As part of its restructuring, WarnerMedia Latin America announced that Javier Figueras, corporate VP of Affiliate Relations for HBO Latin America, will leave the company this Friday, February 19.
WarnerMedia Latin America continues with its transformation process as the result of the integration of Turner and HBO in the region. After revealing its new leadership structure, the media giant’s Latin American division also announced the departure of Javier Figueras.
This Friday, February 19, will be his last day as Corporate VP of Affiliate Relations for HBO Latin America.
The news follows other important recent departures from HBO Latin America, such as those of Luis Peraza and Roberto Rios, and that of Emilio Rubio.
Figueras joined HBO in 1993 and played a pivotal role helping develop the then nascent pay TV industry. He was responsible for expanding the company’s distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean, contributing to the launch of HBO Latin America’s first basic pay TV channels for the Southern Cone.
In 1996, he moved from Caracas to Buenos Aires in the position of general manager and regional VP of the Southern Cone, where he was in charge of the supervision of operations and strategies, including the launch of more than ten pay TV channels, HD channels, and HBO’s first SVOD service in Latin America.
In 2014 Figueras assumed the role of corporate VP, and since then he has led the implementation of launch strategies for linear pay TV channels, HBO GO, HBO On Demand, in addition to leading the fight against piracy through collaboration with Alianza (Against Pay TV Piracy).
“Javier is an industry pioneer, who for more than 25 years helped drive the growth of premium television in the region. We are deeply grateful for his leadership in elevating our brands throughout Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Jorge Carey, Regional Director of Distribution for WarnerMedia Latin America.
“I am very proud to have been part of this journey with HBO, and I thank so many colleagues and employees, as well as the clients that I have had the pleasure to serve,” said Javier Figueras.
“It is an honor to have been part of so many milestones for HBO, from bringing clients our first local original production in Latin America, to the launch of HBO’s first streaming offering. Each of those milestones helped position our company and our brand as favorites in the region,” he concluded.