Recently promoted to oversee all Univision’s revenue streams, O’Connor has an exciting year ahead of her. It’s one that currently includes distribution spats with Verizon and Charter. Over the past year, O’Connor has led company strategy to expand the distribution of its content through new partnerships and business models, growing the reach of the UCI portfolio of brands to new audiences and consumers. She’s recently closed deals with partners including CenturyLink-Prism TV, Cable One and Comcast. O’Connor also has continued to highlight the need for diversity and female empowerment in the industry, but she says greater improvement can be achieved by making “a serious public commitment to putting women in the C-suite, the boards and positions of influence and the discrimination will go away.”
What industry topic do you think will dominate industry headlines in 2018 and why?
The emergence of additional OTT and DTC services as the industry continues to chase the consumer and experiment with new business models.
What is one way the industry can continue to evolve in ridding itself of gender discrimination?
Make a serious public commitment to putting women in the C-suite, the boards and positions of influence and the discrimination will go away.
What famous woman, living or deceased, would you like to have dinner with?
Eleanor Roosevelt, who embodies the definition of “fearless.”
Best advice for relieving stress?
A favorite playlist blasting in the headset during hardcore workout of your choice.