Monthly Archives: June 2018

HITN launches TV Everywhere app

HITN, the Spanish-language network that provides educational and entertainment programming in the United States, announced the launch of its new TV everywhere and VOD app, available to subscribers of most leading U.S pay TV operators starting this June. HITN becomes the first Hispanic pay TV channel in the U.S. to feature this service. The app [...]

Univision warns subscribers of possible Dish blackout

Univision Communications announced that it is negotiating a new carriage agreement with Dish, so it began alerting the operators clients they could lose some of its networks. Dish has left us no choice but to alert our viewers that they could face yet another Dish service interruption, said Univision in a statement. For many years, [...]

AT&T to acquire AppNexus

US telecom company AT&T announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AppNexus, a technology company that operates a leading global advertising marketplace and provides enterprise products for digital advertising, serving publishers, agencies and marketers. Terms of the deal werent disclosed. Last Week, The Wall Street Journal reported that AT&T was expected [...]

Crackle now available to Viva mobile subscribers in Bolivia

Sonys SVOD platform Crackle announced a deal that will allow clients of Bolivian mobile operator Viva to access a catalog with original productions, series and movies. The service costs Bs 25 (USD 3.5) per month. In Bolivia, Viva is the first operator authorized to offer Crackle through mobile services. “We are confident that our users [...]

Chile plans to tax digital platforms

The finance minister, Felipe Larraín, said that the Chilean government plans to incorporate in the tax reform the payment of VAT (Value Added Tax) on commercial transactions of digital platforms such as Spotify, Netflix and Amazon, among others. “We have decided to include the taxation of the digital economy in our tax modernization,” said the [...]

Four of Hemisphere’s Hispanic networks available on DirecTV Now

Hemisphere Media Group announced that four of its Spanish-language cable networks are available on DirecTV Now in the United States. Cinelatino, Wapa América, Centroamérica TV and Pasiones are part of the services Todo y Mas and DirecTV Now Español packages, which launched on June 19, 2018. Cinelatino features contemporary Spanish-language blockbusters and critically-acclaimed titles from [...]

MTV to produce shows for streaming platforms

Viacom announced the launch of MTV Studios, a new unit that will develop new series for partners across SVOD and linear, with a focus on beloved shows, franchises and spin-offs that span MTVs 35-year history. MTV Studios initial slate includes a reimagined version of the feminist icon Daria; cult sci-fi hit Aeon Flux; groundbreaking reality [...]

Grupo Clarín and Supercanal sign deal, end long conflict

Argentinas Grupo Clarín and Supercanal (Grupo Vila-Manzano) have signed an agreement that ends almost 20 years of conflict. Through a document, the companies committed to end the legal cases filed by both parties, related to the ownership of a stake in Supercanal. The agreement was announced on June 15 in the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. [...]

Amazon to premiere new Spanish series from Atresmedia

Atresmedia Studios announced its new fiction series, called “Pequeñas coincidencias”, which will premiere first on Amazon Prime Video platform, and then on free-to-air TV in Spain. The series, created and directed by Javier Veiga, will begin shooting in a few weeks. It is produced by Atresmedia Studios, MedioLimón and Onza Entertainment. “Pequeñas coincidencias” is a [...]

AT&T launches new Watch TV streaming service

AT&T announced the launch of Watch TV, the new streaming service with 30 channels, including Time Warners CNN, TBS and TNT. The offer does not include sports networks. The new service is available at no extra cost with the companys two latest unlimited wireless plans. It will also be made available standalone for USD 15 [...]