The President of Telemundo International and Telemundo International Studios has been called on to lead a new division at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises that consolidates the company’s domestic and international scripted production units.
Effective immediately Marcos Santana is now in charge of the just-launched Telemundo Global Studios.
Santa will now be responsible for Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, and all of the company’s co-production partnerships.
Under his direction, each entity will continue to produce its own unique brand of content geared to reach distinctive audiences.
Luis Silberwasser will continue to lead the company’s U.S. networks, Telemundo and Universo, as President of Telemundo Networks.
Both executives will continue to report to NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Chairman Cesar Conde.
“Marcos brings decades of experience in content development, production and distribution. In this broader role, he is uniquely positioned to propel and expand our content creation capabilities worldwide,” said Conde. “We are fortunate to have both Marcos and Luis manage two of our fastest growing business units, as we continue to make Telemundo the undisputed leader in Hispanic media.”
Santana joined NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises in 2007, when Telemundo completed the purchase of the operating assets of its foreign distributor, Tepuy International Corp., where Santana was President/CEO.
In addition, Santana has been a longstanding and active member of the board of several important television networks in Latin America, including Televen in Venezuela and others in Panama and Spain.
Telemundo International Studios was founded in 2016 to produce short format scripted programs designed for international markets and emerging platforms.
Telemundo Internacional is the international syndication and distribution arm of the US-based Telemundo and Universo networks, as well as other leading content producers around the world. Its international assets include the pay TV channel Telemundo Internacional.