"I am thrilled to welcome Carlos, one of our industry's most respected television executives, to the Univision family," said Mario Rodriguez. "His deep understanding of, and experience with, Spanish-language production and programming will be invaluable as we provide the highest quality and most competitive entertainment shows for the U.S. Hispanic community. Carlos' creative talents will help us build fresh and innovative programming of the future at Univision."
"It is a privilege to join Univision's talented team as we continue to deliver the highest-quality Spanish television shows in the United States," said Bardasano. "Joining Univision Networks is an extraordinary opportunity to develop the finest programming for our Hispanic community. I look forward to working with Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision, the leading Spanish-language broadcast and cable network operations in the United States, as we bring the best Spanish television to the nation's ever-growing Hispanic audience."
Bardasano began his television career at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, working on NBC primetime sitcoms. He later held supervisory and executive positions at Paramount Pictures and Columbia Tristar International Television, also working on primetime projects. Most recently, he was Vice President of Programming at Telemundo Network (2000-2003), in charge of all primetime programming and production. Here, he authored major output and co-production deals with international producers and broadcasters.
Bardasano was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Television Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Boston University.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a new general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 77% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 23 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 29 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 65 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes the Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with network operations in Miami and television stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.