Monthly Archives: November 2016

HBO GO launches SVOD service in Argentina

HBO Latin America announced the launch of HBO GO as a subscription service in partnership with local distributor Colsecor, an entity that gathers cooperatives and SMEs of Argentina. The monthly subscription for Colsecor’s clients costs $155 (USD 9.9). This is the first step of HBO to begin offering this new business model in the country. The [...]

Accedo merges with Digiflare

Video experience pioneer Accedo and Canadas Digiflare announced the merger of their operations this week. The merged company will remain under the Accedo brand. Both companies have grown rapidly in the industry and have helped build immersive video app experiences for hundreds of companies around the world.  Following the merger, the company’s CEO will be [...]

Facebook and Cisneros Interactive close partnership in Latin America

Cisneros Interactive, a digital advertising division of Cisneros, announced an agreement to become the reseller partner for Facebook in Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela. Cisneros Interactive will hire local teams exclusively dedicated to servicing Facebooks clients in these countries. The social network has a combined 27 million users in these four countries. In a press [...]

Popular pirate site Rojadirecta ordered to cease operations

A court in La Coruña, Spain, ordered the site Rojadirecta, very popular in Latin America, to cease immediately its transmissions of soccer matches for violating intellectual property rights. In this way, the court accepted the lawsuit filed by Mediapro and GolT. Thus, Rojadirecta must stop providing the links that give access to the transmissions of [...]

NexTV Series, the leading conference on next-generation TV and online video, comes to Colombia

NexTV Series Colombia & Andean 2016 will gather on November 30 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Bogota pay TV, Film, Free-to-Air TV, music and OTT executives as well as representatives of the Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) that are attracting new video audiences in Colombia and around the world. The event is organized by Dataxis and [...]

“The Walking Dead” Season 7 breaks ratings records in Latin America

“The Walking Dead” season 7 once again is capturing the audience in Latin America. The rating of the first episode grew an average of 17% in total audience in six Latin American key markets in both FOX Premium and FOX basic, compared to the first episode of season 6, according to data provided by FOX [...]

Esporte Interativo secures TV rights to broadcast Palmeiras matches

Brazilian channel Esporte Interativo (Turner) obtained the rights to broadcast on pay-TV all the matches of Palmeiras the current champion of Campeonato Brasileiro for the 2019-2024 season, according to Lance. This way, the team selected Turner’s channel offer, instead of renewing with Globo. The agreement has not been officially announced yet. This is [...]

“Francis, the Jesuit” wins International Emmy award

The History channels miniseries “Francisco, el jesuita” (Francisco the Jesuit) won an International Emmy Award for best non-English language, U.S. primetime program. The miniseries is a co-production between History, Anima Films, Claro Video, Telemundo and DirecTV. The story follows the life of Jorge Bergoglio, the Jesuit priest who became the first Latin American Pope, and [...]

Argentina’s Odeon to launch T-VOD service

Free access OTT platform Odeon from Argentina will start offering a transactional video-on-demand (T-VOD) service to rent movies the same day as their premiere in commercial movie theaters (Day & Date). In addition, the platform is working to expand into other countries. This was announced by the president of Arsat, Rodrigo de Loredo in the [...]

Tigo was granted a license to operate DTH in Paraguay in September

According to Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color, the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) has already granted Tigo (Millicom) a license to operate DTH last September, through Resolution No. 1,610, which had not been made public until now . The Paraguayan newspaper has published a copy of resolution, which grants “the license to provide the Service of Distribution [...]