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Univision is undergoing a shakeup in its entertainment ranks as Alberto Ciurana has resigned his post as president of programming and content.

Rumors of Ciurana’s departure began to swirl last week. Univision CEO Randy Falco confirmed his exit in a memo to staffers on Tuesday. Falco said the exec wanted to spend more time with his family and would serve as a consultant to Univision for a time. Ciurana spearheaded entertainment programming for the nation’s dominant Spanish-language network.

“Please join me in thanking Beto for his many contributions over the past few years and for his passion for our content and our audience. As you know, he has more than 35 years in the industry and this is his second time at Univision; he first worked with the team in 1986, returned to Televisa in various roles, and now has been with us since 2012,” Falco wrote.

Falco intends to name a successor but it won’t be any time soon.

The shuffle at the top of Univision’s entertainment wing comes as the parent company preps for an IPO later this year.

“As we look at 2016, this is an important year for us. On the entertainment side, in addition to the award winning content we are delivering on daytime, we have important launches planned in the next few weeks on the Univision Network,”Falco wrote. “I am confident that we will continue to deliver on our mission and our 2016 goals.”

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