Monthly Archives: November 2017

HBO GO to expand presence in Brazil

HBO GO standalone service prepares its expansion in Brazil. In a statement sent to the local news site IDG Now!, the press area of the company stated that “HBO Latin America is working on a new way to offer HBO GO in the Brazilian market. We will soon reveal details of the service.” Meanwhile, the [...]

BBC to merge BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios

BBC announced that it wil merge BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide to form a single commercial organization, to be called BBC Studios. It is expected to begin trading from April 1, 2018. The move will see the range of commercial activities already carried out by BBC Worldwide – its commercial arm- and BBC Studios – [...]

CDF sale enters final stage

Chile’s National Association of Professional Soccer (ANFP) confirmed it has already received offers for Canal del Fútbol (CDF) network, which holds the broadcast rights to local tournament. Now, the next step will be to evaluate the economic, contractual and qualitative terms of the offers. The ANFP did not mention the name of the interested parties [...]

Chile’s TVN reduces losses

Chilean broadcaster TVN reported losses of CH$ 5.4 billion (USD 8.4 million) during January and September of this year. This is 45% less than the CH$ 9.8 billion (USD 15.3 million) from previous year. The data was revealed by TVNs Chairman of the board, Ricardo Solari, in the Science and Technology Commission of the Chamber [...]

AT&T, Time Warner extend deadline for merger until April

AT&T and Time Warner have extended until April 22 the deadline for their merger, following the Justice Department’s decision to file a lawsuit to block it. This is the second time AT&T has extended the deadline, which was originally set for Oct. 22. The company announced the decision in a document filed with the Securities [...]

Claro Brasil to create business unit for its DTH service

Claro Brasil (América Móvil) group is reportedly creating a new specific business unit for its DTH Claro TV, which is now under the fixed residential businesses unit, also including the MSO Net, the country’s largest pay TV operator. According to a TelaViva report, the company decided to take this step because it believes that, to [...]

AWS announces family of five AWS Media Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced five AWS Elemental Media Services, an integrated suite of services that make it easy for video providers of all kinds to create reliable, flexible, and scalable video offerings in the cloud. Based on AWS Elemental video solutions, these five new cloud services let customers build end-to-end workflows for both live [...]

Studiocanal strikes deal with Hulu

Studiocanal has signed its first licensing deal with Hulu. The streaming service has acquired exclusive U.S. SVOD rights to 20 hours of premium drama content. The deal includes three dramas: Below the Surface, an eight-part drama centered on a hostage situation aboard a subway train beneath the Danish capital Copenhagen; Midnight Sun, a thriller in [...]

New OTT service to launch in Mexico

The new OTT platform GCFlix will launch in Mexico on December 8 with a catalog including independent content and original productions. The site is currently available in beta. The monthly subscription will cost MX$ 69 (USD 4). The library will have short films, movies and original content. According to the company, at least 70 titles [...]

Cine.Ar Play launches internationally

Argentinas free access OTT service Cine.Ar Play, developed by the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and the telecommunications company Arsat, will launch a catalog with national films, which will be available globally. The announcement was made by the president of INCAA, Ralph Haiek and the president of Arsat, Rodrigo de Loredo, during [...]