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eMerge Americas, NBCUniversal News Group & Telemundo Forge Multi-Year, Exclusive Media Partnership

Networks to report from the ground-breaking event focused on the technology, people and innovation transforming the Americas on May 1-5 in Miami

MIAMI & NEW YORK, January 14, 2015 - eMerge Americas, NBCUniversal News Group and Telemundo today announced that they have entered into a multi-year media partnership. As part of the agreement, NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC and Telemundo will offer viewers and users exclusive access to this groundbreaking global technology conference, which takes place in Miami on May 1-5, 2015.

"We created eMerge Americas because there was no bridge connecting the rest of world to the dynamic economic and technological growth occurring in Latin America," said Manuel D. Medina, Managing Partner of Medina Capital and founder of eMerge Americas. "With more than 6,000 attendees, over 400 participating global companies and more than 100 sponsors in our first year, eMerge Americas is well on its way to becoming the most important technology event for all the Americas and significantly accelerating Miami's ascent as the next great technology epicenter. Partnering with the respected networks of NBCUniversal News Group and Telemundo is critical to further shining a light on our important mission."

"All of the NBCUniversal News Group properties are constantly seeking new ways to deepen our engagement with news consumers," said Pat Fili-Krushel, Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group. "In aligning with eMerge Americas, we have a chance to focus intensively on a compelling yet under-reported story: the transformation and innovation happening all across the Americas."

"Latinos are technically savvy, socially connected and early adopters, wielding a buying power in excess of $1 trillion," said Joe Uva, Chairman, NBCUniversal, Hispanic Enterprises and Content. "Partnering with e-Merge to leverage NBCUniversal's unmatched reach among all U.S. Hispanics across both languages will allow technology innovators and disruptors to tap into one of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. and throughout Latin America."

Select programs from the networks of the NBC News Group and Telemundo will broadcast live from eMerge Americas and exclusively interview the high-profile conference speakers and attendees, cover emerging topics and trends and report the many events and happenings throughout the 5-day event.

eMerge Americas 2015 is expected to attract more than 10,000 attendees, hundreds of top companies and the world's leading disruptors and thought leaders. Key elements on this year's agenda include:

  • eGov: Government Innovation Summit – Prominent mayors and government officials from around the globe gather to address the challenges faced by accelerated urbanization and how to transform their urban communities into Smart Cities through the power of innovative technology.
  • Startup Showcase – Entrepreneurs from over 100 start-up incubators/accelerators from Latin America and Europe compete for funding from well-known investors.
  • Country Pavilions – Participating nations from the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia showcase their local innovations and connect with strategic partners, generate new international leads and become a part of the ever-expanding technological transformation in the Americas.
  • Women, Innovation & Technology (WIT) – A one-day summit showcasing top female professionals from different industries discussing how they are transforming the business landscape through technology and innovation.

About eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange helping transform Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with the America's top business executives, IT decision-makers, and innovative entrepreneurs, new partnerships that will spur visionary innovation and technological advancements in the Americas for the betterment of business and society are being forged. Summits focused on healthcare, entertainment and media, finance, cities, and education address the most pressing issues of today and provide solutions and resources to continue the rapid advances of the 21st century. eMerge Americas Founding Partners are the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, Greenberg Traurig, P.A., and Medina Capital. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: www.emergeamericas.org.

About NBCUniversal News Group:

The NBCUniversal News Group is one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, reaching over 147 million people each month. The Group includes NBC News, a broadcast leader of global news and information for over 75 years and home to such respected programs as "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Today," "Meet the Press," and "Dateline;" MSNBC, the premiere destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives reaching more than 96 million households worldwide; CNBC, the recognized world leader in business news reaching more that 370 million homes worldwide as well as The Weather Channel and digital platforms including the NBC News Digital Group, msnbc.com, CNBC.com. The NBCUniversal News Group also extends on its nationwide network of owned and affiliate stations, NBC News and CNBC Radio; as well as MSNBC on Sirius XM radio.

About Telemundo:

Telemundo, part of Hispanic Enterprises and Content, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo's multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 16 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo's original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/cnbc/.