David Lynn, President and CEO of Viacom All-embracing Media Networks, will baby-sit the ViacomCBS’s all-embracing media networks, including Network 10 in Australia (Photo: Business Wire)
David Lynn, President and CEO of Viacom All-embracing Media Networks, will baby-sit the ViacomCBS’s all-embracing media networks, including Network 10 in Australia (Photo: Business Wire)
Juan “JC” Acosta, Controlling Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of VIMN Americas, will serve as President of VIMN Americas (Photo: Business Wire)
Pierluigi Gazzolo, President of VIMN Americas and Controlling Vice President of Nickelodeon International, will serve as President of OTT All-embracing and Viacom All-embracing Studios (Photo: Business Wire)
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Viacom All-embracing Media Networks (VIMN) appear today that Pierluigi Gazzolo, President of VIMN Americas and Controlling Vice President of Nickelodeon International, has been appointed President of OTT All-embracing and Viacom All-embracing Studios (VIS), signalling the accretion accent of VIMN’s OTT and Flat businesses. Gazzolo will abode to David Lynn, President & CEO of VIMN.
In this role, Gazzolo will initially focus on accelerating the rollout of Pluto TV beyond all-embracing markets, starting with a above barrage beyond Latin America in aboriginal 2020. In addition, Gazzolo will added authorize VIMN’s exceptional D2C articles in affiliation with distributors. He will additionally be amenable for creating an chip Viacom All-embracing Studios operation, managing aboriginal agreeable conception assets beyond ViacomCBS internationally. This new anatomy will accredit the aggregation to advance the conception of aboriginal agreeable beyond all-embracing markets, constant with the ViacomCBS mission of acceptable one of the world’s pre-eminent agreeable companies.
Gazzolo will be amenable for establishing Viacom’s all-embracing business strategies, artefact offerings and operations for these analytical advance areas of the business in all all-embracing markets. He will assignment carefully with Marc DeBevoise, Chief Agenda Officer for ViacomCBS and President and Chief Controlling Officer of CBS Interactive and Tom Ryan, CEO and Co-Founder of Pluto TV to aggrandize the company’s agenda activity to the all-embracing market.
As President of VIMN Americas, Gazzolo is accustomed for active the amazing advance of VIMN’s business in the arena and was amenable for the amplification of the business through the accretion of Telefe and Porta dos Fundos. During his tenure, Gazzolo led the transformation of VIMN Americas, including establishing its non-linear attendance through avant-garde multiplatform articles and casework such as Paramount and Noggin and alive with the Pluto TV aggregation to barrage 11 Pluto Latino channels to the US Hispanic bazaar beforehand this year – which has back developed to 22 channels and 4,000 hours of Spanish and Portuguese content.
Under Gazzolo’ s leadership, Viacom All-embracing Studios (VIS) was launched afterward the 2016 acquisitions of Telefe and again Porta dos Fundos. Synergies accustomed by those acquisitions enabled the barrage of VIS aboriginal in the Americas in 2018 and again in the UK, Europe and Asia in 2019. In 2019 VIS Americas revenues grew by 57%.
David Lynn commented: “Pier is a abnormally activating controlling and has an unrivalled clue almanac of growing revenues for the absolute VIMN ecosystem. Pier’s eyes and administration in accepting and amalgam both Telefe and Porta dos Fundos for the Americas business was a step-change for Viacom in the arena and enabled the conception of a flat business, not aloof for the Americas, but for all of Viacom International. Additionally, Pier’s administration in the alive and OTT amplitude has apprenticed subscriber advance and accustomed VIMN as a key amateur in OTT in the arena partnering with MVPD’s and adaptable operators. I’m assured that Pier will administer the above eyes and accuracy to ablution these key business curve for ViacomCBS internationally as we abide to cool serve our administration partners.”
Pierluigi Gazzolo added: “With ViacomCBS’ position as one the world’s best important agreeable creators and distributors, it’s an amazing moment to advice drive the amplification of both Pluto TV and OTT internationally, which is the fastest growing allotment of the video business; and at the above time, actualize a unified all-embracing flat for Viacom – back the appeal for agreeable has never been greater.”
VIMN Americas Leadership
Juan (“JC”) Acosta, currently Controlling Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer of VIMN Americas, will be answer to President of VIMN Americas, able January 3rd, 2020. Acosta will abode to David Lynn, President & CEO of VIMN.
Lynn commented: “JC’s compassionate of the ball industry, cardinal adeptness and abysmal adeptness of both VIMN and the all-embracing television bazaar accomplish him alluringly ill-fitted for his new role. JC’s administration with VIMN and appulse on the business to date, will ensure both a seamless administration alteration and a connected advance aisle for our Americas operations. JC played a key role in the transformation of the VIMN Americas business, amalgam and managing Telefe and Porta dos Fundos, and is alluringly able to booty VIMN Americas through its abutting date of growth.”
JC Acosta commented: “I couldn’t be added aflame to booty on this role. It’s been my advantage to accomplice with Pier during such a transformational aeon for our business. The VIMN Americas aggregation is able in active amount through its adeptness to acclimate to the ever-changing media mural through innovation, agreeable entrepreneurship, and passion. I attending advanced to continuing to assignment with them and our ally as we actualize and administer acceptable content, articles and adventures for the region.”
In his new role, Acosta will be amenable for VIMN operations for Latin America, spanning Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, as able-bodied as Canada and the US Hispanic market. He will be tasked with the advancing amplification of VIMN’s portfolio and articles in the region, including its multiplatform business, all-around flat and agreeable administration and licensing efforts and TV channels (MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and Telefe, Argentina’s arch free-to-air broadcaster) and agenda portfolio (including Porta Dos Fundos).
As Chief Operating Officer of the Americas array back 2015, JC has been amenable for the region’s cast portfolio and monetization beyond all platforms and curve of business throughout Latin America, US Hispanic and Canada. As able-bodied as administering cardinal account areas such as Finance, Activity & Operations, Production/Studios, Research and Emerging Business.
JC has been with VIMN for 13 years, accepting aboriginal abutting the aggregation in 2007 as Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of VIMN Americas. Back that time, Acosta has served in a array of roles arch to his accepted role as EVP Chief Banking Officer & Controlling in Charge of Production. Acosta has formed beyond a ambit of areas of the VIMN Americas business and was a key accomplice to Gazzolo, as COO of the America business as they advised and implemented the affiliation of Telefe and Porta dos Fundos.
About Pierluigi Gazzolo
In accession to his role as President of VIMN Americas, Gazzolo is additionally the Nickelodeon cast advance for all markets alfresco of the U.S., with its centralized Programming, Marketing, Creative, Customer Articles and All-embracing Affairs Sales teams advertisement into him.
Prior to his accepted role as President of VIMN Americas, Gazzolo was Chief Operating Officer of Viacom All-embracing Media Networks (VIMN) from 2011 – 2014, during which time he appear to Robert Bakish. Gazzolo was appointed COO of VIMN afterward his administration as COO for MTV Networks All-embracing (MTVNI) – basic in 2009 – for which he accustomed a new akin of chip operations. During that time, he was active in developing a all-around content-based affiliation with Rainbow Group. Subsequent to this partnership, Viacom Inc. acquired a boyhood absorption in Rainbow Group, of which Gazzolo is a lath member.
From 2009-2011, Gazzolo was President of MTV Networks Latin America (MTVNLA). Beneath his leadership, MTVNLA saw double-digit advance year on year as a aftereffect of operational and artistic excellence, apprenticed by added aboriginal productions and the amplification of the company’s beeline and agenda offerings. He re-invented the acceptable telenovela architecture starting with Nickelodeon’s badly acknowledged alternation Isa TKM, Isa TK , as able-bodied as three seasons of the awful acknowledged Grachi, which afterwards led to the English-language adaptation, Every Witch Way for Nickelodeon US.
Gazzolo holds a bachelor’s amount in Communications from Florida All-embracing University, area he was honoured as Alumni of the Year in 2011. Born in Italy and aloft in El Salvador, Gazzolo speaks English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese fluently.
About Juan Acosta
As Controlling Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for VIMN Americas, Acosta oversees VIMN’s all-encompassing portfolio of brands including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and Paramount Channel in Latin America and Canada, Telefe in Argentina, Porta dos Fundos in Brazil, and Tr3s in the U.S. Hispanic market.
He additionally has banking blank of the absolute VIMN Americas alignment and oversees the company’s Revenue Strategy, Multiplatform Activity and Business Development divisions, as able-bodied as the Viacom All-embracing Studios Americas, which is answerable with the development, assembly and all-around administration of the company’s accumulated portfolio of content.
Previously, Acosta was SVP, CFO and Executive-in-Charge of production, arena a key role in alignment multi-layered assembly deals and financials to accommodate active co-production agreements, negotiating administration rights, amalgam pro-social media partners, active non-linear partnerships, and leveraging budgetary tax incentives. Acosta was active in establishing the company’s co-production archetypal utilizing investments from non-linear partners, distributors, NGOs and government ministries in key markets.
With adeptness in studio/production, distribution, customer products, affairs sales, Acosta was aforetime Director of Finance for NBC Universal/Telemundo Network Group, area he was amenable for the banking reporting, budgeting/forecasting, and acquiescence for Telemundo Studios and its accumulated entities. He additionally ahead captivated positions at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and the Walt Disney Company.
A built-in of Miami, Acosta is a Certified Public Accountant for the State of Florida and holds a Bachelor of Accounting Amount and a MBA from Florida All-embracing University.
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Viacom All-embracing Media Networks (VIMN), a analysis of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of abounding of the world’s best accepted multimedia ball brands, including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Paramount Channel, alongside a cardinal of key bounded brands including Channel 5 (UK) and Telefe (Argentina). Viacom brands adeptness added than 4.3 billion accumulative subscribers in 180 countries via about 300 locally programmed and operated TV channels and a ambit of agenda media and adaptable TV properties, in added than 40 languages. For added advice about Viacom appointment Media Advice About the Awaiting Alliance Amid CBS and Viacom and Area To Find It
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