WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nat Geo Mundo this week received the network's first-ever International Emmy Award nomination since its launch three years ago. The nomination recognized the Spanish-language cable channel's original production, "Temple de Acero," for the newly created category, Non-English Language US Primetime Program.
"Temple de Acero" is a documentary series that follows 12 Hispanic U.S. military veterans who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. Unveiling their motivations to enlist, their experiences while at war and the deep impact it has had on their lives.
"We are thrilled and honored to be recognized with this first Emmy nomination. As a young network, we are committed to producing high-quality original programming that offers stories that resonate with our loyal US Hispanic audience," said Carmen Larios, SVP of Programming and Development.
Other nominees in this category include Telemundo's successful productions "Pasion Prohibida", "La Patrona" and "El Senor de los Cielos".
About Nat Geo Mundo
Launched in 2011, Nat Geo Mundo is an entertainment channel featuring inspirational programming and an innovative mix of drama and action series, all with a focus on entertaining U.S. Latino audiences. The channel provides a combination of high quality programming that is both positive and uplifting linked to science, culture and history. As a joint project of Fox Networks Group and National Geographic Ventures, the mission of Nat Geo Mundo is to engage the bilingual and bicultural U.S. Latino by expanding their horizons through programs about the world around them. Nat Geo Mundo is a contemporary extension of the National Geographic Society, an organization that has motivated people to become aware of the planet since 1888.
For more information, please visit www.natgeomundo.com.
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