Monthly Archives: February 2019

Profeco and IFT seek to regulate OTTs in Mexico

Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco), together with the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), seek to implement ways to effectively regulate OTTs and apps to protect consumers rights in Mexico, according to José Agustín Pineda, Profecos Telecommunications Deputy Attorney. We have a great challenge, as there is no specific regulation for this type of services today, he [...]

Televisa evaluates merger with Megacable

Televisa Group is evaluating a possible synergy with Mexican Megacable, to strengthen itself in TV and fixed broadband market. Alfonso de Angoita, Executive Co-President of the company, admitted in a conference with analysts that Televisas business merging with Megacable in Mexico has been evaluated.    We believe that there is a great opportunity in combining [...]

Record TV launches news channel to face CNN Brazil

Brazilian FTA Record TV Journalism Department is working to launch a new news channel, scheduled for 2020. It could replace Record News, current 24-hour news network from Record Group , or develop a new project, competing with Record News. Central point for the new channel is to be available for pay TV formats and OTT [...]

SBT to cancel its DTH by conflict with parabolics

Brazilian Television System (SBT), a FTA channel in that country, cancelled its DTH without warning subscribers who tune it there. The reasons for the decision could be because of  a conflict between the channel and the equipment manufacturing companies to get an extra money to load the network programming grid in them. Currently, only those [...]

Record News will be available in Youtube and Facebook

Record Group Brazilian news channel Record News  will be available on Youtube and Facebook Live, as well as its pay TV channel and PlayPlus, VOD platform launched in August 2018. This way, FTA, streaming internet and social media content will be shared by all Record Groups platforms. Making Record TV content available in many platforms [...]

Disney would sell Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico

Finance media Bloomberg reported that, according to people close to the discussion, Walt Disney Company would sell Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico, but it did not give major details on the operation. Bloomberg reported that  Disney has already agreed Fox Sports sale in Brazil with the  Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE), which had already [...]

Fox asks Anatel to file Claro’s lawsuit against Fox+

In response to the lawsuit made by Claro Brazil in Anatel, where it expressed that Fox + – under the name ‘Interactive Sport Plus’ violates the Conditional Access Law (Seac), Fox sent a document in defense of its OTT platform to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel). Document presented by the programmer states that the internet [...]

Chivas could broadcast its football matches only through OTT

Almost three years after the launch of its OTT platform, Chivas TV, which exclusively broadcasts Club Deportivo Guadalajara – known as “Las Chivas” matches – could offer its exclusive content through the platform. José Luis Helguera, CEO of Omnilife Group, said that model in which Chivas TV operates today is not the definitive one. We [...]

TV Azteca could stop broadcasting football

TV Azteca faced rising costs and low advertising demand during last quarter 2018, which impacted its profitability That is the reason why the company is analyzing whether it maintains its football matches broadcasting business in its future plans. Higher costs are significantly related to football teams broadcasts, which affected our EBITDA (consolidated net profit before [...]