Monthly Archives: August 2018

Oi speeds up FTTH deployment in Brazil

Brazilian telecommunications company Oi expects to reach 1 million FTTH home passed in 19 cities this year, and 6 million by 2020. In order to achieve this goal, the strategy is to reuse the transport network to create the fiber accesses. According to the companys executives, when taking advantage of the current infrastructure, the total [...]

CNN ranks as #1 global news brand

CNN announced that it ranked as the #1 global news brand in June 2018, in desktop and mobile audience size across the US and 24 key international markets, including some countries in Latin America. According to data from ComScore, CNN reached 166 million multiplatform unique visitors. Right behind are BBC (161 million unique visitors), HuffPost [...]

DHE to premiere “Taken” in Latin America

DHE announced that it will premiere exclusively for Latin America the series “Taken”, based on the films of the same name. It will be available on September 20. The series tells the story of young Bryan Mills who, after saving a passenger train from a terrorist attack, is recruited by the CIA, where he will [...]

Facebook to live stream Champions League games in Latin America

Facebook has secured rights to broadcast certain UEFA Champions League games in Spanish-speaking Latin American territories until 2021, UEFA said on Wednesday. The social network will live stream for free 32 live matches each season, including the final and UEFA Super Cup. UEFA is pleased to announce the award of certain media rights to Facebook [...]

Telecom Argentina 1H18 revenues up 29.1%

Telecom Argentina announced that during the first semester of 2018, consolidated revenues increased by 29.1% compared to the same period last year to AR$ 64,179 million (USD 2,155 million), mainly driven by cable TV (Cablevisión), Internet and mobile services. According to the groups report, Telecom Argentina registered a net loss of AR$ 4,912 million (USD [...]

Argentina’s convergent bill delayed once again

Through a resolution published in the official gazette, the Ministry of Modernization of Argentina extended for a 90-days period the deadline for the presentation of a preliminary draft bill of the Convergent Communications Law. The new regulation will reform, update and unify the Audiovisual Communication Services Law (Law No. 26,522) and the Argentina Digital Law [...]

Netflix announces premiere date for new Colombian original series

Netflix announced that new Colombian original Wild District will premiere on October 19. The action series will feature 10 episodes and will be available to Netflix members in the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Wild District is created by Cristian Conti and directed by Javier Fuentes-León and Carlos Moreno. It was entirely filmed [...]

Kudelski transfers STB and CAM businesses to Neotion

Kudelski Group announced that it has transferred its SmarDTV conditional access module (CAM) and set-top box businesses to SmarDTV Global, a newly set up entity affiliated with Neotion. The transaction will close by the end of the month. According to the group, upfront cash consideration for the transaction amounts to USD 20 million, subject to [...]

Toolbox beats expectations with soccer World Cup

Toolbox, specialist in the development of OTT services and platforms, shared some data on the performance of its technology during the soccer World Cup 2018. The company was in charge of supporting the online platforms of important customers in Latin America, including operators and content providers. According to the company, “Toolbox technology exceeded the expectations [...]