Jonathan Blum

Comarex to sell Cisneros shows globally

Mexico-based distributor Comarex has acquired rights to Latin American content giant Cisneros Media Distribution’s catalogue outside the US and Spain. The deal hands Comarex more than 30,000 hours of programming, and is a particular boon as the distributor lost its representation agreement with TV Azteca earlier this year. CMD executive VP Marcello Coltro will continue […]

eOne, Endemol Shine execs to run Blumhouse TV

US producer Blumhouse Productions is building out its TV arm by hiring heavy hitters Jeremy Gold and Marci Wiseman as divisional co-presidents. The pair come in above Jessica Rhoades, who built The Jinx prodco’s television division, who will be executive VP, head of programming and development going forwards. Gold was previously executive VP of Kingdom […]

Cisneros pay TV chief exits

Cosme Lopez is leaving his post at the top of Cisneros Media’s pay TV division after 15 years with the Venezuelan broadcast group. Members of Cisneros Media Distribution’s team, which executive VP of content distribution Marcello Coltro leads, will assume Lopez’s duties. Lopez (pictured) most recently held the post of senior VP and general manager […]

Distribution chief Diaz exits Cisneros

Cesar Diaz is exiting Cisneros Media Group after nearly nine years at the Venezuelan media firm, TBI has learned. The veteran international sales executive is planning to launch his own independent content company after exiting Cisneros Media Distribution. He will continue to work with Cisneros on a number of joint projects, he said in a […]

Cisneros poaches AMCNI’s Coltro for EVP role

Venezuela’s Cisneros Media has poached Marcello Coltro from AMC Networks International Latin America to become its executive VP, content distribution. Based out of Miami, Coltro will oversee Cisneros’ pay TV and content distribution unites, reporting to Cisneros Media president Jonathan Blum. He joins from AMCNI, which was formerly Chellomedia, but rebranded after AMC Networks acquired […]

Cisneros plans Latin comedy for US market

Venezuela’s Cisneros Media has partnered with US indie Part Time Hero Productions to create a telenovela-themed comedy for the US general market. American Girl Trapped in a Telenovela is being billed as “an English-language comedy series with a Latin twist”. The aim is to attract both US and US Hispanic audiences, and the format will […]

Cisneros Media relaunches distribution outfit

Cisneros Media, owner of Venezuelan broadcaster Venevision and US Spanish-language Venevision Productions, has rebranded its distribution arm ahead of NATPE.  For the last 35 years Cisneros’ content has been sold by distributor Venevision International, with 30,000 hours bought in more than 100 countries and 20 languages, according to the company. However, the distributor has now […]

Cisneros names Blum at top of restructured media division

Venezuela’s Cisneros Group has promoted Jonathan Blum to president of Cisneros Media, a newly formed division housing all of its media and entertainment companies. Blum has been VP and general manager of the Venevision channel since 2011 and will now lead the new unit, which comprises Cisneros’ pay TV, production, content distribution, music and beauty […]

BBC and Venevision team for Miss Venezuela show

UK public broadcaster the BBC and Venezuela’s leading broadcaster Venevision are joining forces to make a documentary about the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant. The beauty contest has produced several Miss Universe and Miss World winners in recent years and the documentary will go behind the scenes at the event. The BBC will have exclusive access […]