Netflix Lat Am series exec Roberto Stopello exits streamer

Roberto Stopello has stepped down as Netflix’s VP of series for Latin America after five years at the global streaming giant. It is understood that Stopello is leaving his Mexico City-based role to return to the US for family reasons and will continue to work with Netflix as head writer or showrunner on future series […]

Luis Fernández replaces Beau Ferrari as CEO of Telemundo

Luis Fernández is returning to Telemundo as CEO of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, replacing Beau Ferrari. Ferrari, who has promoted to chairman of Telemundo three years ago, is to become a senior advisor to Cesar Conde, who oversees both NBC News Group and Telemundo, and to whom Fernández will also report. Fernández previously served as president […]

Telemundo orders first int’l adaptation of Banijay competition format ‘The Fifty’

Telemundo has ordered the first adaptation of Banijay reality competition format The Fifty for the US Hispanic market. Banijay Americas label EndemolShine Boomdog will produce the show for Telemundo, where it will be titled Los 50, and will be the first international version of the format originally created by Banijay Productions France. The show will […]

WBD hires UnivisionTelevisa’s Luis Silberwasser to lead sports

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has appointed former Telemundo and TelevisaUnivision exec Luis Silberwasser to its newly formed senior exec structure. Silberwasser becomes chairman & CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports and will lead the company’s US portfolio and its global sports strategy. He reports into WBD CEO, David Zaslav. The exec was most recently president […]

Scripted round up: Eccho Rights to shop ‘Granite Harbour’; Telemundo & Inter Medya team-up; Fiction Valley links with Pieter Bart Korthuis

Eccho Rights to shop ‘Granite Harbour’ Eccho Rights has acquired global distribution rights to upcoming BBC drama Granite Harbour. The series, produced by UK outfit LA Productions for BBC One, BBC Scotland and BBC iPlayer, is currently in production and Eccho Rights will launch the series for international sales later this year. The series is […]

TelevisaUnivision taps ViacomCBS & Telemundo alum for distribution

Recently minted Latin American giant TelevisaUnivision has named a former ViacomCBS exec to lead its distribution efforts. Rita Herring becomes SVP of international distribution and reports into Michael Schwimmer, the company’s president of global platform strategy & revenue. She takes on the remit that previously belonged to Fernando Muñiz, who had been general director of […]

NBCU Launch & Telemundo team to support Hispanic female directors

NBCU Launch, the umbrella brand that houses the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across NBCUniversal’s television portfolio, has forged a new partnership with its Telemundo network to increase the number of Hispanic female directors in scripted television. The initiative comes as the latest DGA Episodic TV Director Inclusion Report found that only 2.4% of scripted […]

Telemundo hires former ViacomCBS streaming chief as part of global push

NBCUniversal-owned Telemundo Enterprises has hired ViacomCBS International’s former streaming chief Ezequiel Fonseca Zas and A+E Networks’ Malu Carmona-Botana to expand its global distribution activities. Fonseca Zas takes the newly created role of SVP of revenue strategy & distribution, while Carmona-Botana becomes VP of content monetisation. Both will be based in Miami, with Carmona-Botana reporting into […]

Univision restructures by hiring Telemundo alum Silberwasser & ViacomCBS’s Gazzolo

US Hispanic broadcaster Univision has restructured its senior team with the hire of former ViacomCBS exec Pierluigi Gazzolo and ex-Telemundo president Luis Silberwasser. Gazzolo was most recently president of streaming & studios at ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), which he left last year following a major restructuring at the company. He takes the new role of […]

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