DFHe’s back and on Telemundo!

Don Francisco has signed a deal with Telemundo to serve as a senior news correspondent and to launch a production venture.

Ever since he said goodbye to “Sabado Gigante” on Univision, it had been rumored that he would join the rival network – and now it’s confirmed.

The deal includes the launch of a joint production company to develop and produce original content and formats for U.S. Hispanics and international audiences across multiple platforms, and a new role as senior news correspondent.

Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal International Group, told “Variety”:

“Mario has such a unique understanding of the Spanish-language audience both here in the U.S. and abroad. He knows how to adapt and create innovative content that connects with Spanish speakers around the world; that’s why we’re so excited to be working with him.”

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