NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS WIRE -- Viva Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTC MARKET OTTV), a developer of an OTT system through which television services are delivered using the Internet, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Thomas Ashley an industry veteran to its Board of Directors. Mr. Michael Nagle will serve as an independent director of the Company. Viva's Board is now comprised of five, with Mr. Johnny Falcones, CEO, serving as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Nagle years of experience in the digital world have been primarily focused on branded entertainment and strategic partnership development. He architected Bloomberg's entry into the On Demand space and oversaw Playboy's distribution and marketing team.
Viva's CEO, Mr. Johnny Falcones expressed, "Having Mr. Nagle completes our board with excellence. Mr Nagle will play a major part in the decision-making when it comes to his field of expertise." Nagle added, "This is an exciting time to work in the digital space. Viva 's creativity and vision allow us to capitalize on our usage data and deliver the experience that viewers are seeking when they watch programming. I'm excited to contribute to Viva's growth."
Management Team and Board Member Bio's
Johnny Falcones, Founder Chairman and CEO Viva Entertainment Group
Johnny Falcones is an industry veteran with the strategic vision, drive, and connections to advance Viva's platform in the TV industry. His extensive experience in the entertainment world drove him to start his quest with Viva. From day one at a young age he helped develop the careers of Marc Anthony, India, and not long ago Soleil J. This champion then continued his career with Icons such as Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. He also developed a successful record label with Universal Music and Video Distribution, turning it in to a multi-million dollar label.
Two decades ago, Falcones was just a Puerto Rican born, cool kid from Brooklyn, who moonlighted as a DJ while attending LaGuardia College in New York. 2 turntables & a keen ear, Falcones quickly became the musical authority of NY's Latin House music scene of 90's. It was one faithful night at Palladium nightclub, where he had a chance encounter with legendary music impresario Ralph Mercado, who recruited him to RMM Records. Together they globalized the Latin record industry, converting starry-eyed local vocalist Marc Anthony & India from buzz act, to icons. Within months, the young up and coming Falcones was globe-trotting with Superstars, Celia Cruz & Tito Puente. Under Falcones' management, these stars collected a bevy of international awards & were immortalized via 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' slots. Falcones co-exec. produced the White House's 24th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards in Sep. 2010, which featured a luminaries such Juan Luis Guerra & Don Francisco. He also produced the Last Tito Puente concert Viva La Musica which was release on Showtime pay-per view and that was release on CD and DVD.
Michael Nagle, Director, Viva Entertainment Group
Michael has spent more than 25 years in the media business working for SONY/Columbia Records, The Box Music Network, Bloomberg LP, Playboy and NatureVision TV. He is Chairman & CEO of Ashling Digital, Inc. With Ashling, Michael represents Veronica Pin Up NY, Malone Vision and LAGO Productions. Michael managed Bloomberg's television and advanced product development businesses from 2000-05. He represented Bloomberg and also worked on behalf of independent programmers with the Federal Communications Commission on both Broadcast Must-Carry regulation and also opposing A La Carte Packaging regulation. Michael continues to serve as SVP Digital Distribution & Business Development for NatureVision TV. He was named one of 2016's Digital Drivers by Home Media Magazine.
About VIVA Entertainment Group, Inc.
VIVA Entertainment Group, Inc. is a global entertainment and technology company connecting content owners and video distributors to deliver premium content on any smart device with a screen. Viva has developed an OTT system through which television services are delivered using the Internet protocol suite over a network such as the Internet, instead of being delivered through traditional terrestrial, satellite signal and cable television formats. Viva, your entertainment partner, provides subscribers access to the content they want anywhere, anytime. With a WiFi connection our customers can watch Live TV from around the world, TV shows, as well as movies on demand, Tele-video conference and many other interactive features. Independent and Major film studios, television networks, Telecoms, Cable Companies, and emerging ISPS partner with Viva for enhanced capabilities in multi platform video distribution. The only true end-to-end provider of premium content technology services, VIVA looks to license and deliver to traditional and OTT video distributors across the world. VIVA is a publicly traded company under the stock symbol OTTV www.vivagroup.tv
About Ashling Digital Inc:
Ashling Digital focuses on sales and brand management primarily in the digital media category. By emphasizing consultative sales and content strategy and development, Ashling partners with brands (both established and new) to position the right programming on the right platforms in the optimal location for accessibility. Ashling also works with organizations to reorganize sales team structure in an effort to better optimize client relationships from a strategic performance perspective.
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