Hugo Stuven, Director of RTVE, Dies At 80

Hugo Stuven, the renowned producer of Radio Televisión Española, died on the morning of April 24 at the age of 80. The professional established himself as one of the greats in his field, making some of the main formats of public television between the 70s, 80s and 90s , with formats such as ‘Applause’ and different end-of-year galas.

Linked to the public entity since 1966, Hugo Stuven says goodbye leaving a great professional legacy in his path. “Hugo was a great professional and an innovator in his profession. He has been and will be a benchmark for professionals on all television channels. A great person and companion,” said Toñi Prieto, director of the entertainment area of ​​TVE.

After working with some of the most important professionals on the small screen in our countries such as Pilar Miró, Fernando Navarrete, or Pedro Amalio López, Stuven has said goodbye after doing his last job for the house: “La voz de la cañada”. In 2020, the director joined the documentary produced by the NGO Fundación VOCES together with TVE and SGAE.

The last good-bye

Next Thursday, April 29, La 2 de Televisión Española will broadcast a special program of ‘Tesoros de la tele’ , the public television space that remembers the beginning of the medium, recalling the work of Hugo Stuven in ‘Aplauso’ . Samuel Martín, director of La 2, highlighted the importance of remembering the work of “a master filmmaker, active until the end.”

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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