Telemundo Media Adds Programming Executives
Telemundo Media announced today the appointment of Jesús Torres Viera as EVP of programming and content. The network also appointed Daniel Cubillo to the newly created position of VP of content development, non-scripted, effective immediately.
Torres Viera will report to Emilio Romano, president, Telemundo Media, while Daniel Cubillo will report to Torres Viera. Both executives will be based in Miami.
In his new role, Torres Viera is responsible for developing and executing Telemundo network’s overall programming, content and scheduling strategy, as well as leading the content rollout strategy across all Telemundo Media and emerging media platforms. More specifically, he will oversee program planning and development, as well as the network’s promotional scheduling.
Cubillo is responsible for identifying and developing variety and non-scripted programming, including reality shows and specials for the network. He will be the principal point of contact to review new non-scripted programs and concept ideas and will oversee the green-light process for all original non-scripted programs.
In addition to developing these non-scripted projects, Cubillo will also work in conjunction with Telemundo’s production teams, outside production teams and other network departments to ensure a successful development-to-launch process of all non-scripted programming.
Torres Viera joins Telemundo Media from Jtvmedia and Ploptv, where he was a partner and consultant since 2009. Prior to joining Jtvmedia and Ploptv, Torres Viera worked at Sony Entertainment Television from 1995 to 2009. His last post there was SVP-GM of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which included oversight of SET, AXN and Animax throughout the Pan-regional Latin America networks, including Brazil.
Torres Viera studied Mass Communications at the University of Caracas, Venezuela.
Previously, Cubillo was content manager and creative director at Univision Studios. From 2009 to 2011, he was content manager, head of development and executive producer at MCM Magnum Contenidos Multimedia. From 2006 to 2009, Cubillo worked for Cuarzo Producciones (Banijay Group) as a content manager. In 2005, Cubillo was head of contents at Fremantle Media, adapting pitching and selling shows such as Jamie’s Kitchen, X-Factor and Distraction.
Cubillo received a master’s in audiovisual communication and visual arts and diplomas in marketing and advertising and audiovisual direction from Madrid and Zaragoza Universities.