Leading Puerto Rican broadcaster WAPA-TV is partnering with FremantleMedia to produce "Idol Kids" for the network's 2012 season, the network has announced.
News of the new program came during a recent upfront showcase at the Puerto Rican Convention Center in San Juan where executives spoke about the success of the popular singing competition, "Idol Puerto Rico."
The junior spin-off will feature some of Puerto Rico's best young talent. During the presentation, singer Christian Pagan, winner of "Idol Puerto Rico," performed for the audience.
According to the network, "Idol Puerto Rico" has received a 71% audience share among adult women during the finale. The network's programs air in the U.S. on WAPA America through the U.S. Cable network arm of WAPA Television which has a reach of more than 5 million homes through cable and satellite.
WAPA-TV, branded as WAPA Television, is an independent television station based in San Juan and transmits over digital channel 27 and is owned by InterMedia Partners. Wapa.tv has more than 3 million visits monthly and 14 million page views, according to published reports.
"We will continue to produce and acquire the most innovative programming for our viewers and advertisers in 2012 and beyond," said Jose E. Ramos, president of WAPA Television.