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NBCU’s Uva steps aside for Conde

NBCUniversal has promoted Cesar Conde to the new role overseeing the company’s Spanish-language business, with former incumbent Joe Uva stepping aside.

Cesar CondeConde (left) has been named chairman of NBCU International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, having been executive VP of NBCU’s domestic US operations since October 2013.

He will now oversee channels such as Telemundo, NBC Universo, Telemundo International and NBC Deportes.

Uva, who was NBCU’s chairman of Hispanic enterprises and content, is expected to move into an advisory role working on Hispanic-language sport unit NBC Deportes’s move to a new state-of-the-art broadcast facility.

Conde takes on his new post on October 12, and will continue to report to NBCU CEO Steve Burke.

Before joining NBCU, Conde was president of Univision’s networks unit, which is the leading Hispanic US broadcast network and the main rival of NBCU’s Telemundo.

“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.”

Burke said Telemundo had “significantly closed the ratings gap with Univision” and added: “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.”

The outgoing Uva is also a former high-ranking Univision executive, having been president and CEO of parent company Univision Communications between 2007 and 2011.