Monthly Archives: February 2017

Telefónica ended 2016 with 4.63 million pay TV accesses in Latam

Telefonica presented its results for the fourth quarter of 2016 in which it reported 4.63 million pay TV accesses in Latin America (including Brazil). Pay TV operations in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela (included in Hispanomérica unit), under the Movistar brand, reached 2.92 million accesses, up 3.8% compared to previous year. However, in Q416 Telefónica lost [...]

Mediapro to produce Bolivian soccer league

Mediapro will produce the Bolivian Soccer League for The Game, the company that owns the TV rights of the championship in the country. A team of 60 professionals will produce 264 competition games as well as the classifying games the Bolivian National team plays at home for the World Cup, Copa America, South American Championship [...]

RecordTV to premiere local version of “Dancing with the Stars” in Brazil

BBC Worldwide announced the premiere on Brazils RecordTV of Dancing Brasil, the local adaptation of Dancing with the Stars, one of the British companys most globally successful franchises. “Dancing Brasil” is BBC Worldwides first agreement of its kind with Record. The show – produced by RecordTV and Endemol Shine Brazil in partnership with BBC Worldwide [...]

ATV licenses three series to Canal 13

Chilean TV broadcaster Canal 13 has acquired the drama series Orphan Flowers (Kırgın Cicekler), Wedlock (Yeter) and Dont Worry About Me (Benim Icin Uzulme) distributed by Turkish company ATV. This new titles will be added to the programming during this year. Orphan Flowers is still on-air in Turkey. This production was also sold to Romania, [...]

Cablevisión charges ahead towards quadruple play

The National Communications Entity (Enacom) of Argentina authorized Nextel, mobile operator of Cablevisión (Grupo Clarín), to provide 4G services in the 900 Mhz and 2.5 Ghz frequencies the company already owns. The Enacom board authorized the project submitted by Nextel and granted it the license to provide Advanced Mobile Communications Services. In return, Nextel will [...]

Fiber network to reach Argentinian beach towns by June

The president of the state-owned telecommunications company Arsat, Rodrigo de Loredo, said the fiber optic network linking the beach towns of Las Toninas and Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will be ready in June. The network has an extension of 95 Km and is part of the so-called Federal Internet Plan. According to [...]

SPI signs distribution deal with Eutelsat

SPI International/FilmBox Channels Group announced that it has signed a multi-year multi-satellite agreement with Eutelsat Americas to distribute ten HD channels and one Ultra HD channel to homes across the Americas. Starting on March 1, SPI International will leverage two Eutelsat satellites to take its channels to a broad audience across the region. Eutelsat 113 [...]

Twitter and IMDb announce live Oscar show

Twitter and movie website IMDb announced the first-ever IMDb Live Viewing Party, a live companion show to the Academy Awards designed to provide fans and industry insiders with entertaining and informative coverage of Hollywoods biggest movie event. The show will broadcast live on Twitter (@IMDb) IMDb.com and Twitch on Sunday, February 26 from an invitation-only [...]

ESPN, Fox-Turner, Mediapro formally bid for Argentina’s soccer TV rights

ESPN, Fox-Turner and the Spanish Mediapro have formally submitted bids for the TV rights to the Argentine Football Association (AFA). The winner will be announced on Friday. The Spanish Mediapro, which had never been mentioned before, surprisingly emerged as third interested company. The alliance Fox-Turner have time until today to correct “something they wrote and is not [...]

VTR adds 7 new HD channels to lineup, launches BBC Entertainment On Demand

Chilean pay TV operator VTR will add seven new HD channels to its lineup to reach a total of 70 channels in high definition. They will be available free of charge to subscribers and will be added gradually before April 1. The new channels are Golden HD, Fox Sports HD, E! HD, TLC HD, Boomerang [...]