MundoFox Taps Saccone as President

Fox International Channels (FIC) and RCN Television Group announced Tuesday that Emiliano Saccone will be president of the upcoming spanish-language network, MundoFox.

Saccone will oversee the broadcast network and its programming, acquisitions, affiliate relations and production; in addition to being be tasked with growing MundoFox's ratings and reach. Saccone spent the past 13 years at FIC, most recently as president of entertainment and executive vice president of content.

MundoFox, a joint venture between FIC and RCN Television Group, is set to launch this fall. Earlier this month, FIC announced that it had secured affiliates in 20 DMAs for its new Hispanic broadcast network, representing over 40% of U.S. Hispanic households.

"We are delighted to have Emiliano on board as the president of MundoFox," said Hernan Lopez, president and CEO of FIC in a statement. "His excellent track record of innovation in production, marketing and programming, as well as his solid commercial instincts, will prove invaluable to the success of our new network. Interest in MundoFox has been very high thus far and Emiliano, who has been involved in MundoFox since its conception, is already working full speed towards the launch."

Saccone noted: "I am thrilled to be spearheading this exciting new venture. It's a wonderful opportunity to continue to work with this dynamic international company and provide one-of-a-kind entertainment for the growing U.S. Hispanic viewer. I am looking forward to building a network that delivers quality content to an underserved audience."