The company’s first-ever owned and operated production unit in Mexico to operate as Telemundo Global Studios Mexico and kick off with the production of the eighth season of Lord of the Skies.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced today the expansion of its production footprint with the opening of a new production unit in Mexico City operating as Telemundo Global Studios Mexico.

Under the umbrella of Miami-based Telemundo Global Studios, the new production arm will increase the company’s on-the-ground production capabilities of scripted and unscripted content to meet the growing demand for Spanish-language programming in the U.S. and around the world.

“Our new Mexico team solidifies Telemundo’s presence across the Americas, building on our stature as the largest producer of Spanish-language scripted content in the U.S.,” said Karen Barroeta, Executive Vice President, Production and Development for Telemundo Global Studios.

“This new production arm will leverage our extensive production experience in Mexico together with the unparalleled know-how and robust infrastructure only NBCUniversal and Telemundo Global Studios can provide. Telemundo Global Studios Mexico will be a game changer for our industry as we continue to raise the bar with the best and most relevant Spanish-language stories delivered with the highest production quality.”

The new Mexico-based production unit is currently in pre-production of its first project for the network, the eighth season of the international ratings success El Senor de los Cielos. The company’s Mexico production arm will significantly expand Telemundo Global Studios production capabilities and provide a home for top creative talent to produce high quality content for Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S., Latin America and the rest of the world.

Telemundo Global Studios produces over 800 hours of original content a year, including highly rated series and international successes such as La Reina del Sur, Betty en NY, and El Señor de los Cielos, among many others.