Emilio Romano, the president of NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language Telemundo operations, is leaving the company. Romano has led the Telemundo network, its 15 owned stations, news, sports and entertainment divisions, digital and international operations, sister cable network mun2, and its production studios since October, 2011.
As Univision spreads into English programming, Telemundo remains firmly focused on the Spanish-speaking audience. Telemundo has always played second fiddle to Univision, but its president, Emilio Romano, says the network has a three-part plan to get to No. 1.
NBC Broadcasting Chairman Ted Harbert says his company’s push to develop TVE is “an incredibly complex and expensive operation,” but when it’s in place “it will be a terrific experience for consumers.”
Telemundo chief Emilio Romano spent part of a NATPE appearance touting Comcast’s commitment to the Spanish-language broadcaster. Comcast has invested heavily to grab rights to the World Cup away from Univision after 2014.