Randy Falco

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. […]

Univision, Televisa unify content efforts

US Hispanic broadcaster Univision and Mexican media giant Televisa have decided to pool their development and production resources together, with Isaac Lee becoming chief content officer of both companies. The agreement, which comes on the first day of the Latin American-focused market NATPE in Miami, will see the creation of a “strengthened and expanded relationship” […]

Lionsgate, Univision create SVOD platform

US studio Lionsgate and Hispanic American broadcaster Univision have pooled resources to create a movie-centric subscription-on-demand service. The currently unnamed service will be aimed at Hispanic US consumers when it launches early next year. The partners say it will have “a deep line-up of titles”, including Spanish-language box office movies from across the world, and […]

Univision ups Lee to top entertainment post

Hispanic US broadcaster Univision has promoted the exec who oversaw the creation of subsidiary Fusion Media Group to a top entertainment role. Isaac Lee (pictured), who was most recently chief news and digital officer, has now added entertainment and music to his duties. He will continue to report to Univision president and CEO Randy Falco. […]

Netflix original to US broadcast TV for first time

Netflix has struck a deal with Univision for drug drama Narcos, marking the first time an original series from the SVOD platform will air on US broadcast television. The deal, part of wider coproduction pact announced yesterday, is significant as Netflix’s original programming is considered by many to be the biggest emerging threat to broadcast […]

ABC sells out of Univision channel JV

US broadcaster ABC has ended its participation in joint venture channel Fusion, which it operated with Hispanic network Univision. Effective immediately, Univision Communications will take over ABC’s distribution and ad sales responsibilities for Fusion, and will take full control of the network “as soon as reasonably practical”. Financial terms of the agreement were not revealed. […]

Univision makes JV with ex-Telemundo studio boss

Miami-based Univision Communications has created a production joint venture with La Reina del Sur co-creator Patricio Wills. The new company will be based in Miami, and will aim to produce “edgy, action-packed series primarily for primetime broadcast” on US Spanish-language network UniMás. Its first project, details of which were not forthcoming, is expected to air […]

Donald Trump, Univision settle $500m legal case

The US$500 million legal case between US Hispanic broadcaster Univision Communications and American presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been settled. Details of the settlement were not forthcoming, but relate to events set in motion when Trump called illegal Mexican immigrants “rapists”. Univision had dropped the Miss Universe telecast in protest of the comments that Trump, […]

Univision names new distribution chief

Univision Communications has promoted Tonia O’Connor to the newly-created position of chief commercial officer and president of content distribution. O’Connor (pictured) will continue to oversee subscription on-demand service Univision NOW, remaining reporting into president and CEO Randy Falco at the US Hispanic broadcaster. The news comes months after former Univision networks president Cesar Conde was […]

Conde leaves Univision for NBCU

Cesar Conde has resigned as president of the Networks division of US Hispanic broadcaster Univision and taken a role at NBCUniversal, which owns rival Telemundo. Conde has been instrumental in launching English-language services at Univision, which is predominantly a Spanish-language service. There is now an English-language news service run in conjunction with ABC, Fusion, and […]