Monthly Archives: January 2019

Honduras gets ready for analogic blackout in 2020

Honduran analog blackout will take place next January 1st, 2020, as established by Telecommunications National Commision (Conatel), but Honduras has been working on it since October 2013, warning TV companies to begin TDT migration process. Currently, from the 431 Honduran broadcasters, 223 had made the migration, and the other 198 still have to complete it. [...]

Telefonica will produce original series with Telemundo

Telefonica reached a series co-production agreement with Telemundo International Studios through Movistar +, which will thus have original content for its Movistar Series network. Telemundo will have the rights for the US, Movistar + for Spain, and it was not reported who will have them for Latin America. Telefonicas purpose is to produce between 12 [...]

Vivo Play prepared Oscar nominated films selection

Brazilian VOD Vivo Play has prepared a selection with Oscar awards 2019 nominated films.  Special is available until February 25 and features movies such as “Nace una estrella”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “N ° 1 Player”. Special, called Corrida pelo Oscar (Oscar Run) and, although films are already available, prices of each title were not revealed [...]

QubitTV wants to reach 60 thousand cinephiles

Argentine OTT QubitTV modified its catalog -of classic Hollywood titles, independent films and national cinema movies- to reach 60,000 clients in the next 18 months focused on cinephile audience, with Filmin (Spain), LaCinetek (France) and Filmstruck (US) models. We carry out  French and German films festivals, BAFICI  We Promote all of them in QubitTV and [...]

Netflix makes Mexican box office decrease 4.6% in 2018

According to Cinematographic Industry National Camara (Conacine) data, Mexican box office decreased 4.6% in 2018 compared with the previous year, due to OTT VOD providers offers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Clarovideo. In 2018, box office prices increased 5.8% compared to 2017, according to a Conacine report. Netflix did not include Mexico in its [...]

Bolivia gets ready for analog blackout’s first step

Bolivian Regulation, Inspection and Transportation Authority (ATT) will carry out the analog blackout in La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz de la Sierra cities next November. Gustavo Pozo, Telecommunications Vice Minister, informed that, in a second step, process will continue in 2022 in intermediates and capital cities, and in the rest of the country in [...]

New Mexico City FTA network to launch in 2Q 2019

Mexico City FTA network, which was granted to businessman Francisco Aguirre Gómez, Radio Centros CEO, will be launched no later than July, as reported by specialized website Mediatelecom. I am the networks owner and it will be on air in this years first half. We are also going to include multiprogramming. We will take no [...]

Endemol and Discovery Latin America relaunch MasterChef Mexico

During Natpe 2019, Endemol Shine International and Discovery Networks Latin America came to terms to renew several non-fiction formats broadcasting rights in their new seasons. Among the most prominent is MasterChef Mexico, produced in Latin America by Endemol Shine Boomdog. Cooking reality also renewed its seasons for the two versions  broadcasted in the United States, [...]

America Movil subsidiary requested Pay TV license in Mexico

An America Movil subsidiary -the group that also includes Telmex- would have requested at the end of 2018 to the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) the authorization to offer video and “restricted television” (pay TV) in Mexico, according to what business local newspaper El Economista reported. The newspaper also supports that “several sources consulted on regulation [...]