Vicente: ViacomCBS streaming efforts in the free, paid, and premium space is something that I am confident will lead Chilevisión into a new era

Juan Ignacio Vicente named new VP and executive director of ViacomCBS’s Chilevisión
01 de octubre de 2021

ViacomCBS Networks Americas announced its new leadership for its recently acquired free-to-air (FTA) network, Chilevisión. Darío Turovelzky, general manager of ViacomCBS South Cone, will oversee both Chilevisión and Argentina's #1 free-to-air television network, Telefe, as well as all ViacomCBS operations locally.

In addition, Juan Ignacio Vicente "Iñaki" was named VP and executive director of Chilevisión and will report to Turovelzky. The announcement was made by JC Acosta, president of ViacomCBS International Studios and Networks Americas, to whom Turovelzky will continue reporting.

Chilevisión is a strategic asset for ViacomCBS' s expansion in the region. The integration of Chilevisión into ViacomCBS's South Cone will create a one-of-a-kind FTA Hub that will strengthen and expand the organization's scale in the region by aligning and maximizing commercial, content, and streaming strategies.

"Under Darío's leadership, Telefe has become the undisputed leader in free-to-air television in Argentina and has helped expand the ViacomCBS ecosystem; I have no doubt Chilevisión will thrive under his direction. I am equally as excited to have Iñaki onboard. With his distinctive track record in programming and leading teams in Chile, he is the perfect choice to lead Chilevisión and to create a perfect stronghold to support the local linear and streaming ViacomCBS ecosystem," said Acosta.

"We are enthusiastic about having Chilevisión, a brand rich in history that has earned the trust of Chilean audiences, join the ViacomCBS South Cone organization," said Turovelzky.

"I am incredibly pleased to join Chilevisión and ViacomCBS, a leading global media and entertainment company with an impressive portfolio of premium content. ViacomCBS streaming efforts in the free, paid, and premium space is something that I am confident will help lead Chilevisión into a new era,” commented Vicente.