Monthly Archives: October 2017

Televisa says it may not keep all divisions together in the future

Mexico’s Grupo Televisa said that in the future it may not keep all its divisions under the same umbrella, reported Reuters. “In the future there may be a scenario where we do not have all units under the same umbrella, because it may not make sense or because it will generate more value for shareholders [...]

Megacable’s Xview reaches 127,000 subscribers

Mexicos Megacable said in its Q3 report that its Xview interactive video platform reached 127,000 subscribers, only three months after its launch. Currently, this product covers 22 cities. Xview has had an excellent reception by our users, reaching 127,000 subscribers at the close of 3Q17. These results give us the confidence that the goals set [...]

YouTube TV launches app for Smart TVs, streaming devices and gaming consoles

Google announced the launch of dedicated apps of YouTube TV, its live TV service, for smart TVs, streaming devices and gaming consoles. In a blog post, the company said that in next few days users will be able to stream live TV through the new YouTube TV app on Android TV devices including Nvidia Shield [...]

DirecTV added El Garage TV

DirecTV has added during October El Garage TV in HD to its programming in Latin America. The channel offers news of motor sports. It is available in Oro and superior packages. “The constant incorporation of HD channels is part of a process of innovation aiming to provide the best entertainment experience for our customers,” said [...]

Caracol expands its digital strategy

In an interview prior to his participation in the next editions of NexTV CEO Latin America and NexTV Series Colombia & Andean, Caracol Television’s digital Vice President, Marcelo Liberini, spoke about the company’s online strategy, the generation of original content and the future of Caracol Play SVOD platform. -How is Caracol’s digital strategy? We have [...]

Huawei to launch video service in Spain

China’s Huawei has teamed up with Atresmedia to create the new streaming service Huawei Video, which will be launched in Spain and Italy during the first quarter of 2018.   Atresmedia will be a “key content partner”. The new service will be available on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The platform will have a free [...]

Televisa sales down 3.8% in Q3, profit up 9.1%

Mexico’s Televisa presented its financial results for the third quarter of 2017. The company said its net sales decreased by 3.8% to MX$ 22.8 billion (USD 1.2 billion). This fall was mainly attributable to the drop in advertising revenues. Net income attributable to stockholders of the company grew by 9.1% and reached MX$ 1.1 billion [...]

Univision Deportes secures broadcast rights to Liga MX

Univision Deportes announced that it has secured broadcast rights to all 18 of Liga MXs soccer teams in competition through 2017/18. The distribution deal includes live broadcast on Univision Deportes television and radio platforms in major markets across the U.S. as well as digital platforms nationwide. The company said in a press release that Liga [...]