Monthly Archives: July 2018

Viacom acquires digital media company AwesomenessTV

Viacom announced that it plans to acquire AwesomenessTV, the digital entertainment company focused on the so-called ‘Gen Z’. It will live under Viacom Digital Studios (VDS). Viacom confirmed the move in a blog post. In the past days, several U.S media had reported that the media conglomerate was interest in acquiring AwesomenessTV, which is currently [...]

TV Azteca launches app for “La Academia”

TV Azteca has launched the new mobile application TV Azteca Conecta, which allows the audience to interact with the musical reality show “La Academia”. A few days after the debut of the show, the app registered 150,000 downloads and more than one million videos and live content were already played on the platform. The app [...]

Gloud launches gaming show on YouTube

Cloud-based gaming platform Gloud, owned by Turner Latin America, has launched “Los Glouder”, a weekly show focused on the gaming industry and available in five-minute capsules on YouTube. It is produced by digital agency Lanzallamas. “Los Glouder” is inspired by “Los Gumers”, an Argentine television show that explained different aspects of the videogame universe in [...]

Peru drives Telefónica’s growth in pay TV

Telefónica ended the second quarter with 4.8 million pay TV accesses in Latin America, including its operation in Brazil, the largest in term of subscribers. The company highlighted the excellent performance of this service in Peru, where another record was set for gross additions, driven by the continuous improvement in the content offer. In Brazil, [...]

Chile court convicts owner of illegal TV operation

The Oral Criminal Court of Coyhaique unanimously convicted the owner and legal representative of the company Deygon for illegally distributing DirecTV satellite signals in the Aysén Region, in southern Chile. Police investigations together with the Public Ministry established that the local operator Deygon used DirecTV set-top boxes and illegally retransmitted 67 channels through coaxial cable [...]

Canal 1’s audience keeps growing

Colombias free-to-air channel Canal 1 announced that on July 24 it achieved a share of 9.23% and nine of its shows registered above 1 rating point, which represented the best figure recorded since the launch of the new programming, on August 14, 2017. According to the data provided by the channel and based on figures [...]

Fox and Disney shareholders approve deal

21st Century Fox shareholders approved the sale of the entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co, both companies said on Friday. The special meetings of the shareholders of both groups to vote on the USD 71.3 deal were held separately at the New York Hilton and according to Variety they lasted less than 15 minutes. The [...]

Comcast CEO says price of Fox got “too high”

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts acknowledged in a conference with analysts that the company abandoned its pursuit of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets, in direct competition with Disney, because the price was becoming “too high”. It was a unique opportunity, the executive said. We were very disciplined in our approach to it, but we [...]