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Univision Adds Talent Ahead of Global Streamer Launch


Univision Communications has hired four new executives for its streaming team in preparation for the launch of its two-tiered global platform.

“We continue to build the best streaming team at Univision, recruiting experts from across the globe to launch our next era of growth,” said Pierluigi Gazzolo, president and chief transformation officer. “I’m confident these new additions to the team will help strengthen our new products and services to captivate our audience. These new leaders will bring fresh perspectives, expertise, talent and skill sets to an already stellar team of streaming executives, which were recently announced at Univision. We are fostering innovation, collaboration, inclusivity and accountability, which are all central to our transformation.”

These senior additions will contribute to the new streaming service, which will deliver Spanish-language content to more than 600 million Spanish speakers worldwide.

Roger Sole, chief marketing officer of streaming, will lead the marketing team in the development, growth and creative approach for the future global streaming platform, including performance marketing, partner marketing integration, advertising and all other streaming marketing efforts across all digital platforms. Sole was previously chief marketing officer of Sprint (now T-Mobile) and most recently served as the global CMO at WeWork.

Vincenzo Gratteri, senior VP of development of streaming, will lead development and production of original Spanish-language content. Gratteri started in Italy with Lux Vide and has also worked with such production houses as W Studios and, most recently, Onza Americas, a production company based in Miami that he founded in partnership with the Spanish producers of The Ministry of Time.

Adam Waltuch, senior VP of streaming partnerships, will lead placement and growth through marketing partnerships with Univision’s global app distribution partners. He will work closely with the distribution and content licensing teams to support the company’s future global streaming partnerships with MVPDs and vMVPDs in the U.S. and Latin America. Waltuch joins Univision from Netflix.

Rita Chertorivski, senior VP of business and legal affairs of streaming, will lead all partnership negotiations relating to the development and production of original content for streaming. She will also oversee all clearance and ancillary rights issues and advise on legal issues relating to streaming. Before joining Univision, Chertorivski served as VP of business and legal affairs for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.

Gazzolo added: “Our soon-to-be-launched global platform is the most exciting opportunity to build the world’s leading Spanish-language streaming service, and we are the only company prepared to deliver this offering. We are thrilled to bring this level of top talent to execute our vision successfully.”

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