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Discovery Latam ups executives

Senior programming, advertising posts filled

MIAMI — Discovery Networks Latam/Iberia has filled senior programming and advertising posts left vacant after top execs moved to the network’s international division.

Ryan Shiotani has been upped to veep of programming, replacing Ricardo Rodriguez, now senior veep of programming and production at Discovery Networks Intl. Shiotani was formerly director of scheduling and acquisitions.

Ivan Bargueiras has been upped to group director, advertising sales, from his post as account executive overseeing U.S.-based accounts. He replaces Cathleen Pratt, now senior veep, worldwide integrated advertising sales.

Rodriguez and Pratt followed former Latam general manager Dawn McCall to Bethesdsa, M.D., after McCall took over as president of Discovery Networks Intl. from Donald Wear earlier this year.

Shiotani and Bargueiras both report to senior veep and general manager Enrique Martinez, who, himself, moved up from affil sales and operations to replace McCall.

Bargueiras will oversee a restructured Latam ad sales department in which account representatives are now responsible for a specific region. The team currently consists of Marcos Santos in the new office in Brazil; Victor Parada, responsible for Mexico and select U.S.-based agencies and clients; and Henri Ringel, covering Argentina and the remainder of the Latin American territory.

Discovery Latam said it will hire a new account representative to focus specifically on the U.S. accounts. It will later add someone to develop the Iberian market.

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