Luca Bentivoglio is currently the Chief Operating Officer of LATV Networks, where he oversees operations, programming, production, marketing, sales, distribution, affiliate relations and digital media.Luca is also responsible for American Latino Syndication, a division of LATV Networks that produces and distributes via national syndication the award winning shows American Latino and Latin Nation.
Prior to joining LATV in 2008, Mr. Bentivoglio had a distinguished career in domestic and international television production and distribution, including senior level positions with Warner Brothers, Telemundo, Univision and Latino Public Broadcasting.
As General Manager of WBTV, The Warner Channel, Bentivoglio was responsible for all areas of the channel’s operations, including programming, marketing and affiliate sales. He oversaw sales and distribution operations in Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil.
Under an exclusive association with Telemundo Network, Bentivoglio served as Vice President of Programming and Production and produced the network’s top-rated prime time series as well as supervised its programming and production staff of 150 people. During his tenure, he helped raise the network’s prime time ratings by more than 100%.
Bentivoglio also served with Latino Public Broadcasting, where he worked extensively with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to create and oversee successful outreach and funding initiatives for Latino talent. During his tenure with LPB, Bentivoglio served as an Executive Producer of several award-winning Latino films and documentaries that aired on PBS, including VOCES, the first Latino anthology series on Public TV.
Mr. Bentivoglio currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Imagen Foundation.