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VIMN ups Americas production exec

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has promoted one of its execs to oversee production for the company’s operations in the Americas.

Juan Acosta becomes executive VP, CFO and executive-in-charge of production with a remit that includes oversight of original production strategy, including English-language adaptions of Latin America formats for sister networks around the world.

He will also supervise finance and franchise opportunities for the division, which owns and operates entertainment brands in Latin America including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and VH1, as well as US Hispanic network Tr3s.

Acosta will continue to be based in Miami and report to Sofia Ioannou, MD of VIMN The Americas and Scot McBride, exec VP and chief operating officer at the same division.

Acosta was most recently senior VP, CFO and executive-in-charge of production, where he assisted in putting together production deals and negotiating distribution rights. He joined VIMN in 2007 and before that worked for NBCUniversal’s Telemundo Network Group, MGM Studios and the Walt Disney Company in California.

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