Monthly Archives: March 2018

Netflix raises prices in Colombia

Netflix has announced an increase in the prices of its service in Colombia. The price of the two-screen plan will increase from Co$22,900 (USD 8.16) to Co$ 24,900 (USD 8.90), ), while the Premium option (four screens) will rise from Co$ 28,900 (USD 10.3) to Co$ 32,900 (USD 11.7). The basic plan will remain at [...]

Canal 13, TVN submit joint bid for Viña del Mar Festival TV rights

Chilean TV networks Canal 13 and TVN submitted a joint bid for Viña del Mar TV rights, for the 2019-2022 period. According to local media, the offer is higher than the one presented by Chilevisión, while Mega decided not to participate in the process. The winner will be officially announced in April. For this tender [...]

Nat Geo Kids to release new series “Pablo” in Latin America

Nat Geo Kids announced the release of “Pablo” the first children’s series starred and performed by children and young people with autism spectrum disorder. It will debut in Latin America on Monday, April 23. The series, which combines live action with animation, aims to raise awareness and promote diversity, integration and conversation about a disorder [...]

Turner launches sports streaming service in the U.S

Turner announced that it will launch its new premium live sports streaming service Bleacher Report Live (B/R Live) in April. The service will initially launch with all streaming content available as part of a free preview period extending throughout the opening months of the product. Beginning this summer, B/R Live will implement flexible pricing options, [...]

GolTV selected to broadcast Ecuadorian soccer league

Representatives of 24 teams in Ecuador have selected the company GolTV as the winner of the TV rights to broadcast the domestic soccer league, for the next ten years, according to local media. There were four companies interested in the process: DirecTV, GolTV, Teleamazonas and Fox Sports. The representatives had two meetings. In the first [...]

F1 delays launch of its OTT service

Formula 1 has delayed the launch of its new streaming service, according to Autosport. The main category of motorsport planned to roll out the platform during the Australian Grand prix, last weekend, but instead it decided to start a testing phase to improve the service. “We will do a stress test/beta test session during the [...]

ETB reduces losses by 49% in 2017

Colombia’s Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB) reported net losses of Co$130 billion in 2017 (USD 46.3 million), an improvement of 49% compared to previous year. The financial performance data was announced by ETB’s President, Jorge Castellanos Rueda, at the General Assembly of Shareholders, held last week. The executive said that in 2017, Ebitda grew [...]

Cablevisión adds two new HD channels

Argentina’s largest pay TV operator, Cablevisión, announced the addition of E! Entertaiment and Telemundo to its HD lineup. This way, the operator’s high definition platform now offers more than 70 channels. The operator said that the two new HD channels are available from March 27 for Cablevisión HD customers and on Flow multi-screen service, which [...]