Dedicated to creating and distributing bold and creative stories driven by the artistic vision of dynamic storytellers, AMC Networks owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in television and film.
The cable television networks AMC, BBC AMERICA (through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, Mas Chic, and El Gourmet; the independent films production and distribution division IFC Films; and premium video streaming services Sundance Now, Shudder, Acorn TV, UMC and AMC Premiere.
This offer that gives subscribers access without commercials to AMC shows, produces and delivers different, captivating and culturally relevant content that attracts audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC Studios, its television production and worldwide content distribution division; and AMC Networks International, its international programming business.
Discovery, Inc. is a world leader in real-life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of “superfans” around the world, with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery offers more than 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has a category leadership in deeply loved content genres throughout the world through TV Everywhere products such as the GO application portfolio; direct transmission services to the consumer.
Discovery's premium brand portfolio includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the United States, Discovery Kids in Latin America and Eurosport, the leading provider of relevant premium sports at the local level and Headquarters of the Olympic Games throughout Europe.
ESPN International is the world leader in sports. The leading multinational company in multimedia sports entertainment presents the largest portfolio of sports assets with more than 50 commercial entities.
ESPN's business entities include 32 television networks, 13 websites, more than 90 broadband networks, seven radio properties, print, mobile consumer products, and event management, as well as an unprecedented portfolio of sports rights, it contains more than 130 leagues and sports.
ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation has a 20 percent stake in ESPN.
Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a division of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International that oversees the international television assets that were acquired from 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company in March 2019.
The acquisition includes the 20th Century Fox film and television studios, cable/satellite channels such as FX, Fox Networks Group International, and a 73% stake in National Geographic Partners.
The newly formed Fox Corporation, which includes non-acquired channels, is formed by Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Television Stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2, Fox Sports and Big Ten Network.
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information for a global audience.
Its global channels include E !, Universal HD, Chiller, CNBC, CNBC World, MSNBC, NBC Universo, Syfy, ShopHQ, Telemundo, Cloo, Golf Channel and USA Network. Its production studios include Universal Pictures and Dreamworks Animation.
NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of entertainment and news television networks, a major film company, major television production operations, a leading group of television stations, world-renowned theme parks and a set of leading Internet-based companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
Ole Communications is an international media company and pioneer in the Latin American pay television industry.
The HBO Latin America Group (HBO LAG) joint venture is composed of all HBO, MAX and Cinemax channels. The joint venture A + E Networks Latin America is composed of A&E, History, H2 and Lifetime, which are distributed throughout Latin America by HBO LAG.
The Ole Communications joint venture with NBCUniversal is made up of E! Entertainment, Studio Universal, SyFy, Telemundo Internacional and Universal Channel.
To support its channel joint ventures and strategic partners throughout Latin America, Ole Communications, through its VC subsidiaries, provides advertising sales representation services, as well as transmission, translation and production services.
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. SPE global operations cover the production, acquisition, and distribution of films; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; creation and distribution of digital content; and operation of study facilities.
The Motion Picture Group of SPE includes Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Classics.
Its television branch, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the leading content providers in the industry and is home to a thriving global content business, which operates 24 total or jointly owned production companies in 12 countries, as well. as linear and digital channels worldwide. Its global television brands include AXN, ANIMAX, Crackle, and Sony Channel.
Turner Broadcasting System Latin America (also known simply as Turner Latin America) is the company that manages the collection of pay-TV stations in Latin America.
Turner Broadcasting System Latin America operates the following brands: CNN International, Boomerang, TCM, Warner Channel, Cartoon Network and CNN Chile, among others. Turner Broadcasting System Latin America also operates Warner Channel, its corporate cousin (the channel is owned by Warner Bros). Entertainment and distributed by HBO Latin America Group, and until 2012, managed advertising sales for the Brazilian action sports channel Woohoo.
Viacom is home to the leading portfolio in global cross-platform entertainment brands.
With channels in more than 180 countries, our iconic brands, such as BET, Channel 5, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Channel, Telefe and other favorites, connect with more than 4 billion fans. Developed by the iconic studio Paramount Pictures, Viacom has set the standard for compelling film experiences for more than a century.
Viacom Digital Studios connects them with the stars, stories and moments they want through digital mobile content from brands such as BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon.
Walt Disney Television is the iconic collection of entertainment and news properties from The Walt Disney Company that create award-winning content in an impressive portfolio of brands and television companies, such as ABC Entertainment, ABC Studios, ABC News, the Television Stations Group owned by ABC, Freeform, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Networks and FX Productions, Disney Channel networks and National Geographic Partners.
The home of dynamic storytellers and talented creators, WDT develops, produces and programs exceptional content of unprecedented scale and scope, with more than 250 programs per year, reaching more than 227 million homes per month on all multimedia platforms.
The Television Association of Programmers Latin America (TAP) is an industry trade organization representing more than 100 international channels from eight major media companies: A&E Networks/Sony/Ole Communications; AMC Networks International Latin America; Discovery Communications; Fox Networks Group, Latin America; NBC/Universal/Telemundo International; Turner Latin America; ESPN/The Walt Disney Company; and Viacom International Media Networks The Americas.
TAP’s mission is to improve the regulatory and business climate for the audiovisual content industry in Latin America by fostering open dialogue among its members, government regulatory agencies, and other industry institutions throughout the region and the United States.
TAP member companies distribute news, sports, and entertainment to cable and satellite television companies through more than 100 pan-regional channels, amongst them are: A&E, History, H2, Lifetime, E! Entertainment, Discovery Channel, Discovery Kids, Animal Planet, Discovery TLC, ID: Investigation Discovery, Discovery Science, Turbo, FX, Universal Channel, Studio Universal, SyFy, Telemundo Internacional, Canal FOX, Fox life, Nat Geographic Channel, FilmZone, Utilisima, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, CineCanal, Bien Simple, Speed, Fox Sports, Fox News, Baby TV, Film Zone, Moviecity Premieres, Moviecity Action, Moviecity Family, Moviecity Mundo, Moviecity Classics, Moviecity Hollywood, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Tooncast, TNT, TNT Series, Space, I-SAT, TCM, TBS, Glitz, Infinito, TruTv, MuchMusic, HTV, CNN en Español, CNN International, CNN Argentina, CNN Chile, MTV, MTV Hits, MTV Live, Nickelodeon, NICK Jr, Nick Toons, VH1, VH1 Mega Hits, Paramount Channel, Comedy Central, Canal Sony, AXN, Sony Spin, ESPN, ESPN Brazil, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPN News, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, AMC, Sundance Channel, Film & Arts, Europa Europa, Mas Chic, El Gourmet, Warner Channel, plus the High Definition (HD) version of many channels.
Gustavo Pupo-Mayo is Chairman of the Television Association of Programmers Latin America. TAP. Mr. Pupo-Mayo, a lawyer and journalist with more than 40 years’ experience in television and print media, has founded and helmed a number of international media properties throughout his career.
Previously, he was founding President and CEO of MGM Networks Latin America. He has held various positions in the media industry such as: founding President of CBS TeleNoticias; Senior Vice-President of News and Public Affairs for Telemundo Network; General Manager of El Nuevo Herald; and News Director of WLTV Channel 23, the Univision flagship station in the Miami market.
Mr. Pupo-Mayo serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Coral Gables Arts Cinema, a non-profit 501(c)(3) film arts organization, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Americas Society/ Council of the Americas, a business association dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas.
Mr. Pupo-Mayo is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and has bachelor’s degree in journalism also from the UM.
Government Relations Manager
Vanessa Pérez currently serves as Governent Relations Manager at the Television Association of Programmers Latin America (TAP).
Vanessa previously worked as an Associate in the Latin American practice of McLarty Associates, a strategic consulting firm based in Washington DC, where she supported the consulting efforts of the company's managing partner and led the research team in the region. She also has experience working in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Department of Education, as well as being a summer teacher for the NGO Breakthrough Collaborative.
Vanessa holds a degree in economics and international relations from American University. She is a member of the Steering Committee for the Young Professionals of the Americas chapter in Miami, which is an initiative of AS / COA. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.