Monthly Archives: February 2018

Disney reveals new details of its OTT strategy

Disney plans to launch its own streaming service in the United States in 2019, which will feature content from Pixar and Marvel studios. During the Code Media conference, held over the course of this week, Disneys chief strategy officer, Kevin Mayer, spoke about the company’s plans for the streaming market, which include investments in Hulu, [...]

Netflix signs megadeal with TV producer Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy, the prolific producer behind American Horror Story and American Crime Story has entered into a multi-year deal to produce new series and films exclusively at Netflix, starting July 1, 2018. According to Variety, the deal is valued at USD250 million-USD300 million. This way, Murphy will exit 20th Century Fox Television, his longtime studio [...]

Cablevisión Flow adds BBC documentaries to its offer

Argentina´s largest pay TV operator Cablevisión announced that it has added 10 BBC documentaries to its VOD catalog, which is available through Flow multiplatform service and channel 1 in HD. In this way, these documentaries join BBCs titles already available on the platform and that users can watch from all devices, as part of the [...]

Gogo’s 2Ku equipped aircraft first to utilize SES-15 HTS capacity

Gogo, the global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, announced that it has more than 200 aircraft equipped with its 2Ku inflight connectivity technology which are now utilizing the increased capacity delivered by SES-15. SES-15 entered service in January 2018 and is the companys first hybrid satellite providing Ku-band wide beams and [...]

Liberty Latin America to acquire 80% of Cabletica

Liberty Latin America announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 80% of Costa Rican cable operator, Cabletica. In the transaction, Cabletica is being valued at an enterprise value of CRC 143 billion (approximately USD 250 million). The current owners of Cabletica – Televisora de Costa Rica – will retain the remaining [...]

América Móvil to invest USD 8 billion in 2018

América Móvil plans to spend around USD 8 billion on capital expenditure this year. During a call with analysts on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Hajj said the company will continue to invest in Brazil and Mexico, its main markets. América Móvil presented its financial statement of Q417, in which it reported a net loss [...]

YouTube to expand Red service to more countries

YouTube plans to expand its subscription service Red to over 100 countries this year, said CEO Susan Wojcicki during a live talk at Recodes Code Media conference this week. YouTube Red first launched in October 2015 in the United States, for USD 9.99, and now is only available in five countries, including Mexico, the only [...]

Nat Geo Kids acquires rights to animated series “Pablo”

Nat Geo Kids Latin America announced that it has acquired Pablo, the first kids series featuring a main character with autism spectrum disorder. It will be available in the region during April in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day. The company made the announcement of this new acquisition during Kidscreen 2018. Pablo is a unique [...]

Viacom plans to launch its own streaming service this year

During its quarterly results call last week, Viacom announced that it plans to launch an ad-supported streaming-video service by September, in the United States, with contents from across its portfolio. What I can say is that it’s going to be significant and it’s also going to be differentiated from what’s in the marketplace today, said [...]

Megacable’s Xview service ended 2017 with 170,000 subscribers

Mexican pay TV operator Megacable published its Q417 results last week. The video segment reached 3.04 million subscribers, a 2.4% growth compared to Q317, with net adds of 71,000 subscribers, the highest quartelry figure registered since Q116. In turn, the multiplatform service Xview added 43,000 new subscribers and reached a total base of 170,000. In [...]