MIAMI, December 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
VIVA Entertainment Group, Inc.(OTC: OTTV) ("VIVA" or "the Company"), a distributor of Over-The-Top (OTT) IPTV content to consumers in a bundled subscription format, today announced that Mr. Anthony Hernandez has signed a one-year agreement to continue serving as an independent director of the Company. Viva's board is comprised of three, with Mr. Johnny Falcones, CEO, serving as Chairman of the Board, and Messrs. Hernandez and Michael Nagle serving as independent directors. Both gentlemen bring a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the team.
Mr.Johnny Falcones commented, "We are very pleased that Mr. Hernandez has decided to continue on as one of Viva's independent directors. He has great experience in the technical areas of product development as well as subscriber acquisition and global distribution. As we move forward in the coming months to expand our subscriber base through key partnerships and joint ventures, his wisdom and assistance will be invaluable."
Mr. Hernandez is a seasoned executive with a specialized emphasis in Spanish language efforts. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Oi2 Media Group, which he co-founded and built into the largest Spanish language radio network in the U.S. Oi2's current footprint spans throughout the digital space and across territorial broadcast and digital media presence in 26 countries via a network of hundreds of radio station affiliations and digital distribution on mobile and satellite media platforms including iHeart Radio, Spotify, Apple Radio, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and more. Mr. Hernandez as a policy committee member of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council has served as a Hispanic media voice to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and FCC on advocacy for minority media interests. He was a group co-founder of the Spanish Broadcasters Association to address Hispanic issues as an advocate group before the FCC and other relevant organizations. He has also served as a co-chair of the finance committee for the National Association of Multicultural Digital Entrepreneurs.
Mr. Hernandez is attributed with launching the first ever Hispanic-formatted satellite radio channels on a global basis available by satellite radio to all of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Under his management some of the most popular personality-driven Hispanic radio shows and branded Spanish language content have become globally syndicated. He is responsible for repurposing several marquee general market brands into Spanish language formatted radio brands and audio formats.
Of this board appointment Mr. Hernandez stated, "It is an honor to serve on the board of Viva. Viva's leadership and vision for real consumer value offerings in the OTT television space is solid. It is my hope that my experience over the years in amassing media reach and attaining great content distribution will assist this great company with massive growth prospects. The future is certainly bright for Viva!"
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 is a service provider of 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.
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