MTV Networks Latin America has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia.

Headed by country manager Christian Prada, who formerly represented Televisa Networks in Colombia, the office will handle ad sales, affiliate sales and marketing for MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and their branded properties.

The office will oversee MTVNLA’s sales and marketing in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela.

In addition to joining pan-regional sales and distribution offices in Miami, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, Bogota will serve as a host city for MTV Latin America’s Premios MTV 2009 awards show.