Monthly Archives: March 2018

AT&T antitrust trial begins in the US

The trial between AT&T and the federal government begins on Monday, March 19, and will decide if AT&Ts USD 85 billion acquisition of Time Warner is legal under US antitrust law. Judge Richard Leon, who will oversee the case, said that the process could last from six to eight weeks. The US Justice Department filed [...]

Amazon Prime Video numbers revealed

According to data revealed by Reuters, Amazons US audience for all video programming on Prime, including films and TV shows it licenses from other companies, was about 26 million customers. The internal documents obtained by Reuters show that, for example, The Man in the High Castle had 8 million US viewers in early 2017 and [...]

Movistar Play to live stream FIFA World Cup games in Guatemala

Movistar announced that it will broadcast exclusively through its streaming service Movistar Play all the matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia for its postpaid and prepaid customers. The telecommunications company is the only one in Guatemala that owns the rights to show the event on mobile devices. “With this service, Movistar positions itself [...]

Brazilian TV network SBT arrives in the US

Brazilian TV network SBT has signed a deal with the streaming platform Brusa TV to distribute its content in the United States, where around 1.5 million Brazilian immigrants and descendants live. SBT is now available on the BR Channels package, which also includes Globo, soccer channel PFC, FashionTV Brasil and the channels of the independent [...]

Disney restructures business, creates streaming video unit

Walt Disney Company announced a reorganization of its businesses into four segments, including a new unit for its streaming video and international businesses, chaired by Kevin Mayer, who has served as Disneys Chief Strategy Officer since 2015. This new division will oversee the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is scheduled to be launched in [...]

Crackle expands in Latin America with Claro Video

Claro Video has added Cracke (Sony Pictures Television Networks Latin America) to its entertainment offer in nine Latin American markets. This way, both companies extend their alliance, which began at the end 2017 with the launch of Crackle in Mexico. Sonys SVOD service is available now in Claro Video platform in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Dominican [...]

Nagra launches 2018 Pay-TV Innovation Forum

Nagra, a Kudelski Group company and provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced the launch of the 2018 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, which will look to address some of the key opportunities and challenges facing pay-TV service providers and content owners. In its third year, the programme will explore how pay TV businesses must [...]

Google launches free public Wi-Fi in Mexico

Google has launched its free public Wi-Fi hotspot program Google Station in Mexico, which is available at more than 50 public venues in the country, including airports, malls and mass transit stations. Mexico is the first country in Latin America to launch Google Station, and the third country globally, after India and Indonesia. In Mexico, [...]

Cablevisión Flow app reaches 580,000 users

Cablevisión Flow mobile app currently has 580,000 users in Argentina, and about 290,000 users access the service through set-top boxes, according to data provided by the company to NexTV News Latam. In Uruguay, the Flow application, which was launched in September 2017, has reached 15,000 users. Flow is the multiplatform service of the Argentine operator, [...]