Oath has elevated Rose Tsou, head of Oath Asia Pacific, to head of international for the business to drive strategic growth for the company across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America and APAC.
Michael Nuzzo has been appointed senior vice president, executive creative director by United Entertainment Group (UEG). Nuzzo previously spent seven years at digital marketing agency 360i.
Former Televisa and Univision Chief Content officer, Isaac Lee has formed an ambitious new company called Exile Content and he has acquired Mexican production services company Redrum.
Publicis Media’s global Commerce Practice has appointed Amy Lanzi as its regional commerce lead in Americas. She joins from Omnicom’s retail marketing agency TPN.
Former White House communications officer, Hope Hicks, has been named executive vice president and chief communications officer at Fox. She will assume her new position after the Disney-Fox merger is complete next year.
Brian O’Kelley will step down from his role as chief executive of AppNexus to take on a role in an advisory capacity just months after the adtech business was acquired by AT&T.
Univision Communications, Incannounced that Isaac Lee has decided to step down as Chief Content Officer. He joined Univision in December 2010 as President of News. Lee will start his own production company.
Reprise appointed Renee Marquardt as general manager for the US. Marquardt joined Reprise from digital marketing and advertising agency Didit, where she was chief operating officer.
Marketing veteran Elizabeth Brady has been hired by Allstate as executive VP-chief marketing, innovation and corporate relations officer. Prior to joining Allstate, Brady worked at Kohler, Publicis and BBDO.
Jon Forsyth has returned to the industry as strategic partner at a new communications network, Troika/Mission Group. Forsyth’s role will include growing the business in the US and the UK, as well as working with clients on strategy.
The Body Shop has appointed Lionel Thoreau as global brand director and Elen Macaskill as global customer director. Thoreau joins from L’Occitane Group and Macaskill held the role of chief marketing officer at The Body Shop.
Zenith has appointed Jos Smyth as global head of performance. In this role, Smyth’s mission will be to drive performance services for global clients. He joins Zenith from Digitas.
Liliana Aristizabal has been appointed as senior vice president of eastern region sales by Entravision Communications Corporation. Aristizabal will be based in New York, and will oversee Entravision’s national spot TV, radio and Entravision Solutions on the East Coast.
What: Isaac Lee has decided to step down from his role as Chief Content Officer and start his own production company after almost eight years in Univision. Why it matters: Even before becoming Chief Content Officer in 2017, Lee was in charge of an important part of Univision’s content. He recently created a joint task force with Televisa that has aided UCI’s ability to compete in the media marketplace.
Univision Communications Inc (UCI) has announced the resignation of Chief Content Officer Isaac Lee, who joined the company in 2011. Lee led Univision News, Univision Digital and later all content including The Root, The Onion, and Gizmodo Media before taking the role of Chief Content Officer of UCI and Televisa in 2017. During his tenure, Univision News won more than 100 journalism awards.
“I want to thank Isaac for leading Univision’s content team with integrity and courage and helping elevate and position Univision in mainstream American media,” said Haim Saban, Chairman of the UCI Board. “He understood the relevance that Univision has for Hispanic America and served the audience well. Isaac has vision and knows how to execute. I wish him well and expect more exciting things from him in the future.”
Lee created Story House Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based content development hub in charge of producing scripted and non-scripted programming in English and Spanish. Story House Entertainment developed three seasons of the popular series El Chapo, co-produced with Netflix, as well as a series of documentaries including Hate Rising, Residente, Outpost, and the award-winning documentary Science Fair, which won Sundance’s Audience Award in 2018. Now, Lee will start his own production company.
“I want to thank my extraordinarily talented and hard-working colleagues at Univision, as well as Haim and the entire Board, for all the support I have received in my nearly eight years at UCI,” said Isaac Lee.
Lee’s resignation comes a month after Randy Falco’s exit from the company, and right in the middle of the quarrel with Dish over a failed contract renovation, which has left Univision, UniMás, and Galavisión out of transmission through Dish companies.
Univision Holdings, Inc. and Grupo Televisaannounced a strengthened and expanded relationship between the two companies by unifying both of their content development and production efforts.As part of this initiative, Isaac Lee, who currently serves as the Chief News, Entertainment & Digital Officer for Univision and Chief Executive Officer for Fusion, will assume the role of Chief Content Officer of both Univision and Televisa, effective immediately. His new role unifies the leadership and strategic direction of the production of content for consumers in the United States and Mexico. In his respective role at each company, Lee will continue to directly report to Randy Falco, President and CEO of Univision and will also now report to Emilio Azcárraga Jean, President of Televisa.Lee joined Univision in December 2010.
Target Corp has promoted Rick Gomez to executive vice president and chief marketing officer, effective Jan. 29. Gomez will be responsible for furthering Target’s brand positioning and leading the integration of all marketing programs. Gomez will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell. Gomez joined the retailer in 2013 after roles at PepsiCo and other companies.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the media company serving Hispanic America, announced the appointment of Jesus Lara as general manager of Digital, Content, and Entertainment for Radio. In this position, Lara will lead the company’s radio business and oversee the development and implementation of strategies that take UCI’s digital, content creation, programming and entertainment efforts within radio into the future. He will work closely with general managers across the country as well as leaders across Univision Local Media to drive the creative vision and operational leadership of the radio business.Lara will be based in Miami and report to John Eck, Chief Local Media Officer. He will work closely with UCI’s President of Music, Jorge ‘Pepo’ Ferradas. Lara joins UCI with more than 20 years of experience leading digital, programming, content, and marketing teams in the radio, music and entertainment industry.
Emiliano Calemzuk, the formerCEO of Shine Americas and president of Fox TV Studios, has launched Raze, along with Luis Balaguer, founder of Latin World Entertainment, and “Modern Family’s” Sofia Vergara. Raze is a a new multicultural media company called Raze, which is heavily influenced by Latinos. United Talent Agency (“UTA”) and Ziffren Brittenham LLP, are founding partners and advisors. Raze attempts to create content that changes how Latin-centered stories are told. Later this year, the company will debut its mobile, video-first destination.
Mindshare North America has named Christine Peterson managing director, digital investment lead for its U.S. operations. Peterson will replace Jon Hsia, who joined Snapchat in October.Peterson will be in charge of digital trading, ensuring viewability standards, and programmatic across the agency’s U.S. portfolio of clients, which includes Unilever, General Mills, American Express and others. She will report to Adam Gerhart, US CEO, Mindshare and Susan Schiekofer, chief digital investment officer, GroupM. She joins the agency from Interpublic Group’s Initiative, where she served as managing director of investment and was responsible for investment across all media channels.
Mindshare has also promoted Frank Puma to managing director, digital investment lead for the New York market and Emma Witkowski to managing director, digital investment lead for the West Coast and Atlanta markets.
Puma joined Mindshare in 2014 as director, digital investment.
Witkowski joined Mindshare in 2014 as director, digital investment. Earlier, she worked at both OMD and Carat.
Dentsu Inc. has appointed ad veteran Toshihiro Yamamoto as its new president and CEO, Yamamoto joined Dentsu in 1981. He replaces Tadashi Ishii, who had been in the role since 2011. Dentsu, the owner of Dentsu Aegis Network and its agencies including Carat, McGarryBowen, 360i, iProspect and Isobar, is the fifth-largest global agency company by revenue.
Combate Americas, the Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports and media franchise, announced the appointment of its lead investor, longtime financial services and sports industry entrepreneur and philanthropist Joe Plumeri, as its non-executive, board of directors chairman. Plumeri will sit on the board alongside Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-founder and Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
What: Univision Holdings, Inc. and Grupo Televisa expand their relationship by unifying both of their content development and production efforts. Both companies will benefit from a single, integrated focus on the Hispanic audience in the United States and the domestic Mexican audience. Isaac Lee will become Chief Content Officer of both Univision and Televisa, while José Bastón Patiño will assume the role of President of Televisa International. Why it matters: As we noted in ourrecent analysis piece, as a result of Televisa being able to raise its stake in Univision to more than 40%, the Mexican company takes effective control of Univision. The Mexican media behemoth now has many incentives to produce content for the U.S. Hispanic market as well as align its interests with those of Univision.
Univision Holdings, Inc. and Grupo Televisa announced a strengthened and expanded relationship between the two companies by unifying both of their content development and production efforts.
Both companies will benefit from a single, integrated focus on the Hispanic audience in the United States and the domestic Mexican audience, as well as from potential cost synergies from aligned content initiatives. The News and all other operations of both companies will remain independent, and the current terms and conditions of the existing programming license agreement between Univision and Televisa remain unchanged.
As part of this initiative, Isaac Lee, who currently serves as the Chief News, Entertainment & Digital Officer for Univision and Chief Executive Officer for Fusion, will assume the role of Chief Content Officer of both Univision and Televisa, effective immediately. His new role unifies the leadership and strategic direction of the production of content for consumers in the United States and Mexico.In his respective role at each company, Lee will continue to directly report to Randy Falco, President and CEO of Univision and will also now report to Emilio Azcárraga Jean, President of Televisa.
Both companies will benefit from a single, integrated focus on the Hispanic audience in the United States and the domestic Mexican audience, as well as from potential cost synergies from aligned content initiatives.
The new structure will enhance Univision’s and Televisa’s ability to serve a combined audience of approximately 175 million viewers in the United States and Mexico, with an aggregate purchasing power of close to $2 trillion dollars. This announcement reflects both companies’ continued commitment to serve the growing U.S. Latino community, while enabling them to compete more effectively in their respective markets in an environment where the viewing habits of consumers are evolving rapidly and where competition is increasing, both from new content offerings and from traditional and emerging platforms.
Lee has been leading journalistic teams for nearly 20 years at prominent publications serving Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. and Latin America and is widely recognized for his creativity, innovation and commitment to excellence. He joined Univision in December 2010 as President of News, and most recently held the position of Chief News, Entertainment & Digital Officer where he spearheaded the Company’s digital expansion and the creation of the Fusion Media Group, including the acquisition of the Gizmodo Media Group, and a strategic investment in The Onion Inc.
In addition, Televisa announced that José Bastón Patiño will assume the role of President of Televisa International, reporting directly to Azcárraga. Bastón will be responsible for the expansion of Televisa beyond Mexico and the United States, and will remain a member of the board of directors of Televisa.
Nestor Perinot has been appointed Cross Platform Ad Executive at CNN en Espanol. Perinot previously worked at Audio.Ad.
Marie Chalita is joining the editorial team of Hola USA as beauty and community editor based in New York City. Previously Chalita was responsible for Social Media and Community for the U.S. Hispanic market at Televisa Publishing. Among other titles, she managed the social media presence of Cosmopolitan en espanol in the United States.
Jeff Ihaza is the managing editor of Fusion Media Group (FMG) new English-language music vertical TrackRecord. TrackRecord is a digital project overseen by Univision’s new Music division that will publish daily news stories, in-depth features, profiles of diverse artists, video series, events and documentary projects. Previously Ihaza served as a host for Vice’s cable news channel Viceland and as a contributor to magazines like Fader, GQ and Gawker.
Jordi Oliveres, senior director of music at Univision, will oversee TrackRecord.
Telemundo 47 / WNJU has named Lynette Pinto Vice President of Marketing and Promotions, effective immediately. In this role, Pinto will be oversee the station’s creative services including advertising, marketing and branding. She will report to Cristina Schwarz, President and General Manager, Telemundo 47.Pinto is a seasoned marketing executive who has more than three decades of experience leading Hispanic market-focused advertising, branding and digital campaigns. She joins Telemundo 47 from the Latin American Multichannel Advertising Council (LAMAC), where she served as Vice President for Business Development. Pinto will oversee the station’s creative services including advertising, marketing and branding, and will also work closely with the newsroom. Pinto earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands and a Masters in Management (MiM) degree from the American Graduate School of International Management. She resides in Manhattan.
GroupM has promoted Susan Schiekofer to Chief Digital Investment Officer for GroupM in the U.S. She will be responsible for all digital implementation across GroupM agencies, reporting to Rino Scanzoni, Chief Investment Officer of GroupM U.S. Her appointment is effective immediately.Schiekofer will succeed advertising pioneer Ari Bluman, who passed away in May.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) has appointed Isaac Lee to the newly created position of Chief News, Entertainment & Digital Officer. Lee will continue to report to Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer of UCI. Lee will be responsible for UCI’s News, Entertainment, and Digital content across platforms, as well as the Company’s Music efforts. He will continue to oversee FMG, which includes UCI’s interests in FUSION and El Rey as well as The Root, The Onion, A.V. Club, Clickhole, Flama, Univision Digital and Univision Music. Additionally, he is leading the search that is underway for UCI’s new president of Entertainment. Lee has been leading journalistic teams for nearly 20 years at prominent publications serving Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. and Latin. He joined UCI in December 2010.
Nancy Hill is stepping down from her position as president and CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies from June 2017. She has been with the ad agency trade association since 2008.
PaulFranklin is CBS Television Distribution’s new president. Armando Nunez, who has overseen both CBS TD and CBS Studios International for the past four years, will now focus solely on his role as president and CEO of Studios International. Franklin was most recently executive VP and general sales manager at 20th Television and MyNetworkTV, where he spent 10 years.
Florida-based Schwartz Media Strategies, a public relations and digital media firm, has promoted Yudi Fernandez to Vice President, according to HispanicAd. Fernandez is active in the Miami community, serving as a member of the PRSA Miami Chapter and on the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Real Estate committee.
U.S. Hispanic agency LatinWorks has promoted Christy Kranik, LatinWorks’ long-time SVP and managing director, as EVP and general manager to run the entire agency.She will replace former CEO Sergio Alcocer.LatinWorks’ creative and planning departments will report to her. Prior to Latinworks she spent five years on the client side at Dell, where she was senior advertising manager, global brand strategy.
Gabriel Garcia, currently VP-group creative director, will take over the creative department as the new executive creative director.Mr. Garcia joined LatinWorks in 2008. Before that, he was a creative at another Omnicom Hispanic shop, Dieste.
Ronald Mendez is the new Managing Partner, Multicultural Lead at MediaCom.Prior to Mediacom, Mendez was Managing Director of Marketing and Business Development at Starlite Media.He also worked at Havas Media and MV42.
Laura Breines was named VP and director of client services at digital agency Big Spaceship . She was most recently VP, marketing at digital agency Huge. Prior to that she was an account director at AKQA.
Big Spaceship has also appointed Duncan Snowden to VP, strategy. Snowden was most recently group strategy director. Prior to that he was a communications planning director at MediaCom.
Joe Saracino has been promoted to president of Erwin Penland, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Joe Erwin, who is stepping down from his post at the agency he co-founded some 30 years ago. Saracino was most recently chief client officer and CMO at the agency. Prior to joining Erwin Penland in 2011, Saracino spent 15 years at Verizon, rising to VP, marketing communications.
Pizza Hut has named David Timm as chief marketing officer of its U.S. unit.Mr. Timm started in the role last week.Mr. Timm most recently served as CMO of KFC in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Sizmek Inc., a global open ad management company that delivers multiscreen campaigns, has announced changes to its organizational structure.The sales organization will be separated and Sizmek will have separate teams focused on two major global regions, one for the Americas and another servicing everything outside the Americas, or Rest of World. The head of each region will report directly to Neil Nguyen, CEO and President of Sizmek.
Liz Ritzcovan, Chief Revenue Officer, will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities effective November 30, 2015.
Canaan Schalde-Zink, currently VP of the Americas, will assume leadership of that group.
Andrew Bloom, currently Global VP Product Sales will assume the role of interim VP, International Sales while the Company conducts a search to identify a highly experienced executive to fill the position for the Rest of World.
Ken Saunders will assume responsibility for Administration, HR and Legal as part of the change to further streamline the reporting structure and achieve cost management goals.
Rafael Lima has been appointed Digital Marketing & eCommerce Director at TracFone Wireless based in Miami. Lima previously worked as Digital Marketing Director at Multiplica.
Hispanic Digital Agency Captura Group hired Stacey Abreu, until recently MD Multicultural at Mindshare. Abreu will have the position of Managing Director and be based in New York. “As media and technology continue to converge, Stacey brings a unique skill set to Captura Group that will result in innovative solutions for our clients to reach Hispanic consumers across digital channels.” said Lee Vann, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Captura Group.
Alfredo Pedroso is the new Director, Pan-Regional Sales at Sony Pictures Entertainment based in Miami. Until recently Pedroso worked as VP in Marca Miami.
Lamar Johnson is the new Vice President of Octagon Access, the millennial and multicultural marketing division of the global sports and entertainment leader. Johnson is an industry veteran and expert in developing integrated marketing strategies, branded entertainment and digital campaigns to grow brand results with specific consumer segments.Johnson spent eight years at beverage company Remy Cointreau working across the entire company portfolio .He has also worked with consumer brands including Coca-Cola, L’Oreal and Sprite.
Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI), the media company serving Hispanic America,has announced that Isaac Lee has been named to the newly created position of chief news and digital officer, with additional responsibilities over Multicultural and Music and maintaining oversight of the News and Digital divisions. Lee will continue to report to Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer of UCI and remains as CEO of FUSION. As chief news and digital officer, Lee will be responsible for all digital functions across the company. Lee will manage key areas of the company’s growth strategy, including UCI’s comprehensive Multicultural strategy, which includes FUSION, El Rey, Flama and The Root. He will also develop an integrated music strategy that will include UCI’s music tentpole events and alignment with the Company’s Radio programming team.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the media company serving Hispanic America, has named Hector Fabregas vice president and director of sales for Univision Chicago. Fabregas will replace Dominic Fails who was recently promoted to senior vice president of Local Media Sales for Univision Communications Inc. Fabregas will report to Doug Levy, senior vice president and general manager at Univision Chicago.Fabregas joined Univision 17 years ago as an account executive and worked his way up to local sales manager and director of sales for Univision Radio in Chicago. Most recently, Fabregas was the director of local sales at Univision Chicago. Fabregas earned a bachelor degree in communications from the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Olympusat has communicated that Jesus Oswaldo Piñango has been named to the newly created position of Director of Content Strategy from where he will provide a key leadership role in the project development to ensure the content strategy needed to reach the target audience for Olympusat networks and partner channels.Jesus will report to the COO, Charles Mohler, and will coordinate with directors, production staff assessing multicultural TV content for new and stablished TV networks into the traditional distribution and OTT platform as Vemox, Olympusat multiscreen turnkey solution.In the year 2000, the U.S. government recognized Jesus with the Executive Producer Alien Extraordinary Achievement in Television, under the sponsorship of the Producers Guild of America, The Organization of American States and The International Federation of Journalism. In an effort to understand the television industry, Jesus worked in the traffic and programming departments for Telemundo, Imagina, Directv, Sky Mexico, and lastly, Olympusat, where he is now serving as Director of Content Strategy. Telemundo Denver / KDEN has announced that Pamela Padilla has been promoted to News Anchor, effective immediately. Padilla, who joined Telemundo Denver in February 2015 as a Multimedia Journalist, is a passionate story-teller who has reported the Denver metro area’s most impactful news. In her role, she will join Co-Anchor Guillermo Martinez and Sports Anchor Carlos Rausseo Anchor on Noticiero Telemundo Denver at 4:30 PM, 5 PM and 10 PM, to deliver local breaking news and information to Spanish-speaking viewers throughout the Denver metro area.Padilla joined Telemundo Denver in February 2015 as a Multimedia Journalist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Arizona.
The community, part of SapientNitro, has announced the appointment of Tyler Witkin as a Senior Strategic Planner. Witkin will be charged with integrating consumer insights and research into the agency’s brand stories. Based in Miami, she will report directly to Andrew Speyer, Executive Director of Planning and Strategy.Prior to joining the community, Witkin was at Cavalry Agency in Chicago, most recently as Director of Strategic Planning.
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Friday Abernethy has been appointed Univision Communications Inc.´s senior vice president, Content Distribution. She will be based in New York and report to Sarah Madigan. She will be in charge of distributing the Company’s linear networks, cable portfolio as well as a suite of targeted Spanish-language cable networks. She will also manage UCI’s digital offerings . Prior to joining UCI, Abernethy worked for TV Guide Network, MTV Networks and GE Capital. She is a graduate of Denison University.
Alberto Mier y Terán was named executive vice president of Univision Television Group (UTG). He will continue as general manager of KMEX-TV Univision 34 and KFTR-TV UniMás 46 in Los Angeles,reason why he will remain in that city and report to Kevin Cuddihy, president of UTG. He has been part of Univision for more than ten years. He previously worked for WGBO Univision and WXFT UniMas in Chicago, KBNT Univision and KDTF UniMas , Entravision Communications,among others. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business communication from Augustana College.
David Duckenfield, President of Balsera Communications, has been appointed deputy assistant secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State beginning May 5, 2014.In this new role, he will lead the State Department’s public liaison and domestic outreach efforts as well as its intergovernmental functions and the U.S. Diplomacy Center. He will also assist the Bureau of Public Affairs . He has been a partner at Balsera Communications since 2007. Prior to Joining Balsera Communications, he worked for Yahoo! from 2000-07 and managed the National Basketball Association’s communications Latin America and the U.S Hispanic market outreach from 1996-2000.He began his career as a Foreign Service Officer for the United States Information Agency .He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Dartmouth College.He will be taking a leave of absence from Balsera Communications duties during his appointment.
Three new members were named to The Associated Press board of directors and an incumbent re-elected at AP’s annual meeting today at its New York headquarters. Isaac Lee, president of news for Univision Communications, Inc., a leading Spanish-language media company and Rob King, senior vice president of SportsCenter and News for ESPN, were appointed by the board as new directors. Re-elected to fill his final year on the board was Jon Rust, publisher of the Southeast Missourian and co-president of Rust Communications, a family-owned media company based in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The company has 19 daily and 30 weekly newspapers as well as partial ownership in 17 radio stations. Rust serves as vice chair of the board. Bill Hoffman, president of Cox Media Group, was also newly elected to the board. The Cox Media Group operates 14 TV stations, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen nondaily publications. It is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. Based in Atlanta, CMG also operates more than 100 digital services as well as Cox Reps, which sells local advertising across platforms.
Univision on June 29th will air PBS’ Frontline Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño, a film that investigates the sexual assault of migrant farm and packing plant workers in the U.S.
The film will air first (June 25) on PBS and marks the first time “Frontline” has shared a film premiere with another American broadcaster.
“This is the very first time Frontline has collaborated with a domestic broadcast partner on a premiere,” said Raney Aronson-Rath, deputy executive producer for Frontline, in a statement. “The sexual abuse of immigrant women in our farms, fields and factories is a story that needs to be told — and this unprecedented broadcast partnership with Univision is a remarkable opportunity to expand the footprint of this important journalism.”
Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño is a Cam Bay production for WGBH/FRONTLINE and Univision News in association with the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the Center for Investigative Reporting. The director is Andrés Cediel.
“This program will undoubtedly be of very special interest to Univision’s audience,” says Isaac Lee, president of News for Univision. “We are committed to quality journalism and are proud of this partnership and of airing such an extraordinary investigative piece that brings to light the terrible sexual abuse that so many female migrant workers are being subjected to.
Frontline and Univision split the costs for the project. Financials were not released.
ABC and Univision announced that their joint venture news and lifestyle network for U.S. Hispanics will be called Fusion. The long-awaited media service launches in the second half of 2013. Fusion will be based in Miami, Florida
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Univision to launch Fusion. Our collaboration will bring unmatched reporting capabilities and understanding of issues and entertainment that resonate with the Hispanic community, one of the fastest growing and important demographic communities in the U.S.,” said Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group.
Fusion will be available at launch in millions of households nationwide. Five of the nation’s biggest cable distributors have already agreed to carry the network, including Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-verse and Google Fiber.
“The launch of Fusion will be a major milestone in Univision’s 50 year history of service to the Hispanic community,” added Cesar Conde, president, Univision Networks. “We’re delighted to partner with ABC News in this exciting new network that will extend Univision’s unequaled coverage of Hispanic issues and lifestyle to English-dominant audiences for the first time.”
“Fusion will be the indispensable meeting place for English-speaking Latinos,” said Ben Sherwood, president, ABC News. “Our goal is for this young, vibrant, and media hungry audience to come toFusion to be informed, entertained and empowered. It will be fresh, fun and optimistic and of great interest to Latinos and non-Latinos alike.”
“Fusion will bring together diverse cultures, voices and viewpoints,” said Isaac Lee, president, Univision News. “We will explore the realities shaping the world, give Latinos a voice in the American conversation and deliver personally relevant local, national and global perspectives.”
Programming will focus on the issues most relevant for U.S. Hispanics, including the economy, entertainment, music, food, immigration, pop culture, education, politics, health and wellness and more.