Juan Ponce Named General Manager of Telemundo Streaming Studios


Telemundo Global Studios has promoted Juan Ponce to senior VP and general manager of its recently launched Telemundo Streaming Studios.

Ponce will be responsible for leading the new venture, created to produce original premium scripted content exclusively designed to fulfill the growing needs of direct-to-consumer platforms. In addition to developing and producing its own IP, the new studio will offer production services to direct-to-consumer platforms in search of high-quality production expertise and capabilities. Ponce will continue to oversee production operations, production design and Telemundo’s Underground Producciones in Argentina. He continues to report to Marcos Santana, president of Telemundo Global Studios.

“Juan is a seasoned executive with the perfect experience and track record to lead this new studio and help Telemundo Global Studios continue to pioneer this highly competitive industry,” said Santana. “His business acumen and creative expertise will be instrumental in helping us launch Telemundo Streaming Studios to meet the growing demand for streaming content among Latinos in the U.S. and across international markets.”

As part of a Telemundo Global Studios realignment, Karen Barroeta, executive VP of production and development, who also reports to Santana, will expand her responsibilities to now oversee talent and casting, scripted development and the head writers’ team, in addition to her overall production responsibilities for long-format scripted content.

Ponce and Barroeta will work closely with Santana to identify synergies and joint production opportunities for the studios.