Born in Chile, he arrived in Spain in 1965, and began working for Televisión Española in 1966, under the direction of professionals such as the director and filmmaker Chicho Ibáñez Serrador and from the director Pilar Miró.
Stuven was responsible for well-known programs of the 1970s such as’ Aplauso ‘,’ Antena Infantil ‘,’ Tarde para todos’, and ‘Everything is possible on Sunday. He was also the producer of programs such as ‘Beyond’, with Fernando del Oso, or ‘Voices a 45’, with Pepe Domingo Castaño.
Later, in the 1980s, he directed ‘Como Pedro por su casa’, with Pedro Ruiz, and the 1987 ‘New Year’s Eve Specials’, with Carmen Maura and Arturo Fernández, the same year in which Pilar Miró entrusted him with the Design and Promotions of TVE.
In addition, he has worked with some of the best-known faces in the country, such as Cruz y Raya or Pepe Viyuela, as well as Ana Obregón, Rody Aragón or Fofito, and in 2007 he was awarded the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Award.
With RTVE he did what was his last job in 2020, ‘The voice of the Cañada’, and as a tribute La 2 will broadcast next Thursday, April 29, a Stuven special dedicated to ‘Applause’, one of its best-known programs.
“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. I was lucky to meet him and work with him at the end of the 70s and throughout his long career inside and outside of TVE. We will miss you “, said in a statement the director of the Entertainment Area of TVE, Toñi Prieto.
For his part, the director of La 2, Samuel Martín, has defined Stuven as “a master of filmmakers, active to the end.”
In other private channels, the director worked on the programs ‘El Gordo’, ‘Uno para todos’ or ‘Popstar’.