By Iride Aparicio

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ISMAEL CALA                                       ALL photos Courtesy: MEGA  TV

SILICON VALLEY-- Those of you who watch MEGA TV, are familiar with Direct TV host ISMAEL CALA, a life and business strategist, author of eight best sellers books, President and founder of the CALA ENTERPRISES CORPORATION and the ISMAEL CALA FOUNDATION, and the host, for five and a half years, of "CALA" on CNN en Español.

Some of you, may even remember that day on May of 2017, when ISMAEL CALA, made his debut on DIRECT TV, with five one-hour chapters of a show, with the name of "ISMAEL CALA en PUERTO RICO," with him serving as a host.

It was an interesting concept, The purpose of the series was to explore the culture, idiosyncrasies and profiles of entrepreneurship and conditions of  the "Isla del Encanto," (The charming Island) as Puerto Rico is called,  through the people who have marked a before an after in the recent  history of Puerto Rico. The program,  was aired in Latin America and the United States after its premiere in Puerto Rico and was a hit.


This year, on July 14, from MIAMI, FL. MEGA TV Television Network, Property of SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM, Inc. ("SBS" ) (OTCQX: SBSAA), the leading Minority certified Hispanic multimedia and entertainment company in the U.S  announced that singer GLORIA STEFAN and  her husband  Musician and  Producer EMILIO ESTEFAN will be the official GODPARENTS  (Padrinos)  of  "CALA," similar to the sponsors of ISMAEL CALA's new television show, which will premier on JULY 20, on MEGA TV. reaching the entire United States.

"We are supporting Ismael because he is someone who brings light and a positive vision to the world, things that are in such short supply these days" stated EMILIO ESTEFAN, who added, speaking on his own and GLORIA's behalf: "We love him very much and wish him the best with this new program.

On his part, CALA  expressed his gratitude for the "honor and the blessing" of having the support of this wonderful couple from the show business world. "I have enjoyed the friendship of Emilio and Gloria for many years, and they've been an indispensable help to me at key moments in my career," he said.


The "CALA" program will be a variety show, with a combination of entertainment and information, commentary, humor, serious issues and ISMAEL's famous interviews.
His first show will include a conversation with GLORIA and EMILIO STEFAN and an interview with  JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ, "El Puma."  For those of you who are not familiar with him, RODRIGUEZ  is a Venezuelan  Actor and Singer, who had recorded many hits and who had acted many roles in many telenovelas (Spanish Soap Operas).

His inaugural week will feature many other major Latino figures as guests,  among them singer  NATALIA JIMÉNEZ , actress LUCÍA MÉNDEZ, television host LUIS CHATAING,  Sexologist, ANTONIA LÓPEZ, Doctor MARITZA FUENTES from MEGATV "Mega News"and the "Buena Vida' and Reggaeton duo of ALEXIS and FIDO, among others.

The program has been made possible thanks to the trust of RAUL ALARCÓN, CEO of Mega TV, ALBERT RODRIGUEZ, the network COO; JOSE PÉREZ, Vice President of Programming & Production and AMER  MERCADO, Executive Producer of this new season.

"The program has an innovative format that captures de enchantment and great journalist maturity of Ismael" Commented PEREZ, the Vice President of Programming and Production. Executive Producer MERCADO  added that the program will present a CALA who is "Engaging and funny, who will be trying to convey a mood of hope to viewing households."