Telemundo Streaming Studios Appoints Senior Vice President and General Manager
Juan Ponce, senior vice president of production operations and strategy at Telemundo Global Studios, has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of the recent scripted content company Telemundo Streaming Studios, which seeks to meet the growing needs of the live-to-consumer Latino audience. platforms. The initiative, which was just cut in early May, is SVOD’s first-ever studio of its kind exclusively dedicated to Hispanic media in the United States and around the world.
“Juan is a seasoned executive with the perfect background and experience to lead this new studio and help Telemundo Global Studios continue to pioneer this highly competitive industry,” said Marcos Santana, President of Telemundo Global Studios. “His business acumen and creative expertise will help us launch Telemundo Streaming Studios to meet the growing demand for streaming content among Latinos in the US and international markets.” In his new role, Ponce will continue to report to Santana and will be responsible for the direction of Telemundo streaming studios and will continue to oversee the production operations, production design and underground productions of Telemundo in Argentina.
Ponce’s first role at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises in 2016 was as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Strategy. Prior to Telemundo, he was CEO and founder of the Hispanic start-up New Generation Media, which focused on the production and distribution of content. The Kellogg School of Management MBA recipient has also spent nearly 15 years in the financial services industry and is a seasoned equity and venture capital investor, advising several startups across various industries. He will work closely with Karen Barroeta, EVP of Production and Development at Telemundo Global Studios, and Santana to identify synergies and co-production opportunities for the studios.
Miami-based Telemundo Streaming Studios has kicked off with more than 35 projects in development, including the comedy-drama “Armas de Mujer” for Peacock, the fourth and fifth season of Nicolás Furtado’s headliner “El Marginal” for Netflix, as well as several other new series and remakes slated for release in the 2021-2022 season (all of which can be read here). In addition to developing and producing its own IP, the new studio will offer production services to streaming platforms looking for high quality production expertise and capabilities.