NBC Universo poaches Discovery exec

Latin-flavoured US cable channel NBC Universo has poached a Discovery Communications exec to become its senior VP, programming and production. Bilai Joa Silar will begin at the NBCUniversal-owned network on April 27, reporting to NBC Universo president Rubén Mendiola. The news comes two months after NBCU rebranded mun2 as NBC Universo to coincide with the […]

NBCU’s Hispanic net mun2 renamed

NBCUniversal has renamed its US Hispanic entertainment channel mun2 as NBC Universo. The Latino-targeted will rebrand on February 1, 2015, during an exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX. Following the change, NBC Universo will broadcast global sports, entertainment shows, music programming and series that are “emotional and edgy” to draw in Hispanic viewers. “mun2’s […]

NBCU hands ex-Dish exec mun2 job

NBCUniversal’s Hispanic programming business has found a new president for its Spanish-language cable mun2 in the shape of a former Dish Network executive. Ruben Mendiola will lead the channel, which is part of the NBCU Hispanic Enterprises and Content, with a remit to lead overall programming strategy and identify new distribution opportunities among other tasks. […]

Seacrest to produce variety series for Telemundo

Ryan Seacrest’s production company will coproduce a variety series for Spanish-language for US Hispanic channel Telemundo. Duelo Musica: Super Estrella (Superstar Showdown) is billed as a “spectacular showdown between two well-known music icons who go head to head in a friendly music battle royale”. A live audience will vote on a winner each week. Ryan […]