Monthly Archives: September 2018

NexTV Series: Mexican operators call for OTT regulation

During NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, pay TV operators called for a regulation of OTT services, so they start paying taxes in the country. Megacables Marketing director Gerardo Seifert was one of the executives who referred to this issue. “OTT services and their income must be regulated, and that they pay taxes for what [...]

Flow expands its reach, prepares to add Netflix

In Argentinas new convergence scenario, Telecom is preparing its offer to face competition. The CEO of the company, Carlos Moltini, ratified the infrastructure and investment plan, although he said it will take more time. Meanwhile, Flow – the next generation multiscreen product – has already surpassed one million users and positioned as an “entertainment supermarket”. [...]

Disney looking to integrate OTT service in all ecosystems

Diego Lerner, president of The Walt Disney Company Latin America, spoke about the company’s OTT strategy and stressed that the new service will be offered in all ecosystems, following the model used in the U.S. The executive also referred to the merger with Fox as a “fascinating opportunity”. “We are developing our own platform with [...]

Peru: Movistar Play announces 1 million users

Movistar Play announced that it has reached more than 1 million registered users in Peru. Soon, the service will add new features and by 2019 it will integrate Netflix, HBO and Fox to its platform. Movistar Play is available at no additional cost to residential and mobile customers. “We are committed to offer the best [...]

Televisa’s Blim close to deal with Totalplay

Vanessa Rosas Molina, New Business & Alliances Director of Blim, Televisas OTT service, said during NexTV Series Mexico & Central America that the company is close to sign a deal with IPTV operator Totalplay (Salinas group). “We are talking with other carriers and cable companies, there are different business models; with Izzi we have video [...]

Telefónica to launch Movistar Play in Mexico

María Ángeles Callejo, Deputy Director Digital Services B2C at Telefónica México, said the company is preparing to launch Movistar Play OTT service in the country, which will arrive in 2019. The announcement was made during NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, the leading conference organized by Dataxis. According to the executive, the company is currently [...]

Argentina opens debate on convergence

During the opening ceremony of the 2018 Jornadas Internacionales conference, Andrés Ibarra, Argentinas Secretary of Modernization, highlighted the actions that the government is carrying out in the telecommunications area. “Connectivity is the key to development and inclusion,” the official said. “We finished 30,000 km of illuminated fiber, which serves more than 500 localities through the [...]

NBCUniversal invests in YouTube channel about series

NBCUniversal developed in partnership with ViU Hub, Globosats digital business unit, the YouTube channel “Amo Séries”, with the aim of meeting the demand of Brazilians for this type of content. The channel presents two new videos per week, on Thursdays and Saturdays, hosted by Foquinha and Mikannn, two local influencers, who receive guests each season. [...]

Claro Sports and Marca to air Youth Olympic Games

Claro Sports and Marca Claro announced the multiplatform coverage of the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games for 17 countries in Latin America. The opening ceremony will be held on October 6. The coverage will include a total of 538 hours of live programming. In Pay TV, the event will be available in two channels, [...]

Esporte Interativo channels replaced by pay TV operators

Esporte Interativo channels abandoned, on Tuesday, September 25, the lineup of pay TV systems in Brazil, as Turner had already announced in August. Now, the main operators of the country announced their replacements. Net (América Móvil) replaced Esporte Interativo with ESPN Brasil (in basic package). In the packages with Esporte Interativo 2 (also known as [...]