Tagalog-dubbed Spanish telenovela on BEAM Channel 31

The classic telenovela hit Love Spell (Sortilegio) will air its maiden episode on Oct. 19, at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. primetime on BEAM Channel 31 ( SkyCable Channel 72, Destiny Cable Channel 80, Cable Link Channel 82, and CableStar Channel 4),  with catch-up marathon on weekends. For lovers of the classic Spanish telenovela genre, this is a welcome alternative to the local and Korean standard drama fare seen in leading broadcasters’ offerings. 

Love Spell

Love Spell centers on the life of Alejandro who comes back home to find that he is married to Maria Jose, a poor and innocent girl he doesn’t even know. As he goes in search to discover the truth, he ends up falling deeply in love with Maria Jose. William Levy plays Alejandro, while Jacqueline Bracamontes plays Maria Jose.  The telenovela’s synopsis, trailers, cast and character briefs as well as photos can be viewed in

Love Spell is the latest classic title offering of BEAM Channel 31, replacing La Madrasta, the concluding episode of which will be on Oct.18.  The Spanish telenovela trend in the Philippines started in 1994 but began dwindling in popularity about a decade-and-a-half later as Asian dramas took over.  However, it continues to have following particularly among young-to-middle aged women.

BEAM Channel 31 ( is a free-to-air TV owned and operated by Broadcast Enterprises and Affiliated Media, Inc. (BEAM), a subsidiary of Bethlehem Holdings, Inc., an investee of Globe Telecom’s Retirement Fund. 

BEAM started airing classic Spanish telenovelas in May this year with three maiden titles, classic hits La Madrasta (The Stepmother), Palabra de Mujer (A Woman’s Word), and Big Love (Llena de Amor). 

The free-to-air broadcaster changed its program line-up after significantly improving its analog broadcast facilities while starting the deployment of a brand new  digital ISDB-T  broadcast network in its service areas of NCR, Cebu, Davao, Baguio, Naga, Iloilo and Zamboanga.

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