Monthly Archives: March 2019

Chile demands VAT’s payment to foreign OTTs

Chilean Finance Minister, Felipe Larrain, announced that the initial proposal to apply a special tax for OTTs based in countries different from Chile will be replaced by one that contemplates the VATs payment, whose current rate is 19%. The concept is that the same VAT, to which all the regimes without distinction are subject, will [...]

Liberty Latin America acquires 87.5% of UTS

Liberty Latin America entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 87.5% of United Telecommunication Services (UTS), which provides fixed and mobile services to several Caribbean nations. The transaction was made on a cash and debt-free basis, and valued at USD 189 million. The agreement to acquire represents all shares held in UTS by the Government [...]

Conmebol denies having removed Libertadores Cup’s exclusivity to Facebook

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) released a statement confirming the agreement validity with Facebook to exclusively broadcast Libertadores Cups matches played on Thursdays until 2022. According to Paraguayan newspaper Última Hora website, meeting will be held at Conmebols headquarters with representatives of Facebook, Fox Sports and Globo, so that both channels could broadcast the [...]

Bolivia to prepare standard for Netflix to pay taxes

Bolivian National Tax Service (SIN), together with Economy and Finance Ministry are preparing a regulatory project for foreighn companies that offer services through OTTs in the country to pay taxes, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. We are working on a standard. We hope to conclude it and take it to the Legislative Assembly, [...]

CinemaChile expands CNTV series internationally

Chilean National Television Council (CNTV) announced a strategic alliance with CinemaChile to promote local series in international markets. The aim of the agreement is focused on CinemaChile to support this initiative’s diffusion and promotion in markets such as Mipcom (France) and Conecta Fiction (Spain), which will be focused in Chile this year. In addition, CNTV [...]

Apple launches its OTT in more than 100 countries this year

Apple confirmed the launching of its OTT ‘Apple TV +’, which will soon be available in more than 100 countries around the world, in all Apple devices, which will include Macs, Samsung, LG, Sony and Vizio Smart TVs , in addition to Roku and Amazon Fire TV. The company did not give details about the [...]

Apple launches its OTT in more than 100 countries this year

Apple confirmed the launching of its OTT ‘Apple TV +’, which will soon be available in more than 100 countries around the world, in all Apple devices, which will include Macs, Samsung, LG, Sony and Vizio Smart TVs , in addition to Roku and Amazon Fire TV. The company did not give details about the [...]

Cable Color and moTV offer hybrid IPTV and OTT solutions in Honduras

Honduran TV operator Cable Color and provider moTV are bringing a hybrid IPTV/OTT solution for their customers, which will allow them to enjoy live TV, catchup, time-shift and VOD content not only in their STBs, through DVB-C or OTT, but also on laptops, tablets and cell phones. Digital entertainment is moving really fast and consumers [...]

VTR to broadcast Lollapalooza 2019 on VTR Play and Replay TV

Chilean pay TV operator VTR Marketing Manager, Patricio Fuentes, announced that this years music festival Lollapalooza edition will be available for its subscribers on the Replay TV platform, which will allow them to watch the events content again for a 48-hours period. Chilean channel will also broadcast the festival live  through VTR Play application, so [...]

Netflix could remove the entire Pixar catalog to include it in Disney+

Pixar’s films could stop being part of  Netflix catalog to migrate to Disney +, the new OTT that Disney plans to launch at the end of the year. The studio, created in 1979, will be 24 years old in 2019 since it launched Toy Story, its first computerized film, in 1995. Of the 20 feature [...]