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 […]

NBCU restructures Telemundo’s senior execs to focus on streaming

NBCUniversal’s Telemundo Enterprises has restructured its senior exec team to focus on its streaming services. The move is designed to expand the company’s capacity to produce original content for streaming platforms, including sibling Peacock, and follows the recent merging of NBCU’s streaming and network divisions under Mark Lazarus. Telemundo produces and distributes thousands of hours of Spanish-language […]

MIPCOM Drama round-up: Raft of deals for Navarro adaptation; Lagardère to take ‘Troubled Waters’ global; ‘Shepherd’ travels to Hungary and Poland

Raft of deals for Navarro adaptation Broadcasters across Europe, Latin America and the US have acquired the Movistar+ original drama Tell Me Who I Am, following deals with distributor Beta Film, ahead of its international premiere at MIPCOM Online+. Norway’s NRK, Denmark’s DR, YLE in Finland, Portugal’s RTP, Forthnet Group for Greece and Cyprus, HBO […]

Spain’s Movistar+ links with Telemundo in US for ‘Dime Quién Soy’

Banijay Group-owned Spanish prodco DLO Producciones, Telefónica-owned SVOD service Movistar+ and NBCUniversal’s broadcaster Telemundo are collaborating on an adaptation of Julia Navarro’s novel Dime Quién Soy (Tell Me Who I Am).  The 9 x 50-minute original scripted series will be released this autumn and will air on Movistar+ in Spain and Telemundo in the US. […]

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