Monthly Archives: September 2016

NexTV Series Mexico & Central America to analyze online video business of sports OTTs and MCNs

The new video strategies of the main sports OTTs and Multichannel Networks (MCNs) will be discussed at the next edition of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America 2016, the most important conference on TV, OTT and digital media in Mexico, to be held October 4&5 in Mexico City.   The sports OTTs are booming in [...]

Telefónica, Vivendi partner to offer premium content for mobile customers

Telefonica has announced a partnership with French company Vivendi to offer its Latin American customers two Vivendis services: the music video platform WatchMusic and the short series offer and app Studio+. Telefónica announced through a press release that WatchMusic will initially launch in Brazil, through Vivo, in early October, followed by other markets in the region [...]

Izzi Telecom selects Arris platform to deliver HDTV services in Mexico

Arris International announced that Izzi Telecom (Televisa) deployed the ME-7000 Converged Compression Platform in its cable TV operation in Mexico. Through this solution, izzi will deliver new HDTV programming to its subscribers and increase bandwidth efficiency, making spectrum available for additional services.   In a press release, Arris said that the Mexican operator will benefit [...]

Tigo Play launches in Costa Rica

Pay TV operator Tigo Star (Millicom) announced the launch of its TV Everywhere service Tigo Play in Costa Rica. The platform includes movies, sports and series. It is available through PCs and mobile devices.   According to information from its website, the service includes content from Fox Play, HBO GO, ESPN Play, Sony, AXN, Cinemax [...]

AT&T considering additional investments in Argentina and Brazil

The President of DirecTV Latin America (AT&T), Jeffery McElfresh, told Valor Economico newspaper that the company is interested in investing in the Brazilian market. For this reason, the executive has already met with authorities of the country to analyze the economic framework. Argentina is also a market of interest, but McElfresh considered that, in this [...]

Chivas TV launches first original series

Mexican OTT platform Chivas TV, which offers the matches of Club Deportivo Guadalajara, launched the original interactive series “Juglares del Gol”. The first episode is already available in the club’s Facebook page. The CEO of Grupo Omnilife-Chivas, José Luis Higuera, will talk about Chivas TVs business model in the next edition of NexTV Series Mexico [...]

New version of HBO GO is launched in Brazil

HBO Latin America launched the new version of its streaming platform HBO GO in Brazil. This update is the first step to start offering HBO GO as a subscription service, as it is happening in Mexico and Colombia.   Currently, the platform is available as TV Everywhere service, at no additional cost to subscribers of [...]

Liberty Global, Ericsson partner to expand DVR services in Latin America

Ericsson signed a new two-year deal with VTR in Chile and Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico, both part of LILAC Group (Liberty Latin America and the Caribbean). The operators will use Ericsson’s Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP), which will allow them to expand the reach of their DVR services.   In a press release, [...]

NexTV Series Mexico & Central America to discuss the future of TV and OTT

The leading companies of the region will discuss the pay TV transformation and the future of OTT and VOD services in the next edition of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America 2016, the most important conference on TV, OTT and digital media in Mexico, to be held October 4 and 5 in the Intercontinental Presidente hotel [...]

Mexico’s third FTA network to start broadcasting October 17

The third national FTA network in Mexico will begin operations next October 17 under the name Imagen Televisión. It will be available through the channel 3.   The new network belongs to Grupo Imagen Multimedia, which in March last year won the auction process to operate 123 stations across the country. The date of the [...]