Lourdes Diaz

Univision’s chief revenue officer departs

Univision Communications, the company serving Hispanic America, has revealed that Tonia O’Connor has decided to step down as chief revenue officer. O’Connor departs after the exit of a string of top execs at the network, with CEO Randy Falco departing in May after chief content officer, Isaac Lee, and programming chief, Lourdes Diaz, also left. […]

Unvision slashes 6% of workforce

US Hispanic broadcaster Univision is to cut up to 6% of its staff as part of sweeping changes brought in by new entertainment chief Issac Lee. Around 250 jobs are at risk from the restructuring, which comes after a year of declining ratings and a US$30.5 million loss in the third quarter of this year. […]

Comedy Central hires UK development head

Comedy Central UK has hired Matt Tiller as its head of development. He will report into Louise Holmes, VP and director of programming, Comedy Central and MTV UK, having joined the channel this week. Tiller will source and develop non-scripted original commissions in the UK, and support VP and head of global production and development […]

Comedy Central UK lines up Impractical Jokers

Comedy Central UK has ordered a pilot of US comedy format Impractical Jokers after it dropped off the BBC Three schedule. Warner Bros. Television Production UK-owned prodco Yalli is producing the pilot. The show will closely mirror the format of the US version, which is currently Comedy Central UK’s top-performing show. Hidden camera prank show […]

Comedy Central UK taps Wall to Wall for development boss

Pay TV channel Comedy Central UK has hired a Wall to Wall exec to become its head of development and unveiled a pair of new international programming deals. Mia Lane will be responsible for sourcing and developing original commissions, reporting into Lourdes Diaz, VP, development and production at Comedy Central’s UK-based international unit. She will […]