Monthly Archives: September 2018

Pongalo launches first original film

Pongalo announced the launch of Girl Flu, its first original film. It will be offered in both Spanish and English via the Pongalo app – for 5.99 a month – and all of its distribution platforms. The film was directed by Dorie Barton, making her directorial debut, and stars Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Gallactica, Longmire), Jeremy [...]

Telefónica considering sale of Mexico, Central America units: report

Telefónica is considering selling off some or all of its businesses in Mexico and Central America with the aim of reducing its debt, El Economista reported ,citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, the same sources said discussions are in advanced stages, and a possible agreement could be announced in the coming [...]

Globo starts project to consolidate corporate structure

Grupo Globo has sent a statement to its workers to announced the start of a project that will unify businesses into a single “more agile and stronger company”. The initiative includes TV Globo, Globosat, Globo.com, DGCorp and Som Livre. The statement was sent by CEO Jorge Nóbrega. The project, called “Uma Só Globo” is headed [...]

RT en Español reaches 1 billion views on YouTube

Russia’s international news channel RT en Español announced that it has reached 1 billion views on YouTube, surpassing all international news channels that broadcast in that language, according to a press release. RT en Español obtained thirteen times more views on YouTube than BBC Mundo and eight times more than CNN en Español. In addition, [...]

UCV TV to change name

Chiles free-to-air channel UCV TV, owned by Media 23 SpA (90%) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (10%), will change its name to TV+. The new image will be presented before the end of the year. According to Diario Financiero, the change will involve investments of between USD 600,000 and USD 1 million and [...]

Tigo increases residential internet speeds in Costa Rica

Tigo Costa Rica will increase the Internet speed to residential customers of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM in Spanish), free of charge and automatically. The process began on September 20 and will continue, progressively, for a period of 45 days. The company said that customers that are outside the GAM will receive this benefit in [...]

Broadband keeps growing in Latin America

According to Dataxis, broadband is the only fixed service that was not affected by the crisis in some Latam markets. The company estimates that broadband accesses will reach 92.1 million by the end of 2023, and the penetration will grow to 44.4%. The data was revealed during the Webinar called “Main trends in the evolution [...]

Netflix’s latest original series, Yankee, starts production in Mexico City

Netflix has announced the start of production of its new original series in Mexico City, Yankee. It wil be produced by Argos, the company behind “Ingobernable”. The new series is scheduled to release in 2019. Yankee will follow the story of Malcolm Moriarty (Pablo Lyle), a young entrepreneur from the United States who, to protect [...]

Discovery launches original series with Flow

Discovery will premiere its new original production “Naturaleza Salvaje By Amarok”, on September 27. This new nine-episode series will explore places, habitats and species of Argentina. It will be available Thursdays at 11 pm (local time). After the first episode, the complete season will launch on multi-screen service Cablevisión Flow and in Channel 1 of [...]

Amazon Studios signs deal with “The Handmaid’s Tale” director Reed Morano

Amazon Studios has signed an overall TV deal with Emmy-winning director of “The Handmaids Tale” Reed Morano. She will create original content for Amazon Prime Video. Morano directed the first three episodes of Hulus series. She became the first woman to win an Emmy for drama series directing in 22 years, and also was the [...]