Monthly Archives: March 2019

Telcel increases prices of 24 TV plans in Bolivia

Telefonica Celular of Bolivia -Telcel, which commercial brand is Tigo Bolivia-, informed it customers that it has increased 24 TV plans prices through HCF technology. New values are valid since February, and they mainly affect the Basic, Advanced, HD, TV, Triple Play and Home plans. The increase in the service payment belongs to programming costs [...]

TigoUne and Tigo Music to switch off in Colombia

TV channels TigoUne and Tigo Music will no longer be part of Colombian programming grids from April. According to the company, it is a strategic business decision, and it indicated that the channels closure will allow us to focus our efforts and resources in our strongest value, based in building digital highways to more Colombians. [...]

Argentina holds local OTTs meeting

Buenos Aires Web Fest (BAWebFest), the first international web series festival in South America that brings together local and international projects marketed over the internet, had its 2019 edition in Argentina. One of the most outstanding sessions of the day was starred by Felipe Becerra (content manager of Telecom), Gustavo Castro (chief of contents of [...]

Tigo launches Amazon Prime Video in El Salvador

The telecommunications company Millicom – which operates in Latin America under the Tigo brand – ran an agreement with Amazon to include the Amazon Prime Videos offer in El Salvador. The VOD platform is also available in Bolivia, Colombia and Guatemala. In Tigo we look for great partners and brands like ours, in order to [...]

Vivo Brazil’s plans can be modified from its website and app

Braziian Justice ordered telecommunications operator Vivo to allow its clients to change any of their plans through the website and the application of the company. It already offered the changing possibility through the Meu Vivo application, but subscribers could make the alteration only to change to a more expensive plan. Justice request was made last [...]

HGTV to join Discovery Latin America

Discovery Latin America / US Hispanic (DLA / USH) confirmed that it will incorporate the HGTV channel to its Latin American audiences. This way, Discovery expands its lifestyle brands offer, which already includes other similar contents networks such as Discovery Home & Health, TLC and Food Network. In the US, HGTV is located in the [...]

Mexico could also apply a tax to foreign OTTs

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal) considered that Mexico could obtain revenues valued in USD 178.8 million per year if it charges VAT to digital platforms and charges 3% for intermediation services from platforms like Netflix and others. The entity established in its report Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and [...]

Dish and DishLatino return to Univision

Dish and Univision announced a new agreement that will allow Univision Communications channels reestablishment for Dish and DishLatinos customers. The networks restoration ends an almost nine months dispute, in which last June 30th, 2018 the US network stopped broadcasting its Univision, UniMás and Galavisión channels to Dish’s customers, in addition to blocking access to all [...]

Movistar to launch Movistar Play in Argentina

Movistar launched its OTT multi-device Movistar Play in Argentina. The offer is available to  customers who have internet in their homes or postpaid mobile plans, and will allow them to access videos, TV channels and movies – live and on demand – that will be accessible on cell phones, computers, notebooks , tablets and Smart [...]

DirecTV and HBO launch virtual channel for Game of Thrones in Latin America

DirecTV announced that, due to the launch of the eighth and final Game of Thrones season (HBO), its customers will be able to have the first four seasons of the series in its virtual channel, which is available from March 15th until April 14th, when the first of the six episodes that will definitely end [...]