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With a figure of 1,340 participants, this meeting ended yesterday, bringing together small and medium-sized cable operators and community TV companies with the promise of a version for 2020.
Camilo Peña, Hugo Marin, Manuel Garzón, Carlos Moreno y Juan Carlos Pita de FOX
Andrea Ayala Claxson
Walmer Valverde de Wisi
Signal Signal TV y TV Azteca
Sergio Andres Restrepo, presidente EXPO COMUTV
Laura Barona, Felipe Bejaramo, Brandon Abad, Daniel Wang, Fabian Wei y Wilmer Salomón de OPTICTIMES
Juan Molezun y Pablo Enriques de TELEVES
German Alfonso Perez de Zoom
In two days of conference ended yesterday the EXPO COMUTV, the telecommunications and community television fair of this country, which in its eighth version proved to be the space for reencounter, dialogue and updating of the different agents of the sector. At the Aburrá Sur Convention Center in Itagüí, five minutes from Medellin, industry leaders shared forums, discussions and a commercial sample of more than thirty stands.
In the inauguration ceremony, Sergio Andrés Restrepo, President of EXPO COMUTV and organizer of the event, framed the main challenges facing the telecommunications sector, such as the current debate on the new TIC law, which will have a single regulator that will set clear rules for both programmers and suppliers.
“The transformation of the industry and Internet access make the gap between big and small disappear, there are no longer exits David and Goliath, we all have the opportunity to offer an excellent service, providing internet, high quality television, and HD at very low costs. Gone are the purchases based on a large number of channels, without quality or service.”
In his speech, Germán Darío Arias, Executive Director of the Commission for Regulation of Communications (CRC), “invited the different actors of the sector to consult all the doubts that arise in the exercise of their profession and invited them to participate actively in the analysis of the development of projects and regulations.”
“The event returned with 1,340 registered people and fulfilled the expectations of all operators, ISPs, programmers, technology providers and other participants,” said Restrepo, organizer of the event, to TVMAS Media Partner of the event.
Among the main topics were the technological changes, innovation, internet and digital platforms, as well as the reforms of the ANTV and author rights.
Restrepo was satisfied and grateful to the exhibitors and with the participation of the great programmers who participated who value the importance of small and medium cable operators, as well as community systems for the growth of their businesses. The country’s ISPs will participate and share experiences to face the new challenges of the internet, OTT, IP TV and everything that the digital world brings.
The commercial sample was attended by content, internet and technology providers with recognized brands in the national and international market. Among them, Turner, Fox LATAM, Televisa, Canal Mi Gente, TV Agro, Azteca Internacional and PX Sports and the Stereo, Vme Kids and Vme channels, with distribution throughout Latin America by Neva Networks under the leadership of Shirley Nadjar Acuña.
Global Media, EWTN, Claxson and DHE among others; and providers of Internet and technology such as Century Link, Internexa, Mediacomers, Azteca Communications, WISI, Welav, Siditel, TCA, Fyco, Televes, FIS, Albentia, Domus, Lumicore, Opticmes and Cable Services.