Director to oversee Canal 7, other properties

BUENOS AIRES — The Argentine government has tapped helmer Tristan Bauer (“Enlightened by Fire”) as prexy of Sistema Nacional de Medios Publicos, a state entity that oversees pubcaster Canal 7 and other media properties.

He began Aug. 6 after two years of running state education feevee Encuentro.

He replaces Gustavo Lopez, who has been shifted to another office in the government.

The fifth-ranked net in Argentina, Canal 7 has seen a rise in critical attention thanks to a greater offering of fiction like “Cuentos de Fontanarrosa” (Stories of Fontanarrosa) and “200 anos” (200 Years).

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