MIAMI – SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 — Univision Communications Inc., the leading media Company serving Hispanic America, today announced that television industry veteran Alberto Ciurana will be joining Univision Networks as president of Programming and Content. Ciurana will be based in Miami and report to Cesar Conde, president of Univision Networks. He will oversee programming for Univision’s broadcast and cable networks.
Ciurana brings more than 34 years of experience in programming and entertainment, most recently serving as head of programming at Televisa, leading their networks to record-setting ratings. In his 15 years as head of programming at Televisa he has established the Company as one of the leading media conglomerates around the world. Prior to this role, he oversaw international operations at Televisa, helping expand the company’s brand and reach around the world, and was based in London with responsibility for Eurovisa. Ciurana worked at Univision Network early in his career. He began his career in television working as a producer for the weekly variety show “Siempre en Domingo.”
“We are pleased to add a global industry leader like Alberto and his experience, vision and passion for content to the Univision Networks leadership team,” said Conde. “His deep understanding of our audience and the evolution of our industry will allow Univision to continue to be at the forefront of innovation in a highly competitive marketplace.”
“There could not be a better time to join Univision and work with this exceptional team in continuing to evolve our programming and content strategy,” said Cuirana. “I look forward to contributing to the enhancement of Univision’s position as one of the leading media companies in the U.S.”
Luis Fernandez will serve as president of Univision Studios, reporting to Conde. Jessica Rodriguez, executive vice president of Program Scheduling and Promotions, will report to Ciurana.