Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Is Over-the-Top Overrated? The Impact of New Media Platforms on Media Diversity

Description:  Panelists discuss the challenges multicultural programmers and broadcasters face in connecting with their audiences; how new platforms and phenomena such as skinny bundles, cord-cutting, and over-the-top video have significantly changed the way content creators and distributors connect to consumers; whether the movement to give consumers more choice and access to programming on demand is helping or hindering progress for people of color; and how recent FCC actions have impacted opportunities for diverse creators and owners.


  • Maria Cardona, Founder, Latinovations; Principal, The Dewey Square Group


  • Eric Easter, Chairman, National Black Programming Consortium
  • Mark Fratrik, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, BIA/Kelsey
  • Jim Winston, President and CEO, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB)

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