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Univision appoints chief entertainment, digital officer

The Hispanic-American media company has appointed Isaac Lee (pictured) to the newly created position of chief news, entertainment and digital officer.
July 8, 2016

Hispanic-American media company Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) has appointed Isaac Lee (pictured) to the newly created position of chief news, entertainment and digital officer.

Lee – who joined UCI in 2010 as president of news before rising to chief news and digital officer – has led the company’s push into the digital realm through the creation of the Fusion Media Group (FMG), which includes Fusion, The Root, Flama, A.V. Club, Clickhole, satirical news site The Onion, Univision Digital and Univision Music.

In this new role, Lee’s remit will be expanded to include oversight of the firm’s music, news, entertainment and digital content across all platforms, while continuing to manage FMG. He continues to report to Randy Falco, president and CEO of UCI.

Lee will continue to work alongside Mexican multimedia company Televisa, while overseeing UCI’s JV with W Studios.

A new president of entertainment will be named in the near future, and the position will report into Lee.

The appointment comes as UCI looks to bolster and expand its content offerings by building on the monthly average of 81 million unique media consumers across the firm’s linear television, radio and digital portfolios.

Earlier this year, UCI launched the multi-lingual development and production venture Storyhouse, which recently inked a content deal with HBO.

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is the Associate Editor at Realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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