users can view TV Azteca's Telenovela soap operas

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MEXICO CITY--Mexican Internet portal is archiving No. 2 broadcaster TV Azteca's programming so users can revisit their favorite news item or telenovela snippet at any time online. TV Azteca owns 50% of

"We've received an incredibly positive response to our Real-Time video," says Director General Tim Parsa. The inclusion of Azteca programming "is the next logical step for Todito," he says.

Todito users can click onto the Web site's TV Digital channel to access news, entertainment, sports or telenovela original productions broadcast by the network's popular Channel 13. Mr. Parsa says that while the service is free, Todito will begin charging per program in the future.

TV Azteca produced more than 9,500 hours of original programming in 1999 and plans to produce approximately 10,000 hours this year. is a portal serving Spanish-speaking users in the North American market.

Copyright June 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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