Monthly Archives: August 2016

Totalplay looking to add Blim, Claro Video OTT platforms to its offer

Mexican triple-play operator Totalplay (Salinas Group) is looking to add contents from the OTT platforms Blim (Televisa) and Claro Video (América Móvil) to its pay TV offer, stated the CEO of Totalplay, Eduardo Kuri, during a press conference.   According to the executive, this goal is part of a strategy aimed at offering all the content available, [...]

Brazil’s Globo signs multi-year volume deal with Warner for FTA TV rights to film and series

Brazilian TV channel Globo has signed a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution for free TV broadcast rights to feature films and series from the U.S distributor.   The new deal includes films from Warner Bros. Pictures such titles as American Sniper, Mad Max: Fury Road, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, among [...]

New DTT channel to launch in Argentina

The new channel Argentv will launch on Argentinas DTT platform in September with a programming lineup including TV shows of culture, news, humor, sports, social and children’s content. It will be available on channel 29.   The channel will broadcast from Buenos Aires City but it presents itself as “federal”. The head of the new [...]

Brazilian pay TV market shows slight recovery in July

The pay TV market in Brazil ended July with 18.93 million clients, according to figures from regulator Anatel. The number represents an increase of close to 17,000 subscribers compared to June, but is still under the 18.95 million customers registered at the end of Q116.   According to Anatel, this year the market grew in [...]

Qualy TV to shut down DTH service in Costa Rica

DTH operator Qualy TV has decided to shut down its service in Costa Rica from next September 30. The company said that it has had “difficulties”, which resulted in the decision to cease operations in the country.   “In recent months we have experienced various difficulties beyond our control, we take the decision to close operations [...]

Uruguay justice authorizes Nuevo Siglo to offer triple play

A new ruling by the Supreme Court of Uruguay authorized the cable operator Nuevo Siglo to apply for a license to offer triple play services. A few days ago, the Justice had deemed unconstitutional Article 56 of the Ley de Medios (communications legislation) after an impeachment filed by pay TV operator Montecable.   According to [...]

Eurochannel launches on Claro TV in Nicaragua

Eurochannel, the pay TV channel dedicated to European movies, series and music, has launched on Claro TV lineup in Nicaragua, in the basic and advanced packages on channels 66 and 190 respectively.   The president of the channel, Gustavo Vainstein, said that Nicaragua is one of the most important markets for Eurochannel in Central America. [...]

Totalplay launches video game streaming platform in Mexico

Mexican triple-play operator Totalplay (Grupo Salinas) has launched Gamefly, a new video game streaming service with over 30 video games for a monthly fee of MX$ 159 (USD 8.9).   Pay TV users have access to the service through the main menu. Gamefly supports most major controls, such as Xbox 360 with USB port and Logitech F310, with [...]

20th Century Fox launches new app in partnership with Samsung, Cinépolis KLIC in México

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Samsung and Mexican OTT Cinépolis KLIC have announced the launch of the app Los Estrenos del Momento, with videos and details related to movie releases.   The service has been developed for Samsung Smart TVs. Users can watch for free 10 minute of movie premieres, including titles like Kung Fu Panda [...]