Monthly Archives: November 2017

Comcast and Verizon interested in Fox’s assets

Comcast and Verizon have both expressed interested in acquiring 21st Century Foxs assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters. Earlier this month, Disney has also reportedly been in talks with the media company. The companies have expressed interest in Foxs movie and TV production studios, cable networks FX and National Geographic, and international [...]

Crackle expands in Costa Rica with Cabletica

Sonys SVOD Crackle announced that is now available on Cabletica platform. Customers of the Costa Rican operator can subscribe for USD 3.5 per month. This way, customers gain access to Crackle’s library, which includes titles such as “Absentia”, the original series that premieres this month, and other productions such as “Preacher”, “Snatch: The Series” , [...]

Sprint offers free Hulu for unlimited customers

Sprint announced that it began offering free access to the Hulu streaming service to subscribers -new and current- with the Sprint Unlimited Freedom plan. Through the agreement, the mobile operator is offering access to Hulus Limited Commercials plan, which normally costs USD 7.99 per month. This way, Sprint Unlimited customers have now access to Hulus [...]

Keshet signs multi-format deal with Brazil’s Record TV

Keshet International (KI) has signed a multi-format deal with free-to-air commercial TV channel, Record TV in Brazil, which will see its inventive quiz show format Contacts and the fourth season of its hit hidden camera game show Deal with it adapted for local audiences. Both will be produced in house at Record TV. The deal [...]

Amazon drops plans for TV service: Report

Amazon has abandoned its plans to launch an online streaming service bundling U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. According to the report, the company has also been unable to convince key broadcast and basic cable networks to [...]

TIM offers bonus data for using video services

Brazilian mobile operator TIM (Telecom Italia) updated its TIM Black postpaid plans, which now have more internet – up to 50 GB – and an additional bonus to watch videos on streaming platforms such as Netflix, Looke, Cartoon Network Já! and Esporte Interativo Plus. Through this update, TIM added more data – automatically and at [...]

DTT coverage in Cuba reaches 60% of the country

Digital terrestrial TV in Cuba reaches 60% of the national territory. Until September of this year, 1.5 million decoders and more than 230,000 hybrid HD TV sets were sold, according to data provided in the 5th edition of Digital Television Forum, held last week. Hugo Andrés Fernández, engineer of the Business Group of Information Technology and [...]

Motorola returns to the tablet market with AT&T

Motorola (Lenovo) returned to the tablet business with the new Moto Tab, an AT&T exclusive device with a price of USD 299. It is available starting November 17. The new tablet includes a TV Mode that allows users to watch recorded shows and live channels from DirecTV from the home screen. AT&T customers can visit [...]

Telecom Argentina names Cablevisión’s Moltini as new CEO

Telecom Argentina has appointed Carlos Moltini, Cablevisión chief executive, as its new CEO. The appointment is part of the merger process that will unite both companies in order to become a convergent telecommunications provider and participate in the opening of the sector. “It is a great challenge to assume the leadership in this new stage [...]

FOX Sports denies Fifa-gate accusations

FOX Sports issued a press release denying the statements of Argentine businessman Alejandro Burzaco, who linked the channel in Fifa Gate corruption scandal. “Any suggestion that FOX Sports knew or approved bribes is absolutely false. FOX Sports did not have operational control over the entity directed by Burzaco, said the company. “The entity managed by [...]