The new division will specialize in the production of new digital brands in both Spanish and English.
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Isaac Lee, president of Spanish-language programming powerhouse Univision News, who was also appointed president of Fusion last Autumn has overseen the establishment of a new in-house digital content production division that will provide content for both of Univision’s digital platforms..
The division, to be known as La Fabrica UCI, has been set up to create, script and produce original video for new digital brands in both Spanish and English. English-language versions of the shows to be produced by the new production unit will be aired on Fusion, which Univision operates as a joint venture channel with ABC television.
In the meantime La Fabrica UCI will be working on the production of a mixture of programs, including a morning show, nightly live news, animated programs for children as well as a variety of sports and light entertainment shows
La Fabrica has already produced its first television series, the medical drama entitled Medicina Desconocida with the first six episodes currently being available on UVideos.
Taking day-to-day responsibility for the running of La Fabrica UCI will be Boris Gartner in his role of general manager, who will be operating between the recently formed division’s two production units located in New York and Miami .
Announcing the forming of the new division Isaac Lee pointed out that in the past three years, Univision has transformed from a niche network to a leading multiplatform media company with a strong focus on digital “La Fabrica UCI speaks to our ongoing commitment to delivering the best and most innovative content in Spanish and English across platforms.” Lee summed up.
Isaac Lee was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. After completing high school, less spent some time living and studying in Israel, studying psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, returning to earn his masters degree in journalism from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota.
Isaac Lee began his professional career at Revista Cromos, Latin America’s oldest magazine, where at the age of just 25 he was appointed editor. The following year Lee began his career in investigative journalism when he was appointed editor-in-chief of Revista Semana, at that time Colombia’s largest and best known news magazine.
During his time in charge at Semana the magazine published several investigative pieces and controversial interviews relating to the country’s turgid political situation, while at the same time, creating some light relief through the launch of Soho, a lifestyle magazine that went on to become the best selling publication in the country, whilst masterminding the transition of the magazines to digitation.
Prior to joining Univision, Lee founded Poder, a business magazine aimed at consumers in the United States and South America, where he also acted as chief editor.
Isaac Lee left Poder in late 2010 to join Univision as President of News, bringing to the station, a number of new projects as well as previously unknown levels of cutting-edge investigative journalism. Under Lee’s leadership Univision News division has been the recipient of a number of awards for journalistic excellence, including the 2012 Peabody and IRE Awards for its “Fast and Furious” investigation, two EMMY Lifetime Achievement Awards, two Gracie awards, the Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism for documentaries produced by the station’s Investigative and Documentary units.