Monthly Archives: October 2018

Industry leaders to discuss the value of exclusive content in pay TV competition

The next edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, on November 1 & 2 in Miami, will have an executive panel that will discuss the value of exclusive content in pay TV competition, with the participation of DirecTV Colombia and premium TV networks Fox and HBO. The panel will feature José Daniel Gómez, general manager of [...]

Warner Bros shuts down DramaFever

DramaFever, the streaming platform service focused on Korean drama and other Asian programming, has shut down its global service on October 16. The announcement was made by Warner Bros in a statement. Today, Warner Bros. Digital Networks will be closing its DramaFever OTT service due to business reasons and in light of the rapidly changing [...]

Funimation ends partnership with Crunchyroll

Anime distributor Funimation, which belongs to Sony Pictures Television, will end on November 9 its contract with SVOD service Crunchyroll (now owned by AT&T), after two years of partnership and with the goal of expanding globally. According to a memo sent by Gen Fukunaga, Funimations president and CEO, the decision was made as a result [...]

Ultravision deploys Nagra’s Conax Go Live solution in Mexico

Nagra announced the first cloud deployment of its Conax GO Live solution in Mexico, with the operator Ultravision, which will deploy a multi-screen pay TV service. Ultravisions new multiscreen service UltraTV, which is expected to launch this month, will enable its subscribers to watch linear pay TV channels in Puebla, Mexico using their iOS or [...]

Chile passes new anti-piracy law

The Chilean Senate approved, by 17 votes in favor and one abstention, the initiative that modifies the General Telecommunications Law to set penalties for the illegal decoding of satellite pay TV signals. The regulation establishes that anyone who commercialize or distribute a protected pay TV signal illegally, or who, in the same way, import, distribute [...]

DAZN signs millionaire contract with boxing star Canelo Alvarez

Sports streaming platform DAZN, which belongs to Perform Group, has signed with Saul Canelo Alvarez the “most lucrative contract in sports history”, for USD 365 million, and will live stream the next 11 fights during five years. The contract surpasses that of Giancarlo Stanton, who signed a 13-year, $325 million pact with the Miami Marlins [...]

Roku to resume sales in Mexico

Roku announced that the company will resume sales of its streaming devices in Mexico in the coming weeks, after a favorable ruling from the 11th Collegiate Court in CDMX. Todays decision is an important victory for Roku and its Mexican distributor, Latamel Distribuidora, S. de R.L. de C.V. and Mexican retailers in the legal battle [...]

Netflix beats Q3 expectations and reaches 137 million users

Netflix added 7 million members in Q318, more than the 5 million expected by the company, and reached 137.1 million users globally (130 million are paid accounts), according to its third quarter report. In this way, the streaming giant recovers from the second quarter, where it added fewer subscribers than expected. During Q3, Netflix added [...]