May 31, 2017

The Ibero American Telecommunications Organization Celebrated its Third Meeting with the Participation of 31 Companies


MIAMI, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Stronger and recognized as the organization that promotes the development of new audiovisual content and access to connectivity in the region, the Ibero-American Telecommunications Organization concluded its third meeting, which was hosted by the Univision News Center on Tuesday in the city of Miami, Florida.

The meeting was led by OTI President Emilio Azcárraga Jean, who gave a warm welcome to the representatives of the 31 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking content and telecommunications companies that attended. The companies reiterated their commitment to promote the development of new audiovisual content for audiences in their markets, which together boast roughly 900 million consumers. These companies combined have US$127 billion in annual sales, making OTI a key growth driver in the region.

The meeting was attended by the following executives Cesar Conde from Telemundo; Randy Falco of Univision; Jorge Carlos Rendo from Grupo Clarín; Juan Luis Cebrián of Grupo Prisa; Gabriel Reyes from RCN; Jorge Martínez de León of Grupo Caracol; TV Azteca´s Benjamín Salinas; Olegario Vázquez Aldir of Grupo Imagen; DirecTV´s Jeff McElfresh; and Matthew Sanders from the Inter-American Press Association.

As part of the objectives of OTI and with the firm conviction of continuing to better connect Latin America, this meeting addressed the following topics of global relevance: the impact of new immigration and tax measures in the United States; the evolution of content in the digital age; and freedom of expression in Ibero-America. These topics were discussed in panel format, opening spaces for collaboration, dialogue, reflection and action to coordinate and strengthen a common front that benefits the industry and its customers:

This meeting addressed the following topics of global relevance: the impact of new immigration and tax measures in the United States; the evolution of content in the digital age; and freedom of expression in Ibero-America. These topics were discussed in panel format, opening a space for collaboration, dialogue, reflection and action to coordinate and strengthen a common front that benefits the industry and its customers.

Specialists who participated in the discussions include: Arturo Valenzuela (Georgetown University), María Rodríguez (Florida Immigrant Coalition), René Pérez (Residente), Aaron Sharockman (PolitiFact), Isaac Lee (Televisa-Univision), Kurt Opsahl (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Gerardo Vélez (Twitter) and Laura Chinchilla (OTI).

Mexican Exterior Minister Luis Videgaray appeared at the OTI meeting as a special guest to exchange points of view with members about issues of concern for Ibero-America, while John Avlon (CNN and The Daily Beast) spoke about the new media landscape in the U.S.

Event video: goo.gl/v8GhLG

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SOURCE OTI Telecom

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