Update: Survivor México Coming To Azteca Uno

Survivor is heading south of the border!

Photo: Azteca Uno

Survivor is heading south of the border as Mexican national broadcast television network Azteca Uno announces the first-ever season of Survivor México.

While details are currently scarce, one promo does reference 16 participants and 2 tribes, the original format of the show. Those interested in competing can visit TVAzteca.com to fill out a thorough application form, which includes questions such as, “

The series will be produced Acun Medya, the production company behind the Greek, Turkish, and Romanian editions of Survivor. It marks the first time the format has entered Latin America.

According to TBI, the series will film in the Dominican Republic and is scheduled to air later this summer. Arturo Islas will host.

Of course, the coronavirus pandemic remains a concern for all international productions. The Dominican Republic has recently set up health protocols to begin receiving visitors, according to its tourism minister, Francisco Javier Garcia. But the borders are still currently closed, although the minister estimated that the country could open up within the next two months.

Both Survivor US and Australian Survivor have postponed filming of their upcoming seasons until further notice.

Alberto Ciurana, Chief Content & Distribution Officer at Azteca Uno, said, “The Mexican audience, now more than ever, demands and deserves high-quality content that evokes powerful emotions and promotes family togetherness. At TV Azteca, we work with the best strategic partners to offer world-class programs, such as Survivor Mexico.”

More details to follow.

This article was updated on 05/28/20.

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Martin Holmes

Martin is a freelance writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and Vulture, previously Digital Spy, ET Canada, and Yahoo. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull. Martin is the owner and editor-in-chief of Insider Survivor.

6 responses to “Update: Survivor México Coming To Azteca Uno”

  1. Sadly that network is used to mess up whit this kind of tv shows, for example, last major show called “Exatlon Mexico” had a runtime of 3 hours per episode (including commercials) and a total of 146 episodes, which ends up in lack of quality material.

    I prefer US format but doubt that tv azteca will redo that, however they programming is aimed to an audience that likes daily episodes for months, i hope they do a sunday primetime tv show (like did whit masterchef) anyways 1-hour runtime is unreal for the network.

    As an extra note, Televisa (biggest broadcaster in Mexico) aired in 2014 2 seasons of survivor US (tocantins and Gabon) whit monday to thursday schedule, in their secondary channel. I think had not great succes because they never reaired another seaon, but for me it was the metting whit my new favorite tv show.

  2. I live in Dominican Republic and I find this to be so irresponsable, there are a lot of active cases here, even if the government is lying about the numbers.

  3. It’s not the “first time” in Latin America. Venezuela, Ecuador and Chile had adapted it in the early 2000s but did not last too long.

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