- Monday, Oct. 17, 2016
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced today the creation of Telemundo International Studios (TIS). Leveraging the successful track record of Telemundo Studios in producing high-quality long format scripted programming, TIS will be a new internationally-focused production unit exclusively focused on creating high-end short form, scripted formats designed to fulfill the growing needs of emerging platforms and international markets.
"Telemundo International Studios will tap into an international growth opportunity at a time when Telemundo is delivering unprecedented ratings performance and has established itself as the #1 Spanish-language broadcast network in prime time in the U.S.,” said Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “With this new production unit, we will continue to innovate and raise the bar in original Spanish-language content production in the US and abroad.”
Led by Marcos Santana, President of Telemundo International, the new business unit will capitalize on Telemundo’s extensive experience and content production know-how, to develop and produce some of the most exciting and innovative Spanish-language short-format content in the world. Santana collaborated in the creation of Telemundo Studios and has been part of its development committee since its inception.
"The launch of Telemundo International Studios is a representation of the growth of our division, which further develops the expansion of our offer, increasing our catalog and distribution opportunities for markets and platforms that demand programming for a well-defined audience with established consumption habits. I am excited and feel privileged to work on this new project, from its conception, with Cesar Conde and the support of Comcast NBCUniversal,” added Marcos Santana, President Telemundo International.
Based out of Miami, TIS will collaborate with some of the best producers in the world and hire award-winning Hispanic talent, to deliver high quality mini-series that can travel across all platforms, including broadcast, cable and digital media. The new unit will work closely with Telemundo Studios and include in its Development Committee Telemundo Studios’ executives Luis Silberwasser, President, and Perla Farias, SVP, Development, as well as the head of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Digital Media, Peter Blacker, among others.
About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises encompasses TELEMUNDO, a Spanish-language television network reaching 94% of Hispanic TV households and featuring original scripted and non-scripted productions, theatrical motion pictures, specials, news and first-class sports events; Telemundo Studios, the leading producer of original Spanish-language primetime content in the U.S.; the Telemundo Station Group, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets, through its 17 owned stations and 54 broadcast affiliates in the US and Puerto Rico; NBC UNIVERSO, a modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, offering a thrilling mix of exclusive premium sports, signature series, blockbuster movies, music, must-see live events and strategic acquisitions, on TV, online and mobile devices; Telemundo International, the second largest distributor of Spanish-language content in the world, reaching more than 120 countries in over 40 languages; and its Digital Media unit, which creates and distributes original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, apps, www.telemundo.com and www.nbcuniverso.com, and operates Fluency Productions, the company’s multi-format, multi-platform production studio. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Telemundo International
Telemundo International, a division of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, is the international syndication and distribution arm of the US-based Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO networks, as well as other leading content producers around the world. Its international assets include the pay TV channel Telemundo Internacional, which has distribution in more than 20 countries in Latin America, and the Telemundo channel in Africa, which offers content dubbed in English and Portuguese to more than 48 countries in the region. With a content portfolio including original telenovelas, series, specials, variety and music shows, as well as fiction and entertainment formats, Telemundo Internacional has become the world’s second largest distributor of Spanish language content, reaching more than 120 countries with more than 200 programming slots dubbed and subtitled into more than 40 languages, registering a total of 56,000 programming hours outside the United States and Puerto Rico.