Monthly Archives: June 2018

Instagram launches long-form video app

Instagram has launched IGTV, a new app for watching long-form, vertical video. The new initiative was announced by Co-Founder & CEO Kevin Systrom, at an event in San Francisco. IGTV starts playing as soon as the users open the app, and the system shows content from people they already follow on Instagram. In addition, the [...]

HBO announces first Colombian fiction TV series

HBO Latin America announced the production of its new fiction series, “Mil Colmillos”, together with Rhayuela Films. It will be directed by Jaime Osorio (“El Páramo”, “Siete Cabezas”). The company said in a statement that it decided to further invest in original local productions after the success of its Colombian documentary, Guerras Ajenas. The series [...]

AT&T plans to acquire all of Otter Media: Report

AT&T plans to acquire all of Otter Media, the video streaming company it owns in partnership with The Chernin Group, sources told Recode. The agreement is expected to be closed this summer (in the Northern Hemisphere). Otter Media owns platforms such as Crunchyroll, the Anime SVOD service with presence in Latin America, as well as [...]

Telefónica to accelerate FTTH deployment in Latin America

In a meeting with investors and analysts in London this week, Telefónica confirmed its intention to accelerate the deployment of FTTH in several Latin American markets. The companys Global Network Manager Enrique Blanco said that Telefónica will accelerate the deployment of FTTH in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia, replicating the [...]

CBF signs content deal with Twitter

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has signed a deal with Twitter to produce, in its official account (@cbf_futebol) exclusive video contents of the national team in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The agreement, already in force, includes live streaming of Brazils training sessions, and news related to the matches, press conferences, interviews and behind-the-scenes [...]

Entel Chile selects Bango for Carrier Billing in Google Play

Entel, the largest mobile operator in Chile, has implemented Bangos carrier billing solution for Google Play. Now, the companys subscribers can click-to-buy using carrier billing, placing the charge on their phone bill, for instant access to games, music and movies, among other contents. Bango CEO, Ray Anderson, said, This is the first Direct Carrier Billing [...]

Disney raises bid for Fox assets to USD 71.3 billion

Walt Disney Co. raised its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox’s assets to USD 71.3 billion, the companies announced in a press release today. This way, it exceeds Comcast’s USD 65 billion all-cash offer. The new offer is USD 38 a share, this is, USD 10 higher than Disneys first bid in December 2017. Comcasts last [...]

Welo closes deal with DirecTV to offer videos with official World Cup content

Welo.tv platform launched a promotion that allows publishers in Latin America to make video clips -and embed them in their websites- with all the official games and contents of the 2018 World Cup, completely free of charge. This initiative comes after an agreement with DirecTV, main holder of the rights of the sporting event. The [...]