América TeVe founder Omar Romay was recognized for his contributions to the television industry during the 28th Annual Suncoast Silver Circle Awards ceremony held yesterday.
Romay was one of five recipients of the 2016 Suncoast Silver Circle Awards, which honors “distinguished individuals who have contributed a quarter of a century or more of exemplary excellence to the television industry.”
A longtime TV executive, who began his career in his native Argentina, Romay founded and grew Miami-based América TeVe from 20 to over 300 employees. Over the span of two decades, he built a channel that focused on original local Spanish-language programming.
Romay’s vision to expand his TV footprint led to a partnership with Caribevision. But that joint venture ended in a legal battle, which he lost last year causing his ouster. An appeal is pending.