Tonia O’Connor
Title: President, Content Distribution and Corporate Business Development, Univision Inc.
Years in Cable: 20
Education: BA, Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: You only deserve what you earn.

With O’Connor on the case, both UCI’s traditional linear TV business and its extension across digital platforms continue to flourish, with TV Everywhere multiplying across the MVPD universe as well as an array of connected devices. She led the 2014 launch of Flama, the bicultural OTT video network for 15-30-year-olds and the company’s first online-only video service, which already launched more than 20 original series, and successfully led negotiations with Comcast for a multiyear distribution deal for Univision Deportes Network. This year O’Connor is focusing on several developments, including working with other Univision leaders to coordinate joint initiatives, develop new programs and provide a more effective alliance with potential outside partners.

I watch most programming on this device: The old school, big screen. Love it.
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Cablevision’s WiFi phone, Freewheel. Can’t wait for my cable operator to do the same.
Should the industry embrace or reject “virtual MSOs” and why? First there was cable, then DBS, then telcos and now Virtual MSOs. Consumers come in many shapes and sizes. Why wouldn’t we want to have a spectrum of services that meets the needs of all?
Apple iWatch or Rolex?  The Apple iWatch with 18 carat gold case and midnight blue band = dreamy.
Favorite vacation spot: Mi casa en Maine.

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