MTVi Latin America appoints Gazzola as VP

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MIAMI--MTVi Latin America, a newly created division of the MTViGroup, has named Pierluigi Gazzolo its VP. Mr. Gazzolo was formerly the regional director of affiliate sales for MTV Networks Latin America, supervising the sales of both MTV and Nickelodeon channels to pay-TV operators in the region.

Mr. Gazzolo's responsibilities include overseeing creative strategy for the MTV Latin America official site and increasing MTVi's business development through content deals, online ad sales, and e-commerce. He also will oversee the development of coranding opportunities and strategic alliances.

The channel's Spanish-language site,, last year signed a content agreement with Terra Networks, the ISP and portal subsidiary of Spain's Telefonica. Terra has operations in Spain, the U.S. Hispanic market and in Latin America, including Brazil.

MTVi Latin America is a unit of the MTVi Group, which includes,, and another 22 online sites worldwide.

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