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| Anabelia Horbuz | August 15th, 2018
The American Cable Association (ACA), an entity that represents small and medium-sized operators, urged the appeals court to reverse the rulling that allowed the AT&T-Time Warner merger. In June, District Judge Richard Leon allowed AT&T to complete the acquisition. However, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) is appealing that decision. In an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, ACA says the lower court's "incorrect and inconsistent" economic analysis demand...

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| August 14th, 2018

Record launches new streaming service PlayPlus

Brazil's Record TV today has launched PlayPlus, its new OTT platform, which includes live programming, exclusive shows and third-party content, such as the ESPN channels, FishTV and PlayKids app, a...
| August 13th, 2018

ZEE Mundo expands its presence in Latin America with new OTT service

Javier Casella, GM US Hispanic & Latin America of ZEE Mundo, spoke with NexTV News Latam about the launch of ZEE Mundo Play, the new streaming platform that offers Bollywood movies and series i...
| August 10th, 2018

Turner to shut down sports channels in Brazil

Turner announced that it will shut down Esporte Interativo channels, as well as its production activities, during the next 40 days. The brand, however, will remain active on digital platforms and s...
| August 9th, 2018

AT&T acquires full ownership of Otter Media

AT&T announced that it has acquired The Chernin Group’s controlling interest in Otter Media, the joint venture between the two companies. It will be a part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit, which...

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| Aug 14th, 2018
Mexico´s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has launched a process to determine the possible existence of economic agents with substantial market pow...
| Aug 14th, 2018
Colombia’s National Television Board (JNTV) chose the city of Cúcuta to carry out a pilot test in the digital TV migration process, as part of the ‘Territori...
| Aug 14th, 2018
Brazil will switch-off analog TV this Tuesday in the cities of Macapá (capital of the state of Amapá), Porto Velho (Rondonia), Palmas (Tocantins) and Cuiabá ...
| Aug 13th, 2018
During a conference with analysts to discuss the Q218 results, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish shared details about the new studio production initiative for SVOD and t...
| Aug 13th, 2018
VTR, Chile’s largest pay TV operator, added 22,000 RGUs in Q2, driven by growth in broadband and video RGUs, said Liberty Latin America in its earnings repor...
| Aug 13th, 2018
Millicom has received USD 50 million that will be used to modernize its mobile network and Internet connectivity in seven Latin American countries, where it ...
| Aug 10th, 2018
Consumers who prefer piracy over legal video sites are ensuring that peer-to-peer (P2P) piracy continues to be the major method of accessing illegal copies o...
| Aug 10th, 2018
Atresmedia announced that Antena 3 Internacional is expanding its presence in Sky Mexico. The Spanish channel is now available in the operator’s FUN package....
| Aug 10th, 2018
Televisión Pública Argentina and Chinese broadcaster CCTV announced that they have signed the first co-production agreement between both countries for the pr...
| Aug 9th, 2018
Disney CEO Bob Iger shared some details about the upcoming streaming service that the company plans to launch late next year. The executive said the OTT will...
| Aug 9th, 2018
The Paraguayan ombudsman, Miguel Godoy, has presented a draft bill to regulate the contracts of telephone, Internet and pay TV companies. Specifically, the i...
| Aug 9th, 2018
Deutsche Welle announced that its Spanish-language TV channel was temporarily unavailable in Venezuela on Saturday, August 4. This caused the reaction of sev...
| Aug 8th, 2018
Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) unveiled a report with the evolution of plans and tariffs of fixed telecommunications services, which incl...
| Aug 8th, 2018
Lionsgate and Universal Music Group (UMG) signed a multiyear first-look television deal under which the companies will develop original scripted and unscript...
| Aug 8th, 2018
ZDF Enterprises announced that DirecTV Latin America has acquired the fourth and final season of the award-winning thriller series "Bron|Broen" (“The Bridge”...
| Aug 7th, 2018
Disney plans to launch its streaming service in 2019. Meanwhile, the company continues to prepare the content offering. A New York Times report revealed that...
| Aug 7th, 2018
Colombia’s government, through the Ministry of Finance, last week offered to sell its 32.5 percent stake in Colombia Telecomunicaciones (Coltel), a Telefónic...
| Aug 7th, 2018
Brazilian broadcaster Globo announced that its new telenovela, ‘O Tempo Não Para’ (Time does not Stop, in a loose translation) reached 40.8 million viewers a...
| Aug 6th, 2018
YouTube announced on Friday its first-ever slate of original Spanish-language shows, which will be available in its subscription service, YouTube Premium, cu...
| Aug 6th, 2018
According to data published in the 2017 Institutional Report of Bolivia's telecoms and transport regulator ATT, the pay TV market registered close to 472,000...
| Aug 6th, 2018
The anime streaming service Crunchyroll announced that, starting on August 6, it will expand presence on Rede Brazil’s programming. Its contents will be avai...
| Aug 3rd, 2018
Turner Latin America announced the successful pan-regional implementation of Launchpad, its social media advertising product, which was launched in Latin Ame...
| Aug 3rd, 2018
Content and revenue protection specialist Friend MTS announced that DirecTV in Latin America selected the company’s services to provide protection against st...
| Aug 3rd, 2018
Gala Capital acquired 14% of shares of the Spanish audiovisual group Secuoya, equivalent to 1.13 million shares. The company acquired 11.20% stake to the pre...
| Aug 2nd, 2018
Cablevisión, Argentina’s largest pay TV operator, announced the addition of more series produced by Sony Pictures Television, as part of the agreement recent...
| Aug 2nd, 2018
Tigo Costa Rica has launched, on a trial basis, the sports network Tigo Sports, following an agreement with Mexican group Multimedios Televisión, La Nación r...
| Aug 2nd, 2018
Spain’s Atresmedia Internacional announced that three of its channels - Antena 3 Internacional, Atreseries and ¡HOLA! TV - are now available on DirecTV Now l...
| Aug 1st, 2018
Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s global head of original programing, said in an interview that the platform is creating original programing for international marke...
| Aug 1st, 2018
According to the latest ComScore ranking of most viewed news sites, Grupo Televisa is the main digital content generator, with more than 27.8 million unique ...
| Aug 1st, 2018
Argentine TV broadcaster Telefe (Viacom) announced that its YouTube channel has surpassed 2 million subscribers, only eight months after receiving YouTube’s ...
| Jul 31st, 2018
Turner Latin America internally developed a report that revealed that 8 out of 10 people with pay TV and 5 out of 10 users of social networks regularly consu...
| Jul 31st, 2018
TV Azteca has launched the new mobile application TV Azteca Conecta, which allows the audience to interact with the musical reality show "La Academia". A few...
| Jul 31st, 2018
Cloud-based gaming platform Gloud, owned by Turner Latin America, has launched "Los Glouder", a weekly show focused on the gaming industry and available in f...
| Jul 30th, 2018
Telefónica ended the second quarter with 4.8 million pay TV accesses in Latin America, including its operation in Brazil, the largest in term of subscribers....
| Jul 30th, 2018
The Oral Criminal Court of Coyhaique unanimously convicted the owner and legal representative of the company Deygon for illegally distributing DirecTV satell...
| Jul 30th, 2018
Colombia’s free-to-air channel Canal 1 announced that on July 24 it achieved a share of 9.23% and nine of its shows registered above 1 rating point, which re...
| Jul 27th, 2018
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts acknowledged in a conference with analysts that the company abandoned its pursuit of 21st Century Fox's film and television assets,...
| Jul 27th, 2018
Uruguay’s pay TV operator TCC provided data on the performance of its online service TCC Vivo during the soccer World Cup in Russia. According to the informa...
| Jul 27th, 2018
Pay TV OTT service Sling TV announced the launch of three Argentine channels - Telefe Internacional, El Trece Internacional and Todo Noticias (TN) - in its "...
| Jul 26th, 2018
Mexico's pay TV operator Megacable announced this week its financial results for the second quarter. The company recorded 3.15 million video subscribers, a 7...
| Jul 26th, 2018
AT&T announced its financial results for the second quarter. The company reported that DirecTV ended the period with 13.7 million subscribers in Latin Am...
| Jul 26th, 2018
Movistar announced a new offer for its fiber customer base, which has reached 300,000 homes connected, the company said in a statement. The new offer include...
| Jul 25th, 2018
Sony Pictures Television is looking a strategic partner for Crackle, with the aim of increasing the streaming service’s revenues and making it more competiti...
| Jul 25th, 2018
Millicom revealed during the presentation of the second quarter results that it has acquired Guatemalan cable operator Cable DX. The company said it added 52...
| Jul 25th, 2018
Netflix announced its new Brazilian original series, "The One" ("O Escolhido" in Portuguese), an adaptation from the Mexican show “Niño Santo”. The six, one-...
| Jul 24th, 2018
Argentine TV series “El Lobista”, co-produced by Cablevisión, TNT, Eltrece and Pol-ka, is the most-watched content of the year on Cablevsión’s multi-screen p...
| Jul 24th, 2018
Tigo (Millicom) submitted to Costa Rica's Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel) two requests for concentration authorization to move forward with the pu...
| Jul 24th, 2018
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki revealed that the platform’s users watch over 180 million hours of video on TV screens every day. The executive also mentioned tha...