AMC Networks International - Latin America is a business unit of AMC Networks International (AMCNI) which delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming to more than 140 countries and territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. AMCNIconsists of global brands AMC and Sundance Channel, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres.
AMCNI - Latin America is dedicated to producing and distributing high quality TV programming throughout Spanish and Portuguese speaking Latin America, the Caribbean and other territories. The Latin American portfolio of channels includes AMC, Sundance Channel, El Gourmet, Más Chic, Film&Arts and Europa Europa.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating 24 wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies in 12 countries, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.
Viacom International Media Networks Americas, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), owns and operates the company’s portfolio of entertainment brands, which include MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, VH1, Telefe and their respective properties in Latin America (including Brazil). Additionally, the portfolio includes Tr3 in the US, which targets a broad US Hispanic audience, and VIMN’s programming partnerships in Canada with Corus Entertainment for Nickelodeon and Bell Media for MTV and Comedy Central. VIMN Americas also holds a majority stake in Porta dos Fundos, one of the main comedy content creators in Brazil. The company’s multiplatform business includes the mobile apps MTV Play, Nick Play, Comedy Central Play, Mi Telefe and Telefe Noticias; on-demand products, Nick First and My Nick Jr., and the SVOD product, Noggin, in addition to multiple web sites.
The Walt Disney Company Latin America is one of The Walt Disney Company's international divisions. Is headquartered in Pilar, Argentina and has offices in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and United States.
The company owns and operates the Latin American versions of Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, ESPN and Radio Disney. The Walt Disney Company Latin America also produces content as well with other media companies.
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.