Monthly Archives: July 2017

Oi launches broadband offer with video content

Brazilian telecommunications company Oi has launched a new product – called Oi Total Play – that allows broadband customers to access the content of the digital platforms of Discovery, ESPN, FOX Networks Group Brazil (FNG), HBO, Sony and Viacom. The bundle also includes fixed telephony. The product is oriented to a new segment of broadband customers [...]

TCC highlights the importance of content integration

In an interview during NexTV Series South America, Javier Ruete, General Manager of the Uruguayan operator TCC spoke about the integration of content from multiple providers and the future challenges in the TV market. According to the executive, “in the coming years, the challenges of pay TV will be related to the rights management” in a [...]

DirecTV adds two children’s channels

DirecTV Latin America announced the addition of Nat Geo Kids (on channel 318) and Baby TV (1317 in HD) to lineup. Both childrens channels will be available in Argentina, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Nat Geo Kids is already available on the operator’s lineup. The channel was launched in Latin America [...]

Sky plans to launch OTT service in Spain

Traditional pay TV operators continues to move towards streaming services. The European operator Sky recently confirmed that it plans to launch an OTT service in Spain. During the first half of our fiscal year, we intend to launch a simple and affordable OTT service in Spain, the Eurozones fourth largest economy and the market which [...]

Facebook to launch first original TV shows in August

Facebook will debut its first original TV shows in mid-August, according to a Bloomberg report, citing people familiar with the matter. The new TV service was originally expected to be released in June. Facebook will initially launch short-form, inexpensive programs. Bloomberg said the social network has been asking its partners to turn in the first [...]

Bolívar signs deals with pay TV operators

Bolivian soccer team Bolívar, current champion of the tournament, has recently sold its TV rights to three pay TV operators – Cotas, Inter Satelital and Coteor- and is about to close another agreement with the company Digital Cable, Bolivars General Manager, Fernando Ibargüen told NexTV News Latam. Clausura 2017 tournament begins today, July 28. Ibargüen said that these agreements are [...]

Cinelatino to premiere its first original series

Cinelatino, the Spanish-language movie channel, will premiere, on Friday, July 28, its first original series, “El Desconocido: La Historia del Cholo Adrián” (“The Unknown Hitman: The Story of El Cholo Adrián”). Inspired by true events, “El Desconocido” is the fictional story of “El Cholo” Adrián, right-hand man to the infamous drug lord, “El Chato” Guzman, [...]

Veoflix plans to expand in Latin America

Uruguays streaming service Veoflix plans to expand its service in other countries. It is currently available in Uruguay in partnership with the telecommunications company Antel. Veoflix catalog mostly includes Argentine independent films. “We are planning to launch outside the country,” Veoflix director Ricardo Nugué said in an interview during the conference NexTV Series South America. [...]