Festival OTI: Return To Screens as Close as it Has Been in Years

OTI Relaunch in Miami

The return of the Festival OTI to screens across the America’s and Iberian Peninsula is the closet it has been in years with the relaunch of the OTI.

The OTI (Organización de Telecomunicaciones de Iberoamérica) has been relaunched this having been dissolved for a number of years. The relaunch of the OTI took place in Miami, USA with a total of 30 television broadcasters across Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. The relaunch of the OTI brings with it the possibility of the return of the Festival OTI having last been seen on screens across Latin America in 2000.

The contest which was launched in 1972 and held annually until 2000. Over the year a total of 27 countries took to the stage of the contest from Spain to Bolivia, Panama to Equatorial Guinea. The contest was last held in 2000 in Acapulco, Mexico , the competition was won by Hermanas Chirino from representing the United States.

The contest The newly launched OTI features members from the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Source: Merca2.0, OTI

3 replies on “ Festival OTI: Return To Screens as Close as it Has Been in Years ”
  1. In 1972, TVE of Spain was the main launcher of the OTI Song Contest. I want my country to relaunch this festival. If this festival returns, I want Spain to participate both in the Eurovision Song Contest and the OTI Song Contest as we did before. Apart from that, my country should mantain cultural ties both with Europe and Latin America.

  2. The new OTI would change its name into Latinovision due to emulating Eurovision. Latinovision would have several contests, from song contest until traditional music contest. Latinovision Song Contest would be similar with Eurovision Song Contest, but still retaining aspects from Latina culture. Latinovision Song Contest would be available for everyone with Infantil, Juvenil and General categories. Infantil means for artists under 13 years old, Juvenil means for artists under 18 years old and General is intended for professional artists aged 18 years and over.

    Latinovision contests are song contest, classical music contest, traditional music contest, group dance contest, ballroom dance contest, acting contest and comedy contest. Each contest would have own characteristics and attempt to be different. Latinovision contests are designed to facilitate Latin American artists to compete at international level and provide alternative entertainment events for international audience. Latinovision contests would educate us that international entertainment industry shouldn’t be dominated by English-speaking scene.

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