Monthly Archives: March 2019

Movistar Chile recorded 27 thousand subscribers to Netflix in 2018

Movistar Chile announced that since October 27th, 2018, fixed and mobile customers can subscribe and pay Netflix from their monthly invoices. The company became the first telecommunications business in the country and the first Telefonica Groups  operation in Latin America to include this benefit in its offer, which recorded 27 thousand subscribers to the OTT [...]

IFT requests USD 3.2 million from MVS to broadcast with a FTA channel in CDMX

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) defined that Comband S.A. de CV, a subsidiary to which MVS Comunicaciones transferred its restricted TV concession titles in 2015, must pay a  USD 3.2 million restitution to begin its FTA TV broadcasts in Mexico City and 17 other municipalities of the country through its own digital TV channel. Comband has [...]

Netflix to increase its subscription prices in Mexico and Brazil

Netflix informed that it will modify its monthly subscriptions rate to all its clients in Mexico and Brazil. Both countries had not been affected by increases in the OTT subscriptions that were announced in more than 40  Latin American countries and the United States. New prices are ruled from Thursday, March 14th. According to what [...]

Brazil discusses on VOD and pay TV regulations between 2019 and 2020

Brazilian National Film Agency (Ancine) published on the Oficial Union Newspaper the regulatory agenda of strategic issues that will be reviewed between 2019 and 2020. According to the entity, the document is a result from an internal  agencys areas and Brazilian society consulting process. The document foresees to regulate VOD segment, where it will focus [...]

DAZN arrives at Latin America with a new sponsorship model

DAZN Group announced significant changes in its structure.  In the Latin American Spanish market, where DAZN was not launched as an OTT yet, it created an innovative off-the-shelf network called DAZN +. In addition, the sports platform VOD ePlayer was renamed, and its new denomination is DAZN Player. This is a decisive moment for DAZN, [...]

Rakuten TV develops its international expansion

Rakuten TV, OTT platform based in Spain that includes films and TV series in its offer, announced its expansion to more than 30 European countries, which could also include Asian and Latin American markets. The platform produced its first own film in 2018 and is available under free TVOD and SVOD models. Jacinto Roca, CEO [...]

Izzitv includes Netflix app in Mexico

Mexican telecommunications company Izzi announced Netflixs app will be available for all clients who have hired Izzitv. The company clarified that none of its products includes its integrated subscription to Netflix and, to get access to its content, clients must be subscribed to the OTT. According to Netflix, it is an application similar to the [...]

Tigo Une to expand to other 26 Colombian locations

Mauricio Ramos, CEO of Millicom in Colombia -where the company operates under the Tigo brand-, gave details about the investment that the company is making in the country and explained that it has stopped being a regional operator to deploy a project at a national level, which is already present in more than 1 million [...]

New TV addressable advertising standard to be deployed in 2020

Disney, Turner, NBC, CBS and Discovery, together with Smart TVs company Vizio, formed the  Open Addressable Ready Project (OAR), a partnership for the development and deployment of a new standard for addressable advertising on Smart TVs. Full deployment is planned for the beginning of 2020. We all recognize the most important goal of this initiative [...]

YouTube Premium and YouTube Music are launched in Argentina and Uruguay

YouTube Premium, Googles OTT SVOD non-advertising version already available in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico, was launched in Argentina and Uruguay together with YouTube Music, the music streaming platform developed by YouTube. YouTube Premium (previously known as YouTube Red), has applications on iOS and Android, and is also available through its own website. Its [...]