Monthly Archives: January 2018

Telefónica renews organizational structure, splits Latam unit into two operations

Telefónica announced a new organizational structure to simplify and adapt it to a digital world, the company said in a press release. In this context, Emilio Gayo will replace Luis Miguel Gilpérez as Executive Chairman of Telefónica España. The changes also include Latin America, which will now have two different units. The company said Telefónica [...]

Fox Sports interested in soccer TV rights in Ecuador

Fox Sports informed the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) that it intends to participate in a new tender for TV rights. This week, the FEF said that the Justice revoked the precautionary measures against the agreement with GolTV. However, the federation must open a new tender. In a statement, the FEF reported that it obtained “the [...]

Secuoya signs deal with Claro TV in Colombia

The Spanish group Secuoya signed an agreement with Claro TV in Colombia for the provision of technical production, journalistic and talent services for the operator’s own television channels. The deal is for a period of three years (renewable) and seeks to enhance and improve all the TV channels, which include Red Más, Claro Sports and [...]

Latam’s first web series co-produced with Spain begins shooting in Argentina

Argentine production company Cruz del Sur Cine and the Spanish company Aquí y Allí Films began shooting in Buenos Aires “Limbo”, the first Latin American web series co-produced with Spain, as indicated in a press release. It will be launched in May. The series is directed by Fabián Forte (La Corporación, Socios por Accidente) and [...]

Globo Play transmitirá desfiles do carnaval

A plataforma de streaming Globo Play vai transmitir ao vivo o Carnaval 2018. Os usuários do serviço poderão assistir à transmissão do evento no Rio, em São Paulo, em Recife e a festa das ruas de Salvador, segundo informações da jornalista Patrícia Kogut. Para quem perder o evento, as íntegras dos desfiles do Rio (série [...]

Claro Sports and Marca to offer multi-platform coverage of Winter Olympics

Claro Sports and Marca will offer the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in 17 countries in Latin America, through pay TV, Internet, applications and social networks. The transmission will cover more than 600 hours of live content. From 9 to 25 February, Claro Sports will offer two channels: the first one will be the traditional Claro [...]

Telefónica in talks to add Netflix content in Spain

Spains Telefónica is in talks with Netflix to include the contents of the streaming giant on Movistar+ platform, according to El Español. The agreement, which is not yet signed, is part of a strategy that seeks to transform the experience of Movistar+ with the addition of more content and 4K technology. According to the Spanish [...]

ICE expands into Central American markets

Costa Rica’s Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is preparing its expansion to other markets in Central America to become a regional player. For this purpose, it is partnering with other operators to offer mobile telephony and pay TV services. This way, the state-owned company will compete with Claro and Movistar in markets such as Honduras, [...]

Sony launches short-film competition

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN), in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced the launch of Picture This Festival for the Planet, the short-film competition for new filmmakers and storytellers. Starting January 30, creators from over 70 countries around the world may submit videos between one and eight minutes in length. They should be inspired [...]

Sling TV now available in Puerto Rico

Dish Networks announced the launch of Sling TV OTT service in Puerto Rico. The platform includes English-language services Sling Orange and Sling Blue, as well as the offer of channels in Spanish. The company is offering new subscribers in the country a seven-day free trial. Dish has served customers in Puerto Rico for 20 years [...]