Monthly Archives: July 2017

Five large groups make up for two thirds of Latin American pay TV

According to Dataxis’ latest quarterly research (Q1 2017), the top five groups of pay TV operators (America Movil, AT&T, Televisa Group, Telefonica Group and Clarín Group) account for almost two-thirds of the market. The top three capitalizes on more than half of the market. The leader, America Movil, gathers one fifth of the subscribers of [...]

Cartoon Network reaches 1 million subs on YouTube channels

Pay TV children’s channel Cartoon Network announced that it has surpassed 1 million subscribers on YouTube, both on its channel for Latin American and on Cartoon Network Brazil. This new achievement is in line with the multi-platform strategy that the channel has been developing for several years, including the creation of specific content for YouTube following the [...]

Disney invests in eSports

Disney announced a deal with ESL to launch two original eSports TV series on Disney XD new daily summer programming block dedicated to the world of gaming in the United States. In addition, the company selected aXiomatic, an eSports ownership group, among the 11 companies to be part of the Disney Accelerator program. The new [...]

Illegal access to pay TV reached 11.8 million households in Latam in 2016

According to Dataxis research, pay TV piracy reached 7% of TV households in Latin America, with 11.8 million consumers. Total illegal access to pay TV could be positioned as the third largest player on the market, behind América Móvil and DirecTV. However, Dataxis predicts that piracy will maintain a slight downward trend in the future. [...]

Discovery and Scripps reportedly in merger talks

Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive, parent company of Food Network, are in merger talks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The companies did not confirm the information. This would be the second time they analyze the possibility of a merger since the two media companies broke off previous merger talks in [...]

Telefonica launches Movistar Play in Peru

Movistar Peru announced the launch of its streaming service Movistar Play, which includes live linear channels and a catalogue with movies, series and children’s content, among others, available at no additional cost for both fixed Internet customers and mobile users. Movistar said in a statement that the platform is “the only one in the market [...]

Chiles TVN to broadcast Liga MX matches

Chilean broadcaster TVN announced that it will air the 2017-2018 season of Mexico’s soccer league, known as Liga MX, which begins on July 21 with the participation of a several Chilean players. “More and more Chileans are playing in the Mexican tournament and we want to see them in action defending the colors of their [...]

SKY Brasil to bring DirecTV Now model in 2018

SKY Brasil’s President, Luiz Eduardo Baptista, said in an interview with Folha de S.Paulo newspaper that AT&T’s DirecTV Now service will be coming to Brazil next year. This way, the OTT pay TV platform -currently available in the United States- serves as a model for the product that SKY Brasil plans to launch in the country. [...]

Netflix surpasses 100 million members

Netflix added 5.2 million members and surpassed the 100 million mark, according to the company’s second-quarter results. Netflix went from having 99 million users in Q117 to 104 million in Q217 (including courtesy accounts). For the first time, the service has more members internationally than in the US. In its letter to shareholders, Netflix said [...]