New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – PRNewswire)–February 7, 2008–Univision Communications Inc., the nation’s leading Spanish-language media company, today announced that effective March 1st, longtime television executive Terry Mackin is joining Univision as president of the Television Station Group. In this role, he will oversee Univision’s and TeleFutura’s 64 television stations.
Mackin, recently named among Mediaweek magazine’s 2007 “Top 50 Most Indispensable Executives in Media,” will be based in New York and report to Ray Rodriguez, president and chief operating officer of Univision Communications Inc.
Rodriguez said, “Terry is an important addition to the team. He will be instrumental in further integrating our television operations, leveraging our assets and delivering results. His understanding of the industry, extensive experience and vision will greatly contribute to our growth.”
Mackin joins Univision Communications Inc., from Hearst-Argyle Television Inc., where he is executive vice president responsible for building the company’s digital media assets. Prior to that role, he managed 14 of the company’s owned and operated television stations. He serves on the NBC Affiliate Board and was the architect for the multicasting joint venture between NBC and the NBC Affiliates for a new 24/7 linear weather network, Weather Plus, and for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, which was the first joint venture between NBC and its affiliates.
“I am excited to join one of the fastest-growing, most diversified and best integrated media companies in the U.S.,” said Mackin. “The unparalleled connection the Univision family of companies has with its audiences makes it possible to deliver the best media and entertainment brands for our viewers, advertisers and partners. This connection provides a strong competitive advantage at a national and local level.”
Prior to Hearst-Argyle Television Inc., he was president and chief operating officer of StoryFirst Communications, Inc., in London, where he was responsible for the design and management of several rapidly growing Russian media properties, including the broadcast television network CTC (CTCM), as well as television stations and a production company. Formerly he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Ellis Communications, in Atlanta, where he had management responsibility for all aspects of the 12 television stations and two radio stations. Previous to this, Mackin served for eight years with Columbia Pictures Television Distribution, most recently as vice president and manager, syndication and cable network sales. He is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and serves on the boards of Internet Broadcasting Systems, Ripe Digital Entertainment and is the past chairman of the NBC Affiliates Board.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 99% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 89% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and Mexico-based Disa Records as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 14.9% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net.