Monthly Archives: October 2018

Mega to launch new TV channel

Chilean broadcaster Mega (Grupo Bethia) will launch in January 2019 the new pay TV channel Mega Plus, which will target an audience of men and women of 35-50 years old. The investment for this initiative exceeds USD 1.5 million in technology. It will have informative shows that will approach news in a different way, with [...]

Brazilian pay TV market loses 25,000 subs in September

According to data from Brazilian regulator Anatel, the pay TV market had 17.79 million active contracts in September, which represented a fall of 2.34% (over 426,000 customers) in the last 12 months, and of 0.14% (over 25,000 subscribers) compared to August 2018. Claro group lost about 68,000 subscribers in September, most of them, around 40,000, [...]

Viacom bets on original short-form content, expands Noggin in Latin America

Ezequiel Fonseca Zas, SVP Multiplatform Digital Strategy & Marketing of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Americas, spoke to NexTV News Latam about the plans for 2019, which include the expansion of the Noggin app, which will shortly announce an important agreement, and the production of original short-form content for social media. The executive will [...]

Amazon denies plans for ad-supported video service

During the third-quarter earnings call, Amazon executives said the company has no plans to launch an ad-supported video service for its Fire TV devices. We have no plans to build an ad-supported Prime Video offering for free at this time, said Amazon investor relations director Dave Fildes. In August, The Information reported that Amazon was [...]

Televisa unveils new original series

Televisa held its 2019 Upfront in Mexico where it revealed its new programming lineup to clients, advertisers and agencies, among others. The event also had the participation of the countrys President-elect Andres Manuel López Obrador. The new content offer will include short and dynamic formats, with a multiplatform approach. Some of the titles are “Fábrica [...]

America TeVe launches digital platform

America TeVe announced the launch of its digital platform, producing content that can be seen directly in social media such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms. The initiative is lead by Executive VP Emilio Braun Burillo. These contents will be produced from its new studios at America TeVe and distributed worldwide to all Spanish-speaking [...]

FilmStruck OTT service to shut down in November

Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced that the FilmStruck streaming service, available in the United States and Europe, will shut down on November 29. According to Variety, two sources familiar with the matter said the decision was made prior to AT&Ts closing the Time Warner deal. In any case, it is aligned with WarnerMedias [...]

Megacable’s Xview grows 18.8% and nears 400,000 subscribers

Mexican operator Megacable announced its Q318 results. The video segment grew by 7.1% (210,000 net additions) compared to the same period last year, and reached 3.2 million subscribers. Xview, the next generation multiscreen service, reached 395,000 subscribers, up 18.8% from previous quarter. According to the company, Xview had a positive performance, both in terms of [...]