Monthly Archives: November 2018

Personal and Cablevisión customers can watch the Copa Libertadores final without using data

Clients of the mobile phone company Personal and pay TV operator Cablevisión in Argentina will be able to watch the games of the Copa Libertadores final on multiplatform service Flow, without consuming data, as well as the Personal Fest music festival. The first match of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca and River will be [...]

Atresmedia expands OTT platform

Atresmedia announced the global launch of its OTT platform, Atresplayer, with a subscription model (after a free-month trial) and without commercial breaks. In its international version, the service presents a renewed design and provides access to live content from its linear channels, as well as a library with TV series and news and entertainment shows. [...]

CommScope to acquire Arris

CommScope, a global provider of infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has agreed to acquire Arris International in an all-cash transaction for a total purchase price of approximately USD 7.4 billion, including the repayment of debt. The combination of CommScope and Arris would create a company with approximately USD 11.3 billion in revenue and adjusted EBITDA [...]

Fox Sports to offer complete coverage of Copa Libertadores final

Fox Sports will offer a complete coverage of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca and River. This is the first time that Argentina’s two biggest teams will meet in the final of the most important soccer tournament in America. The first match of the final will be played at the Bocas Bombonera on Saturday, November [...]

Telefónica goes to Court over Cablevisión-Telecom merger

Telefónica Argentina appeared before the Civil and Commercial Justice to challenge the resolution that approved the merger between Cablevisión and Telecom, according to Página 12. The company went to court after receiving no response on the formal protest presented to the National Commission for the Defense of Competition (CNDC), the Commerce Secretariat and the Ministry [...]

“The market tends to concentrate, small operators must create alliances”

José Luis Jacquet Matillon, CEO of El Cuatro, a pay TV operator from Jujuy, in northern Argentina, participated in the recent edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, where he offered his vision on new opportunities in pay TV and stressed the need to partner with other small operators to face the high costs and new [...]

Netflix announces six new animated projects

Netflix unveiled a slate of animated event programming – both feature films and original series. The list includes six new titles, which will join the other seven projects already announced. In this way, the company prepares to compete with Disneys upcoming OTT service. New titles announced include Maya and the three (2021), an animated limited [...]

Minerva selects Verimatrix as Multi-DRM provider

Verimatrix announced that its MultiRights OTT solution has been deployed to secure the new Your TV Now service from Minerva Networks. This solution offers subscribers of Your TV Now a transparent consumption experience by harmonizing multiple DRMs via a common platform for comprehensive security for the multi-screen service. Your TV Now, built on the proven [...]

Mexico’s Totalplay partners with Google for targeted advertising on pay TV

Mexican operator Totalplay (Grupo Salinas) has signed an agreement with Google to offer targeted advertising to its pay TV subscribers. The tests began in November and the solution it is expected to be available to all customers in February next year, Expansión reported. In this way, the company will be able to substitute a linear [...]

Argentina suspends migration of pay UHF services

Argentinas National Communications Agency (Enacom) suspended for two years the migration of pay UHF services operating at frequencies 512-698 MHz to the 12.2 GHz-12.7 GHz band. Through a resolution published in the Official Gazette, the agency suspended the effects of the measure originally adopted in May 2016, which was modified a few months later. Initially, [...]