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AMC Networks announced today that Eduardo Zulueta has been promoted to the newly-created position of President of AMC Networks International (AMCNI), overseeing AMCNI’s global operations. Zulueta, who currently oversees AMCNI’s Latin America and Southern Europe portfolio of channels, will assume his new role on 1 November and will continue to report to Ed Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, AMC Networks.
AMC Networks International operates nearly 40 channel brands, including its AMC and SundanceTV global brands and leading regional brands, that are available in more than 140 countries, including countries and territories in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Asia and Africa.
“Eduardo has been instrumental in expanding AMC Networks’ business across Southern Europe and Latin America over the past several years,” said Carroll. “He’s a strong leader whose deep expertise developing brands that appeal to a wide range of audiences, strong industry relationships, and track record managing highly profitable businesses will support our next phase of growth as we continue to increase our content offering and grow our global footprint.”
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead AMC Networks International to further build on our strong portfolio of brands and on our award-winning programming,” said Zulueta. “As the TV landscape continues to rapidly evolve, I’m proud that AMCNI is well-positioned for international growth due to the strength of our content and the value we create for our distribution and advertising partners. Our worldwide operations include talented, passionate teams, and I’m looking forward to partnering with them and working more closely together to enhance our global and regional offerings.”
Following AMC Networks’ 2014 acquisition of Liberty Global’s international content division called Chellomedia, Zulueta was appointed President of AMCNI’s Latin America and Southern Europe operations, where he oversaw the growth of the company’s diverse portfolio of television networks that includes global brands AMC and SundanceTV as well as some of the best-loved regional brands across Latin America and Southern Europe, including popular cooking channels el gourmet and Canal Cocina; film channels Europa Europa and Canal Hollywood; lifestyle channels Decasa and Mas Chic among many others.
From 2005-2014, Zulueta was Managing Director of Chellomedia for Spain and Portugal.
Previously, he held key positions in several companies in the Iberian television industry, including Managing Director of post-production company Molinare Spain, Managing Director of thematic channel producer Multicanal, Director of Programming and Content at DTH platform Via Digital, and Managing Director of Fremantle Media for Spain and Portugal. Zulueta has also been an adviser to companies such as the RTL Group, French broadcaster M6 and Spanish facilities company VAV. Previous to his TV career, he worked for a number of years in the financial services industry.