Monthly Archives: August 2018

Amazon reportedly working on a streaming service for Fire TV devices

Amazon is planning to launch a free, ad-supported video service for users of its Fire TV streaming devices, people familiar with the situation told The Information. The service could be called Free Dive and will operate independently of Amazon Prime Video, the company´s SVOD platform, which is also available in Latin America. According to The [...]

Globo wants to integrate OTT and free-to-air TV

Brazil’s Globo began this year to rethink the strategy of its OTT service Globoplay. Recently, the company announced an expansion of the catalog with the addition of international series. Now, Globo’s technology director, Raymundo Barros, pointed out that the aim is for the OTT and broadcast environments to operate in an integrated and complementary manner. [...]

Accedo launches targeted advertising solution for augmented reality experiences

Accedo announced the launch of a targeted advertising solution for augmented reality (AR) experiences with the API integration of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental MediaTailor. In a press release, the company said the Accedo AR experience, powered by the Accedo One video platform, is designed to give a TV viewer a more personalised and engaging [...]

Mexico to discuss the future of video advertising

The next edition of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, to be held on September 25 and 26 in Mexico City, will have this year a new thematic segment – called Future Ad Track – that will analyze the future of TV and video advertising with executives of the main companies in the market. In [...]

Facebook launches Watch globally

After a year of its launch in the United States, Facebook announced the expansion of Watch worldwide. This is one of the main initiatives of the company, with an offer including original series, news and sports. Watch is a tab within Facebook with original short and long-form content. The platform was launched in August last [...]

Amazon seeks deals with Sony and Paramount

Amazon has held talks with executives of Sony and Paramount about options that could include co-financing movies in exchange for certain online rights, reported Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. With this strategy, Amazon is looking to attract viewers to its streaming service, which is also available in Latin America. One of the sources [...]

Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2018: Executives expect competition to increase over the next five years

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider Nagra (Kudelski Group) revealed the global findings of the 2018 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, which are based on extensive regional research conducted in Europe, North America, with a special focus on the United States, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The third edition of this programme highlights that 84% of pay [...]

Endemol, Band and Google team up for new digital advertising model for MasterChef Brazil

Endemol Shine Brazil announced a strategic alliance with Google and Band Digital to launch a new advertising model for its cooking show MasterChef Brasil. With the launch of the new season, the deal will open new sponsorship and advertising opportunities on the YouTube channel of MasterChef in the country, which includes complete episodes, as well [...]

Fox+ service now available on Apple and Google’s digital stores in Brazil

Fox Networks Group announced that its SVOD package, called Fox+, is now available on App Store and Google Play in Brazil, through the Fox app. In this way, the company further expands the reach of this service, which was launched in the country in May. Fox+ package offers live streaming of the group’s 11 channels, [...]

Viacom launches streaming channel with classic Nickelodeon shows

Viacom announced the launch of NickSplat, a new streaming channel available on VRV service in the United States, which includes about 30 classic shows of Nickelodeon. The slate of the network’s 1990s classics includes CatDog, AAAHH!!! Real Monsters, The Wild Thornberrys and The Angry Beavers, among others. VRV service is available in the United States [...]