SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America CV Network announced today that veteran Hispanic television executive Ruben Torres Munoz has been named General Manager for the Puerto Rico market. Torres will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to reinvigorate revenue growth and market share for America TeVe WIRS Puerto Rico and MundoFox WJPX Puerto Rico.
Previously in Telemundo Puerto Rico and WAPA-TV, Torres brings in more than 22 years of television industry experience to his position. He will start his new role in January 2013 and report to America CV Network CEO and President, Omar Romay.
"Between his proven track record of excellence in production and dynamic leadership skills, Ruben Torres is uniquely qualified to take both of our stations in Puerto Rico to the next level. Ruben understands the nuances and subtleties embedded in the Puerto Rican idiosyncrasy and that makes him the ideal candidate to help us serve this local community. We are extremely excited to have him onboard," said Omar Romay.
Torres started his career as a creative editor for Puerto Rico public television station. He later became Creative Supervisor and Director of Promotions at WAPA-TV, executing multiple successful promotional campaigns. He took a short break from television and worked in the film industry for only two years in productions like Amistad (Steven Spielberg) and Contact (Robert Zemeckis). He was then offered the opportunity to create prime-time live shows for Telemundo Puerto Rico, together with producer Tony Mojena. As a Production Manager, he worked behind many successful shows such "De Noche Con Sunshine", "Susa y Epifanio", "Estudio 69", "Dame Un Break", and others.
Most recently, he worked as Marketing and Creative Services Director at Telemundo Puerto Rico, where he excelled at creating effective promotional campaigns and new content presentations. He was also part of the special task force in charge of managing creative services for KVEA Los Angeles. Torres was a participant of NBCUniversal Creative Leadership Symposium in Los Angeles.
"The television industry is enjoying a great moment of transition and it is becoming the product of audience-driven content. I am committed to bring AmericaTeVe and MundoFox closer to our people by creating breakthrough content that is proven to please our market. I will focus in driving interactivity between the two brands and promoting continuity and expansion within our own programming in Puerto Rico, Miami and New York," said Ruben Torres.
About America CV Network: America CV Network owns and operates AmericaTeVe WFUN Miami, WJAN Miami, WPXO New York, America TeVe WIRS Puerto Rico and MundoFox WJPX Puerto Rico.
MundoFox is a joint venture between Fox International Channels (FIC), News Corporation's international multi-media business, and RCN, the leading Latin American television network and production company belonging to Organization Ardila Lulle (OAL). Together, FIC and RCN currently reach over 1.2 billion households worldwide with prime-time comedies, dramas and daytime series, as well as factual, sports and lifestyle programming. Additionally, both operate and program cable networks and twenty-four-hour global news channels. The new network, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, will launch in the summer of 2012. For more information, visit MundoFox online at http://www.mundofox.com/. MundoFox can be seen on 24.1 in San Juan, 38.1 in Mayaguez, 20.1 in Ponce, Claro TV 10, OneLink 24, Liberty 24 and Dish Network 5.
About America TeVe:
America TeVe is an independent Spanish language television station based in Miami, FL and owned by America CV Network LLC. America TeVe is committed to serve the Hispanic community by providing 9 hours of high quality news and entertainment programming. America TeVe has on-air distribution in Miami, New York and Puerto Rico. America TeVe can be seen in Puerto Rico on-air 42.1, One Link 41, Choice 21, Claro TV 24, Liberty 24 and Dish 7 (after 7 p.m.). Live streaming and more information regarding America TeVe original programming is available at www.americateve.com.
SOURCE America CV Network