Monthly Archives: December 2017

Disney buys all Fox TV business in Latin America

Walt Disney will buy select assets of 21st Century Fox for USD 52.4 billion in stock in a deal that accelerates Disneys broader expansion into OTT and TV. Disneys will purchase the companys Twentieth Century Fox film and television studio and its international and cable TV businesses, including all Fox Networks Group Latin America. The [...]

Oi will invest in FTTH in 2018

The Brazilian telecommunications company Oi will expand its FTTH network and consider developing IPTV, stated its Technology Director, Pedro Falcão, according to online news website Tele.Síntese. This Brazilian media reported that Ois FTTH network covers 500 thousand homes in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Dique de Caxias and Belo Horizonte. The goal is to [...]

AMC anticipates news on its programming for 2018

The Ad Sales Southern Cone team of AMC Networks International – Latin America closed the year with an event attended by its main advertisers and media agencies. There, the company anticipated some of the new features of the programming for 2018. The companys signals plan to release important productions for next year. AMC is preparing [...]

NFL announce a partnership with Verizon for the US

The National Football League (NFL) announced a multi-year partnership with Verizon. Thus, the telecommunications company will live stream the games through its media properties Yahoo and Yahoo Sports -regardless of mobile network-, in addition to go90 and the NFL mobile app. This partnership will also allow the fans to access the highlights of the games, [...]

Univision’s Fusion Media Group strikes deal with Televisa, announces new 24-hour cable network in Mexico

Fusion Media Group (FMG), a unit of Univision Communications, announced plans for international expansion into Latin America through a new agreement with Grupo Televisa. The media giant has acquired a license to the brands and content from FMG’s collection of digital publications for Mexico and will launch a new Fusion branded 24-hour cable network in [...]

Claro to offer pay TV in Uruguay

Telecommunications company Claro will be able to offer pay TV in Uruguay after a final decision of a Court of Civil Appeals declared “illegitimate” the Government’s position towards the company. According to the ruling, the Executive Power resists to comply with a ruling issued by the Contentious-Administrative Tribunal (TCA in Spanish) in 2012, El País [...]

Netflix announces second Colombian original series

Netflix announced its second Colombian original series, Siempre Bruja, which will debut exclusively on the platform around the globe in 2019. Composed of ten one-hour episodes and shot entirely in 4K, this young adult drama will be produced by Caracol Television. Inspired by the novel Yo, Bruja by Isidora Chacon, the show is slated to [...]

ICE expands FTTH network

Costa Rica’s operator ICE has recently announced the launch of triple play services through its fiber network in Barva de Heredia, under the Kölbi brand. “We proudly move forward in connecting locations with fiber. With this offer, residential, SME and business customers of the region will be able to acquire triple play solutions, with voice, [...]

Mexico’s Supreme Court to rule on Televisa’s dominance in pay TV market

Mexico’s Supreme Court will analyze the appeals filed by Televisa against the decision that determined the application of a series of measures to reduce the company’s substantial power in pay TV. In November, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court received two appeals of Televisa that question the decision of the judge who ordered the [...]

DirecTV Now reaches 1 million subscribers

A year after its launch, AT&T announced that DirecTV Now has officially surpassed 1 million subscribers in the United States. The company said the service will add new features in 2018, including DVR in the cloud and 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) quality video. “This milestone is an incredible testament to the thousands of hours [...]