Luis Silberwasser


Keshet to coproduce Telemundo drama

US Hispanic network Telemundo has entered an agreement to co-develop and coproduce a Spanish-language drama with Israel’s Keshet International. Telemundo Studios and Keshet will co-create the series, with the project coming under the KI banner and marking the first Spanish-language series the company has produced. Telemundo Studios’ senior VP, scripted development, Perla arias will oversee […]

8, 9, 10, Telemundo

Luis Silberwasser took charge of Telemundo in late 2014 and has set about revolutionising its primetime. The president of the NBCU-owned US Hispanic net talks to Stewart Clarke Primetime in Spanish-language TV in the US has traditionally meant one thing: the lust, love, revenge and betrayal of the traditional telenovela. In an attempt to differentiate […]

Telemundo hires news boss

Telemundo has hired Luis Carlos Vélez as executive VP of its news operation. Vélez joins from Colombia’s Caracol where he was a news director and on-air anchor. At NBCUniversal-owned Telemundo the new recruit will oversee network news at the US Hispanic broadcaster. Carlos Vélez was Anchor and News Director in Caracol Television in Colombia He […]

Silberwasser’s three-point plan

Luis Silberwasser joined Telemundo in late 2014 as president of the US Hispanic network. A few months into the new job, he tells Stewart Clarke about how originals, new-school telenovelas and reality TV are integral to his plan for success Luis Silberwasser is three months into his new job as president of Telemundo when TBI […]

Discovery poaches ABC exec as CCO

Discovery Communications has recruited Phil Craig as chief creative officer. Craig’s appointment comes after chief content officer, Luis Silberwasser left Discovery – later joining Telemundo as president – and creative director and head of commissioning Julian Bellamy exited the factual channel operator for ITV. However, the chief creative officer title is a new one at […]

Silberwasser named Telemundo president

Former Discovery Network International content boss Luis Silberwasser has re-emerged as the new president of Spanish-language programming giant Telemundo. Silberwasser left his role as executive VP and chief content officer at Discovery Communications’ global programming arm last month, along with Julian Bellamy, who soon re-emerged as head of ITV Studios in the UK. Silberwasser will […]

Discovery free to ‘reinvent’ natural history post-BBC deal

Discovery International Networks’ content boss, Luis Silberwasser, has told TBI the expiry of a natural history programming deal with the BBC is freeing it to reinvent the genre. The pay TV channel operator and UK pubcaster ended a longstanding natural history production partnership last October. The joint effort had yielded blue-chip series including Life and […]

Discovery and BBC shut down joint programming effort

Factual channel Discovery and UK public broadcaster the BBC have called time on their programming initiative. The production partnership has created iconic blue chip factual series including Life and Blue Planet and the end of the deal coincided with BBC Worldwide announcing it will invest in a wide range of BBC factual programming that it […]

Discovery appoints Foley original content boss

Factual channel operator Discovery has appointed Charlie Foley executive VP of its freshly-minted Original Content Group. Discovery has pushed heavily into original content and the new group will sit alongside the international programming division run by Luis Silberwasser and Julian Bellamy. Discovery told TBI that the new division will develop select projects and Silberwasser’s unit […]

Discovery 2013 Upfront report

Discovery unveiled a new scripted show and a raft of reality and doc series at its annual Upfront in New York, which was attended by Oprah Winfrey, William Hurt, Tyler Perry and reality child star Honey Boo Boo among others. Discovery boss David Zaslav told the assembled ad buyers that across all of its networks […]