In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Darren Loli, Founder/CEO and Executive Producer of Happening Out Television Network providing an LGBTQ perspective and programming.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Darren has a long and rich career background in business operational efficiency consulting via his company, the Loli Group. The Loli Group focuses on operations consulting specializing in turnaround and new division management. It has cross-industry experience guiding high-level management in developing business vision and overall strategy. They design and build human and IT resources to meet larger vision and strategy. Darren leverages this experience in Happening Out Television Network. What started as one show in a View like pannel discussion format, within its two year time has sprung into 4 district show as of Feb 2021 with new shows being launched and more on the horizon. All shows are broadcast live with recordings available for watching or listening at later times. Darren shared that around 30% of the traffic listens to the broadcasts.
Its current line up includes:
It’s Happening Out: Where it all started, is a weekly panel discussion with regular and guest panelist fully representing the LGBTQ+ and ally community. The topics are wide with a brisk pace and witty commentary. It’s Happening Out, the World’s Most Popular LIVE gay TV Show started in Nov 2018 with less than 1,000 viewers. Darren is responsible for business strategy, overseeing content production, and managing show growth. The show has grown to over 600,000 unique weekly viewers and has established strategic partnerships for continued expansion. (Ex. Human Rights Campaign, Worlds Aids Museum, Prides across the country).
QNews Tonight: Is a nightly news broadcast featuring prime news from the LGBTQ perspective. Larger mainstream news outlet partners include CNN and NBC news for content and media.
Gay Town Hall: In an effort to deepen and broaden the LGBTQ perspective the weekly
Gay Town Hall has numerous regular and guest panelists, often in the 15-25 range. It further encourages live audience participation through view comments that get incorporated in the live dialogue.
Sunshine Cathedral – is a Sunday weekly live broadcast of the Metropolitan Community Church LGBTQ affirming service. This community service broadcast launched in March 2020 and as of February 2021 has on average 30,000 weekly viewers with the majority of those viewing live each Sunday morning.
HAPPENING.fun, South Florida’s Most Popular Source for “Things to Fun.” Started late august 2019 has grown to over 20,000 unique weekly viewers per episode and continues to grow.
To connect with Darren find him on OutBüro here. https://outburo.com/profile/darrenloli/
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