TelevisaUnivision announced that Juan Carlos Rodríguez is stepping down as president of sports of the recently merged company.
Effective immediately, Olek Loewenstein assumes the role of president of global sports business, upped from president of sports content.
TelevisaUnivision says Rodríguez departs the company “to pursue personal projects, but will remain for a period of time during an administrative transition process” to ensure smooth sailing coverage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and other international sporting events.
TelevisaUnivision holds World Cup rights in Mexico. Telemundo has the Spanish-language rights in the United States.
Rodríguez was named President of Univision Deportes in 2012. He was previously CEO of Televisa Deportes Network (TDN), which he helped launch in 2009.
He became new head of Televisa Deportes in 2018, during a management shakeup. He helped lead the sports merger between Televisa and Univision and create TUDN, consolidating sports efforts between both media companies.
Based in Miami, Loewenstein joined Univision in 2012 as VP of planning for Univision Deportes, working his way up the management ranks of the sports division until landing the role of president of sports content, leading strategy and planning for TUDN in the U.S. and Mexico.
Before Univision Deportes, Loewenstein worked for Ernst & Young and as a global strategist for Samsung.