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Burke Berendes

Partner, 2042 Media LLC

Burke Berendes is a partner at 2042 Media LLC, a Latino owned, independent company that owns and controls three pay tv networks: Kids Street (launched in 2017) a premium television network for the entire family with entertaining shows for kids during the day and documentaries for the whole family in primetime; Xplorer TV, an all-documentary channel launched in 2023; and Ingles Para Todos (launched in 2018), a channel that teaches Spanish speakers how to speak English. 2042 Media also syndicates original content throughout Latin America.

Berendes is responsible for new business development and affiliate relations for 2042 Media, LLC.

Berendes is a seasoned media executive and was part of the team that launched Condista, an affiliate sales representation company, in 2002.  Condista was responsible for bringing some of the best Spanish language content to the U.S. and helped launch Gol TV and SUR Peru, in addition to expanding the distribution of Video Rola, MVS TV, HOLA TV, TeleFormula, AtreSeries, NTN 24, Telefe, TyC Sports and RCN Novelas.  Over the years, Condista continued to evolve and to include advertising sales.

Berendes began his career in the Pay-TV business in 1994, considered the beginning of Spanish-language pay-TV into the U.S. market, with new network launches including GEMS Television (now Universo), Canal de Noticias NBC, Prime Ticket Deportiva (now Fox Deportes) and Cine Latino.  Berendes started out at GEMS television and worked his way up from Sales Assistant, moving on to Regional Sales Director of the Eastern region, and eventually Vice President of Affiliate Relations.  Berendes remained at GEMS through their sale to Telemundo in 2000, and continued to work with GEMS after the acquisition, through the re-brand of GEMS as mun2, and the eventual sale of Telemundo to NBC in late 2001.  Berendes left Telemundo and mun2 in 2002, to launch Condista.

Berendes graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in both International Relations and Public Relations.