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Santana named President of newly created Telemundo Global Studios

Marcos SantanaNBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is consolidating all of the company’s domestic and international scripted production units under one new division, the newly created Telemundo Global Studios.

Marcos Santana has been named President of the unit, effective immediately. He’ll now oversee Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as 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 César Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.

Santana was previously President of Telemundo International and President of Telemundo International Studios, in charge of all of Telemundo’s international distribution efforts, as well as the company’s distribution services to other producers around the world, international co-productions and partnerships.

Santana joined NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises in 2007, when Telemundo acquired the operating assets of its foreign distributor, Tepuy International Corp., where Santana was President and CEO.

Telemundo International Studios was founded in 2016 to produce short format scripted programs designed for international markets and emerging platforms. It produces big-budget miniseries in Spanish, available for different platforms, including broadcast, cable and digital media.

Telemundo Internacional is the international syndication and distribution arm of the US-based Telemundo and Universo networks, as well as other content producers around the world. Its international assets include the pay TV channel Telemundo Internacional and the Telemundo channel in Africa, which offers content dubbed in English and Portuguese to more than 48 countries in the region.

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