Monthly Archives: May 2018

Comcast confirms it’s preparing bid for Fox assets

U.S. largest pay TV operator Comcast confirmed on Wednesday that is preparing a cash offer for the 21st Century Fox assets that Disney has proposed to acquire. The U.S. giant said that no final decision has been made and that the work to finance the all-cash offer and make the key regulatory filings is well [...]

Technology leaders discussed the future of 4K and HDR

During the recent edition of NexTV Series Argentina, executives from the technology segment of leading companies discussed the deployment of 4K and HDR in the region. Eduardo Bayo, Technology Manager of Artear, said that the 4K “already exists. It has yet to arrive massively but is developed to do so.” However, the executive said “it [...]

Metrotel and Iplan rule out offering own TV service, want to make their networks available to other operators

Germán Garay, CTO of Metrotel, and Damián Maldini, general manager of Iplan participated in NexTV Series Argentina, where they detailed their business plan in the new competition scenario. Both executive were part of the panel called “Fiber to the home (FTTH) and new video services”. Garay said they are “in a very large expansion process” [...]

Pay TV operators face difficulties in Colombia

The president of the Association of Operators of Information Technology and Communications of Colombia (Asotic), Galé Mallol, said that the industry has been “affected by new technologies” and the emergence of “new competition in not traditional TV”. In an interview with Portafolio, the executive said that the community TV is a “direct competition” and “do [...]

Crackle releases new original series

Crackle, the SVOD platform of Sony Pictures Television Networks Latin America, announced the premiere of “Carter”, its most recent original production. The series will have 10 one-hour episodes and will be available from June 1. “Carter” follows the story of a detective on a hit American TV show who is forced to return to his [...]

Fox Sports’ Hernán Donnari: “We are very happy with the results of the Superliga”

During NexTV Series Argentina, Hernán Donnari, EVP of Fox Sports South America, spoke about the challenges in broadcasting the Argentine soccer league, known as the Superliga. According to the executive, the Argentine soccer was “a great bet” that involved “a jump to a land where there were no certainties”. “We had a conviction that Argentine [...]

Antina projects 20% growth this year

Ariel Hernández, VP of Antina, the Argentine wireless pay TV operator through UHF, said during NexTV Series Argentina that the company projects a 20% growth this year. “Last year we grew 25% and this year we plan to grow another 20%, that is what focuses our energy,” said the executive in an interview with NexTV [...]