Telemundo Miami Becomes Telemundo’s Media Hub
When Spanish-language television network Telemundo broke ground in February 2016 on its $250 million media production center, it did more than launch what will become the region’s largest such facility. It promises to transform Miami’s role in the TV industry and secure Miami’s place as one of the top Spanish language media hubs in the United States.
Working with the Miami-Dade Beacon Council and state agencies, the Spanish-language subsidiary of NBCUniversal and Comcast Corp. will retain and create 1,300 jobs with average annual salaries of $89,000. The new studios will produce programming including novelas, news, and sports shows from Miami. Once it opens this year, the facility will be open to public tours, like those at parent NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Center in New York, says Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal International Group. In all, the facility will boast annual economic impact of at least $300 million.
“There was a nationwide search for a place to be our headquarters,” Conde said at the time. “We felt that Miami-Dade County and Miami was a unique place to grow our business for years and decades to come.”