NEW YORK--()--Univision Communications Inc., the premier media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that Randy Falco, former chairman and chief executive officer of AOL and president and chief operating officer of NBC Universal Television Group, has joined the Company as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Falco will oversee all revenue-driving functions for the Company, including Advertising Sales, Distribution Sales and Affiliate Relations, as well as the operations of the Company’s television and radio station groups, Corporate Marketing, Research and Corporate Business Development. Falco will be based in New York and report to Joe Uva, president and chief executive officer of Univision Communications.
Uva said, “We are thrilled to have attracted such a proven, highly skilled and well-respected senior executive as Randy Falco to Univision. Randy brings more than 30 years of experience across traditional and digital media that will help us build on the significant existing and untapped opportunities for revenue growth across our organization. As the industry continues to evolve, Univision has been at the forefront of innovation and has grown its competitive position while continuing to serve and advocate for the important U.S. Hispanic community. I look forward to working with Randy and the rest of our talented senior leadership team as we grow our business for the future.”
Falco joins an executive leadership team that includes Cesar Conde, president of Univision Networks, Kevin Conroy, president of Univision Interactive Media, Andrew Hobson, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer and C. Douglas Kranwinkle, executive vice president and general counsel, all of whom will continue to report directly to Uva.
Falco commented, “I have long admired Univision -- a pioneer in the industry -- and recognized the tremendous potential and influence of the burgeoning U.S. Hispanic population. The 2010 Census will clearly shed additional light on the coming of age story for both the Company and Hispanic population. I’m excited to be joining Univision at such a pivotal moment in its history, as it continues to build momentum as a leading multi-platform media company in America regardless of language. I look forward to working alongside Univision’s exceptional team as we work to further realize the substantial growth potential of this dynamic organization.”
Previously Falco held the position of chairman and chief executive officer of AOL, Inc., where he was responsible for all business and strategic operations of the $2 billion global web services provider. Prior to AOL, Falco spent more than 30 years in varying roles at NBC Universal, Inc., culminating with his role as president and chief operating officer of NBC Universal Television Group. In that role, Falco was responsible for the group’s operating and commercial functions, including advertising sales, affiliate relations, business development, cable distribution, global television distribution, IT and network and studio operations. In addition, he was also responsible for Telemundo. Prior to that, Falco held numerous positions throughout NBC Universal, including group president of NBC Television Network from 1998-2004 and president of broadcast and network operations from 1993-1998. Falco was also chief operating officer of NBC Universal’s Olympics operations in Salt Lake City in 2002, Sydney in 2000, Atlanta in 1996, and Barcelona in 1992.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the premier media company serving the U.S. Hispanic community. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 95% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, reaching 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations and 70 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, which includes Univision.com, the leading Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Móvil, the industry’s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings; and TuTv, U.S. outlet for pay television channels of Mexico-based Grupo Televisa. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.univision.net.