Ruben Mendiola

NBC Universo buys The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead will play in the US in Spanish for the first time after NBC Universo acquired the zombie drama. Episodes from season one, two and three will begin airing dubbed in Spanish in early 2016. The Walking Dead has been the highest-rated US television series for the past three years on cable channel […]

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 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. […]