Monthly Archives: June 2017

Grupo Imagen signs deal with YouTube in Mexico

Grupo Imagen, through its free-to-air TV channel Imagen Televisión, has signed a deal with YouTube with the aim of providing support on the Internet to the growing demand for sports content, TV series, news and entertainment TV shows. Under the agreement, users of the app and the site of Imagen Televisión will continue to access [...]

Twitch updates its mobile app

Social video platform Twitch announced an update to its mobile app for iOS and Android that will include a new look and features. The company said the app will soon offer the ability to begin live broadcasting directly from a smartphone camera with mobile streaming, one of most requested features by users. In a press [...]

Telehit redefines its programming strategy

Starting July 3, pay TV channel Telehit (Televisa Networks) will renew its programming with new show hosts and more interactive content for linear TV, social networks and its official website. In a statement, Televisa reported that the TV channel will feature linear and non-linear content integrating music, comedy and entertainment into its programming. Followers in [...]

“The potential for eSports is huge”

Pitter Rodriguez, Head of Sports Partnerships Latam at Twitter, spoke in an exclusive interview during the course of the conference NexTV Series South America on the importance of live sports, the agreements for the region and the growth of eSports. “Twitter entered sports broadcasts because we saw that large part of the conversations on the platform [...]

GolTV to broadcast Ecuadorian soccer league

GolTV (Tenfield) acquired the rights to broadcast the Ecuadorian soccer tournament starting next season and for a 10 years period. The Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF in Spanish) made the announcement last week. According to El Universo, GolTV will make the official launch on August 16. The deal guarantees FEF USD 276 million. In this sense, [...]

Caracol Next expands leadership in digital audiences in Colombia

Caracol Televisión announced that Caracol Next Brands succeeded in growing its audiences in the years first quarter. The company said in a press release that Caracol Next´s digital brands have achieved over 300 million monthly video playbacks in all its platforms, captivating Colombians. In this context, the company announced the launch of two short web [...]

Cine.Ar Estrenos innovates with its T-VOD model

In a ‘One to One’ session held during the recent edition of NexTV Series South America 2017, Karina Castellano, Executive Director of Cine.Ar Play, the free access OTT service (formerly known as Odeon), talked about the new transactional platform -called Cine.Ar Estrenos- which offers “a unique model” in the region. Cine.Ar Play is the VOD [...]