Monthly Archives: January 2017

Brazilian free-to-air networks looking to strike deal with Netflix

Brazilian TV broadcasters SBT, Record TV and RedeTV would be negotiating with Netflix – through its joint venture company Simba – to offer their content on the giant streaming service, according to Uol journalist Ricardo Feltrin. The intention is to counter pay TV operators, who refuse to pay for the distribution of the three channels in HD version. [...]

Hispasat successfully launches 36W-1 satellite

Hispasat successfully launched its tenth satellite, the Hispasat 36W-1, from the European Spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana, aboard Arianespaces Soyuz launch vehicle. It will provide coverage for South America and Europe, including the Canary Islands. The new satellite has a 15-year lifespan and will offer video contribution and cellular backhaul services, as well as [...]

AMC Networks Latam audience ratings up in 2016

AMC Networks International Latin America (AMCNI – Latin America) announced its 2016’s viewing figures that reflect a significant increase for its portfolio of channels in 2016. According to data provided by Ibope, the companys brand portfolio increased 26% its panregional audience – in total day – among its main target of adults from 18 [...]

Argentina moves forward with FTTH deployment

The president of the state-owned telecommunications company Arsat, Rodrigo de Loredo, supervised the work of the new fiber optic network that will link the cities of San José (in the province of Misiones) and Ituzaingó (Corrientes) in Argentina, within the framework of the Federal Internet Plan. De Loredo anticipated that the work, which has an [...]

Eduardo Hauser, Managing Director at Scripps Networks Interactive Latin America “This year we will start producing three new TV series for our Spanish feed”

In an interview with NexTV News Latam, Eduardo Hauser, Managing Director at Scripps Networks Interactive Latin America spoke about the strategy of Food Network in the region for 2017.   -What are the distinctive features of Food Network that make it different from other similar channels? Food Network is a channel specializing in lifestyle, cooking and [...]

Gloob launches augmented reality game in Brazil

Brazilian childrens channel Gloob (Globosat) has launched its first augmented reality game of the original TV show Detetives do Prédio Azul (Blue Building Detectives). The app is free and available for Android and iOS. The game, called “D.P.A. 3D – A Missão” includes the show’s characters Tom, Mila and Capim in 3D, and is recommended [...]

Kantar launches Twitter TV Ratings in Colombia and Argentina

Kantar Ibope Media announced the launch in Argentina and Colombia of Kantar Twitter TV Ratings, a solution that offers different metrics of Social TV related to shows, broadcasts and TV channels, directly extracted from Twitter. Starting this month, the platform offers a weekly ranking of the top-10 free-to-air TV shows with a highest participation in [...]

TV Cable, CNT to broadcast Ecuadorian soccer league

TV Cable and CNT announced that they will start airing the national Ecuadorian Soccer League from Sunday, January 29. The matches will be available in a pay-per-view (PPV) model. Both operators will join DirecTV Ecuador, so far the only pay TV system offering the national league. According to El Telégrafo, the matches will cost USD [...]

SporTV, Fox Sports expand soccer TV rights agreements in Brazil

SporTV (Globosat) and Fox Sports announced agreements to expand the TV rights of tournaments Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and Copa Do Brasil until 2021. The contracts include all platforms. For both SporTV and Fox Sports, the agreements will allow them to air up to 50% of the matches exclusively, until the semifinal. SporTV expanded its [...]