Monthly Archives: October 2018

Content and Cable segments drive Televisa sales

Grupo Televisa announced its financial results for the third quarter of the year. The company reported that net sales increased by 10.5% to MX$ 25,033 million (USD 1.3 billion), driven by the growth in sales of the Content and Cable segments. In the Content segment, third-quarter sales increased by 21.0% to MX$ 9,710 million (USD [...]

Caribbean operators to discuss new pay TV and OTT models

The fifth edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, on November 1 & 2 at The Biltmore Hotel in Miami, will feature the participation of leading operators from Central America and the Caribbean in a special panel dedicated to new pay TV and OTT models in the region. The panel will discuss topics such as competition [...]

DirecTV loses 73,000 subscribers in Q3

AT&T announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2018. In the report, the group reported that Vrio, the unit that comprises DirecTV businesses in Latin America, registered net losses of 73,000 subscribers during the period (even with gains in Brazil), “due to the completion of the World Cup”. The company ended the quarter [...]

Fox Sports announces anti-piracy summit

Fox Sports Latin America announced that it will organize its first international anti-piracy summit, focused on sports, to be held in Mexico on February 20 & 21. The event will gather clubs, associations, sports federations, TV networks, pay TV operators and regulators to discuss practices to stop the theft of sports content, boost the industry [...]

Apple plans to launch streaming TV service worldwide in 2019: report

Apple is planning to launch its streaming service in more than 100 countries, reported The Information, citing three people familiar with the companys plans. With this initiative, Apple will compete with both Amazon Prime and Netflixs international services. According to the report, the app would be launched first in the United States, during the first [...]

Verimatrix acquires Akamai Identity Services assets

Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, announced the addition of TV Everywhere authentication capabilities with acquisition of the assets that comprise the Akamai Identity Services (AIS) product. This acquisition fits perfectly with our roadmap to streamline content workflows via cloud-based technologies to connect global consumers with great content, [...]

TV Azteca sales up 8% in Q318

TV Azteca reported net sales of MX$ 3.5 billion (USD 182.6 million) in third quarter, up 8% compared to the same period last year. The company reported EBITDA of MX$ 949 million (USD 48.9 million), which represented a growth of 4% compared to Q317. In its Q3 report, TV Azteca CEO Benjamín Salinas highlighted the [...]

Viacom and Porta dos Fundos announce new original series in Brazil

Viacom and Brazilian comedy producer Porta dos Fundos announced the new original series “Homens?, which is expected to premiere in March 2019 on Comedy Central. “Homens?” is the second production of Porta dos Fundos for Comedy Central, the first was “Borges”, which is also available on Netflix. The group also produced “O Grande Gonzalez” for [...]