Monthly Archives: December 2018

IVC Networks now available on DirecTV Latin America

Pay TV channel IVC Networks announced that it is now available on DirecTVs programming lineup for Latin America and the Caribbean. IVC is an international channel in Spanish, aimed at young audiences with contents of entertainment, sports, music and cinema. In addition, it has its own studios and equipment, so it has a variety of [...]

FilminLatino will not shut down, says Imcine

The Ministry of Culture and the Mexican Cinematography Institute (Imcine) said in a joint statement that FilminLatino will continue to operate. Last week, the Head of Imcine, Maria Novaro, announced that the streaming service was shutting down. “FilminLatino will continue to guarantee the rights of audiences to access Mexican cinema,” the statement said. “We will [...]

Netflix tests instant scene-replay feature

Netflix is testing a new feature that would allow its members to restart a scene, the LA Times reported. The streaming giant confirmed the information but said that it has not decided whether if it will remain permanently. We’re trying out a feature which gives Netflix members the ability to rewatch favorite scenes and memorable [...]

Disney reorganizes international business unit

Disney appointed the top executives who will head three units of the international business, once the agreement with Twenty-First Century Fox closes. Diego Lerner will continue as President of The Walt Disney Co. Latin America. In the new structure, Rebecca Campbell, current president of The Walt Disney Co. EMEA, will continue in that position and [...]

ATVC adds DirecTV as member

Argentina’s cable association ATVC announced that it has added DirecTV as a member. In addition, the entity renewed its authorities until 2020. Walter Burzaco continues as president. “The addition of DirecTV is an example of the pluralism and full representation that ATVC has built over almost four decades defending the industry, freedom of expression and [...]

Eutelsat, The Switch partner for global satellite and fiber network

Satellite operator Eutelsat has partnered with The Switch to provide a new, independent offer delivering a satellite and fiber video contribution network. This will provide content producers and distributors with the ability to transmit feeds on a minute-by-minute basis to and from large parts of the globe. Simultaneously, broadcasters and content producers within Eutelsats satellite [...]

FilminLatino streaming service to shut down

The Mexican Cinematography Institute (Imcine) announced that the OTT service FilminLatino will shut down on January 1. Through her Twitter account, María Novaro, Imcine director, said that it is “a well-founded and necessary decision to be able to promote Mexican cinema in a more comprehensive, inclusive and effective way”. Given this situation, Oscar-winner Guillermo del [...]

Sony Pictures Television announces new programming

During the Upfront held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced the programming news of Canal Sony and AXN, which includes new series, Crime Scene investigation-franchises and entertainment shows. Canal Sony will premiere “Grand Hotel”, a new series produced by Eva Longoria and that revolves around the secrets, revenges and betrayals between the [...]

Mediapro submits offer for Bolivia national team rights

Spanish group Mediapro offered USD 13 million for the broadcasting rights to Bolivian national team for the qualifiers Qatar 2022, reported the Bolivian Soccer Federation (FBF in Spanish). Mediapro submitted the higher offer for rights to nine games. The Ecuadorian Servinsky offered USD 9.6 million and Full Play from Argentina USD 8.3 million. The opening [...]

Flow adds 29 channels in Uruguay

Cablevisión Uruguay added 29 live channels to Flow, its multi-screen service, and thus expanded the content offer by more than 30%. In addition, it expanded its on demand library. Some of the channels that joined the platform are AMC, Europe Europe, Telemundo, Food Networks, TCL, Hola TV, Lifetime, Net TV, 26 TV, BBC, TV Pública [...]