Mun2 senior VP/GM Alex Pels is leaving his position. There's no word yet on a replacement for Pels, who was appointed to the top job at Telemundo's bilingual entertainment channel in 2006.

Pels will continue to work with mun2 as a consultant on specific projects, according to a statement announcing his decision. Telemundo chief operating officer Jackie Hernandez will oversee the day-to-day operations of mun2 for the time being.

Pels did not respond to an email seeking comment at press time.

During his tenure at mun2, Pels oversaw the channel's move from Miami to Los Angeles, where its fishbowl studios sit right in the middle of the Universal CityWalk entertainment strip. Mun2 has shifted from mostly music videos to a wide variety of programming, with its original shows such as "The Chicas Project" and regional Mexican "Reventon." The channel has also incorporated Telemundo novelas and a World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. and Mexico that brought the channel its best-ever ratings.

According to mun2, the channel experienced its seventh consecutive month of year-over-year ratings growth in weekday primetime and achieved its largest November viewership to date last month. The channel has greatly increased its distribution over the last few years, and is now in over 33 million U.S. homes—6.3 million of them Hispanic, according to Nielsen figures provided by mun2.

Prior to joining Telemundo, the Argentina-born Pels co-founded MTV Latin America and was its VP of production and programming. He also had his own production company, Pelsalek Productions.

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