Monthly Archives: November 2018

Peru’s IRTP signs co-production deal with RTVE

The National Institute of Radio and Television of Peru (IRTP) signed an agreement with the Spanish corporation RTVE to co-produce a series about the daughter of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Recently, IRTP president Hugo Coya traveled to Spain where he met with RTVE executives to develop the agreement, which was signed in mid-November in Lima, [...]

Hemisphere completes acquisition of 75% interest in Snap TV

Hemisphere Media Group announced that it has finalized the acquisition of a 75% equity interest in Snap Global (Snap TV), a leading independent distributor of content in Latin America to broadcast, pay TV and OTT platforms. Snap TV is a company founded by Ariel Tobi that maintains long-standing relationships with the most important broadcast, cable [...]

Several companies interested in Telefónica’s business in Central America

According to the Spanish newspaper El Economista, which cites sources familiar with the matter, Millicom, AT&T and Liberty Latin America are among the groups interested in acquiring Telefónica’s business in Central America. The report also mentions Chile’s Entel, but the company denied that information. Telefónica’s operation in Central America integrates Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, [...]

Fox Sports secures Copa Libertadores rights until 2022

Fox Sports Latin America renewed for another four seasons -from 2019 to 2022- the multi-platform rights in South America to the Copa Conmebol Libertadores, the most important soccer tournament in the region. In a press release, the company said that it will offer the largest number of games in the region. In Brazil, 67 matches [...]

Cinépolis asks to delay release of “Roma” on Netflix

Cinépolis, the Mexican movie theater chain, which also owns the OTT Cinépolis Klic, issued a statement in which it asks Netflix to postpone the release of “Roma” -the movie directed by Alfonso Cuarón- and “respect the traditional theatrical window”, to be able to premiere it in cinemas on November 29. “Roma” has its premiere scheduled [...]

YouTube tests ‘ad pods’ format

YouTube announced that it began testing a new advertising format called Ad Pods, which consists of two ads stacked back to back, where viewers have the option to skip directly to the content. According to the company, a recent user experience research showed that viewers are quite sensitive to the frequency of ad breaks and [...]

Bolivia’s AXS launches DTH service

Bolivian telecoms operator AXS has entered the pay TV market with the launch of its satellite TV service on November 5. According to the company, it will initially be offered in the cities of La Paz, El Alto, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz but it could be extended to the rest of the country. The official [...]

Court again stops Claro’s DTH service in Uruguay

The Administrative Litigation Court (TCA) of Uruguay closed the proceedings through which the telecommunications company Claro (América Móvil) claimed its right to offer satellite TV services in that country. The company had received the DTH license in 2008 and in the last 10 years, it has been facing judicial fights that deny it the possibility [...]

Brazilian pay TV launched Black Friday offers

The pay TV market in Brazil offered promotions and discounts during the Black Friday. The countrys largest TV programmer Globosat and operators Net, Claro, Sky and Oi are participating of this initiative. Globosat launched promotions with its OTT platforms Premiere (soccer) and Combat (fights). The new subscribers will have two free months for the first [...]