NBCUniversal named Cesar Conde the chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises on Monday.
Conde, who was promoted from his previous position as executive vice president at NBCUniversal, will begin the newly-created position on Oct. 12 and report to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke.
Joe Uva, the executive who previously oversaw NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, will transition into an advisory role working on the NBC Deportes move from Hialeah to the NBC Sports Group’s state-of the-art broadcast facility in Stamford, Connecticut. NBC Deportes produces all sports events for Telemundo, NBC Universo and the Hispanic digital platforms, including the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics and the first of three FIFA World Cup broadcasts beginning 2018 in Russia.
Conde joined NBCUniversal in October 2013 from Univision, where he served as president since 2009 after hopping aboard the Spanish-language network in 2003.
“Telemundo is one of the fastest growing parts of our company and an important area of focus for us,” said Burke. “I am confident that Cesar’s deep knowledge of the business and keen understanding of the changing marketplace make him the right leader to help build on its strong momentum.”
According to Burke, Uva helped select Conde as his successor.
“Two and half years ago I asked Joe to take over our Hispanic initiatives and in that time, Joe’s leadership has helped to propel Telemundo’s record growth,” Burke continued. “A couple of months ago Joe and I began talking about his successor and we agreed that Cesar was the perfect choice. Cesar and I have asked Joe to stay on as Senior Advisor for the next several months to help with the transition and the move of NBC Deportes to Stamford.”