Monthly Archives: July 2016

Telefonica sees growth in pay TV subs driven by Colombia and Peru

  Telefónica ended Q216 with 4.67 million pay TV subscribers in Latin America (including Brazil).  In Hispanoamérica (which includes pay TV operations in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela), the subscriber base reached 2.9 million clients, a 9,7% growth compared to Q215, driven by a strong increase in Colombia and Peru.   In its quarterly report, [...]

Grupo Mediapro, Oficina Burman sign co-production deal

  Producers Grupo Mediapro and Oficina Burman have closed an agreement to develop TV series and formats for international markets. The announcement was made in Buenos Aires during the inauguration of Mediapro’s new offices in Argentina.   Created in 2014, Oficina Burman is the producer company directed by Daniel Burman, the creator and director of movie [...]

HBO doubles original programming in Latin America

  HBO Latin America has announced through a press release the expansion of its original programming in Latin America and Brazil, doubling the number of productions on TV compared to 2015.   HBO increased the number of local content to a new level with the production of new seasons and formats in Latin America, along [...]

Chivas TV hits 100,000 subscribers

Mexican SVOD platform Chivas TV, which belongs to Club Deportivo Guadalajara, has passed the 100,000 subscriber mark after the debut of the team in the Mexican tournament.  The figure was revealed by Chivas owner, Jorge Vergara.   Chivas TV has exceeded 100,000 subscriptions. We are on the right track and have been well accepted by our [...]

Nine companies interested in Canal Uno’s auction in Colombia

  The Director of the National Television Authority (ANTV) of Colombia, Ángela María Mora, revealed that there are nine companies interested in Canal Unos auction. However, Mora Soto confirmed that there are no companies interested in auctioning for the third private channel.   According to Mora, the auction process for Canal Uno will begin in August [...]

Televisa and TV Azteca to lose USD 45 million in missing Olympic broadcasts

  Televisa and TV Azteca, the two largest Mexican Free-to-air TV networks, will lose USD 45 million in advertising sales because they will not be broadcasting the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The event will be available in UnoTV, Claro Sports and Claro Video OTT service, owned by América Móvil.   According to Forbes, which mention [...]

Totalplay added Atreseries to its lineup

  The Spanish series channel Atreseries (Atresmedia) announced through a press release that it was added to Totalplays lineup in Mexico. At the same time, ¡Hola! TV channel expanded its presence to a largest number of subscribers, since it was included in the operators Familiar pack.   Atreseries was included in Total, Premium and Sin [...]

Totalplay enters the online gaming market

  Mexican pay TV operator Totalplay (Grupo Salinas) will enter the online gaming market. The CEO of the company, Eduardo Kuri, told Milenio newspaper that a very innovative video game system will be launched in one month, and it will be available for all pay TV subscribers.   We will offer high quality games at [...]

Netflix and Fox announce first global agreement

  Netflix and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution announced their first global SVOD licensing agreement. The first season of the franchise The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story will be available globally on Netflix, excluding Canada, in 2017 with all seasons made available after their respective broadcast windows.   The limited series is produced [...]

Mexico’s TV Azteca sales up 20% in Q2

  Mexican company TV Azteca recorded net sales of MX$ 3,583 (USD 193 million) during Q216, a 20% growth when compared to Q215 (in local currency).  Domestic advertising sales accounted for 80% of total sales.   According to TV Aztecas Q216 report, domestic advertising sales grew 14% to MX$ 2,859 million (USD 154 million) as a [...]