryenespanol.

About Discovery en Espanol
Discovery en Espanol is the Spanish-language voice of Discovery. It is the premier network dedicated to offering the finest in quality programming in the areas of science, technology, world cultures, history, nature and real-life drama. The channel provides a unique and enriching experience by combining the best Discovery Networks programming with its own original productions. Created by the world's most trusted media brand, Discovery en Espanol translates not just the words, but also the excitement of Discovery, educating and informing its audience and offering a fascinating glimpse into the incredible world in which we live.  For more information, please follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/discoveryenespanol.

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