Monthly Archives: December 2018

Axtel sells a portion of its business to Televisa

Mexican telecommunications company Axtel announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell a portion of its fiber (FTTX) mass market business, for MX$ 4.7 billion (USD 234.5 million), to Grupo Televisa. In a press release, Axtel said it has transferred 227,802 mass market customers, 4,432 km of FTTx fiber optic network and other [...]

Fox launches new digital advertising strategy

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Latin America has launched a new digital content distribution strategy, called Fox Amplified Network (FAN), which will offer advertisers the possibility to reach new audiences and associate their brands with the Group’s Premium content through two models: FAN Player and FAN Social. FAN Player is a video player owned by FNG [...]

GoMusic launches smart TV app

GoMusic, the OTT platform that offers live and VOD music concerts and shows, announced the launch of a new smart TV app, in partnership with Foxxum. It will be available in more than 30 brands in Latin America. The new app will include 100% of the library, features, agenda, live broadcasts, benefits and promotions of [...]

DirecTV signs ad sales deal with Viacom

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has signed an ad sales deal with DirecTV. In this way, Viacom will be the exclusive advertising sales representative of the operator for Argentina and Uruguay. The DirecTV platforms, which include the sports channels DirecTV Sports, DirecTV Sports 2, DirecTV Sports+ and the digital platform, as well as OnDirecTV, and [...]

FNE approves Turner purchase of CDF

Chilean anti-trust regulator FNE approved, with conditions, Turners acquisition of soccer broadcaster Canal del Fútbol (CDF). “This acquisition, given the mitigation measures offered, will not substantially reduce competition, the FNE said in a statement. Through its official website, the FNE said that it approved with mitigation measures in Phase 2 the acquisition agreement through which [...]

Conmebol makes official the TV rights to Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana

The Council of the South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) approved the allocation of TV rights for competitions for the 2019-2022 season, including the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. As already announced in October, Facebook will broadcast the Copa Liberadores next year. The social network bought the exclusive rights of Thursday night matches, while the [...]

Win launches TV app, seeks to grow in the Peruvian market

Fixed broadband operator Win, which belongs to the Optical Networks group and offers services through fiber optic, has reached more than 50,000 subscribers in the Peruvian market, after one year of operations. For next year, the goal is to double the number of subscriptions. For this, the company decided to launch added-value services to its [...]

Oscar de la Hoya: “Pay-Per-View is dead”

In the press conference of the fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Michael “Rocky” Fielding at Madison Square Garden, former world boxing champion and founding partner of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar de la Hoya, said that “the Pay- Per-View is dead” and streaming is now the new model. In October, Golden Boy and DAZN announced [...]

Dish Mexico and Hispasat partner to offer satellite internet service

Mexican DTH operator Dish has partnered with Hispasat to offer a new high-quality broadband satellite service through ON Internet. With this initiative both companies are looking to bring the Internet to areas with poor or no connectivity, promoting development and helping to bridge the digital divide in Mexico. The new service will be focused on [...]