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ViacomCBS Networks Americas sets leadership team for newly acquired Chilevisión

ViacomCBS Networks America has tapped Juan Ignacio Vicente and Dario Turovelzky to lead Chilevisión after finalising its deal to acquire the Chilean network from WarnerMedia.

Juan Ignacio Vicente

Vicente, the former director of content and international business at Chilean TV network Mega, has joined the company as VP and CEO of Chilevisión.

Turovelzky has been named MD, south cone, for ViacomCBS Networks Americas. The new role means the exec, who previously oversaw free-to-air TV network Telefe, now adds Chilevisión and all other ViacomCBS business units in the region to his remit.

Vicente will report to Turovelzky, who will continue to report to JC Acosta, president of ViacomCBS International Studios and Networks Americas.

With the acquisition now finalised, ViacomCBS Networks America said the integration of Chilevisión would create a “one-of-a-kind hub that will strengthen and expand the organisation’s scale in the region, by aligning and maximising commercial, content and streaming strategies.”

Dario Turovelzky

Acosta added: “Under [Turovelzky’s] leadership, Telefe has become the undisputed leader of broadcast television in Argentina and managed to expand the entire ViacomCBS ecosystem. I have no doubt Chilevisión will prosper under his direction.”

Vicente brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the media and entertainment business. He is credited with spearheading the introduction of Turkish soap operas in Latin America, as well as local adaptations of global franchises such as Sres Papis and Pituca SinLucas.

“I’m equally excited to have [Vicente] on board,” said Acosta. “With his outstanding track record in programming and team leadership in Chile, he is the perfect choice to lead Chilevisión and create an ideal place to support the entire local ViacomCBS ecosystem both linearly and streaming.”

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), the global division of US media conglomerate ViacomCBS Networks, closed its acquisition of Chilevisión on September 30. The deal included Chilevisión’s free-to-air network as well as its library of content, which covers genres including sports, entertainment and news.

Across Latin America, VCNI Americas’ footprint encompasses local channels such as Telefe, MTV and Nickelodeon, as well as ViacomCBS-owned streaming platforms Paramount+ and Pluto TV.


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