Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Luis Silberwasser the new president of Telemundo after leaving Discovery Networks International.

Luis Silberwasser who left Discovery Networks International (DNI) in April as chief content chief has been appointed as the new president of Telemundo Network.

Telemundo (DStv 118) is supplied by Universal Networks International (UNI) to MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Luis Silberwasser who was with Discovery since 1998, will start as president of Telemundo Network in August and is therefore moving from London in the United Kingdom to Miami in the United States who where he will oversee Telemundo and Telemundo Studios.

Luis Silberwasser will report to Joe Uva, the chairman of NBCUniversal's Hispanic Enterprises and Content.

"Luis is a world-class operating executive with exceptional management, content and leadership experience," says Joe Uva said in a statement.

"His deep understanding of the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets, coupled with his strong track record in successfully building global brands and developing and producing high quality content make him the ideal leader to fulfill the growth potential of Telemundo Network".

"I am extremely proud and honored to join the NBCUniversal family. Leading the Telemundo Network is a dream opportunity and I am incredibly excited about its future," says Luis Silberwasser in the statement.

"Telemundo has a robust legacy as a content producer and with NBCUniversal's support, the network is well positioned to grow.  I look forward to working with Telemundo's great creative team to take the network to the next level".