Juan Carlos Urdaneta

Turner names Urdaneta replacement in Lat Am

Turner Latin America has named Joel Whitten ‘Whit’ Richardson III as its president, in effect replacing Juan Carlos Urdaneta. Richardson is a 23-year Turner veteran, and in his new role has taken charge of the company’s regional general entertainment, kids, sports and free-to-air channel brands; distribution of the CNN news services; and L&M activity. He […]

Time Warner, Viacom circle $400m Telefe

Time Warner and Viacom are the big-name media groups assessing offers to buy Argentinian free TV broadcaster, according to The Wall Street Journal. An offer of around US$400 million would entice current owner Telefónica to sell, the report claims. Time Warner already has a successful pay TV business in Latin America through its Turner and […]

Turner, Cisneros form Latin alliance

Turner Broadcasting System Latin America and Venezuela’s Cisneros Media have formed a strategic alliance. The pair will exploit assets and interests in Latin America, primarily targeting female demographics. Turner has a suite of pay TV channels operating the continent, while Cisneros is a broadcaster, producer and distributor of telenovelas, talk shows and other traditional genres. […]