Monthly Archives: April 2019

Disney hires Pyne Media to sell Fox Sports in Brazil

Disney hired an independent company to negotiate with potential interested parties, with the aim of selling Fox Sports in Brazil and concluding its merger with Fox. The company also decided to cut funds from Fox Sports until its sale to another media group is done. Pyne Media, ESPNs Global Distribution former President Benjamin Pynes independent [...]

Turner joins Lima 2019 Pan American Games broadcasts in Chile

The company Turner Chile confirmed that it will broadcast Lima 2019 Pan American Games, which will take place from July 26th to August 11th. The event can be watched throughout Chile on Chilevision, CNN Chile and Chilean Football Channel (CDF)s screens. Movistar TV will also broadcast the sports event on pay TV through its exclusive [...]

Netflix to develop 30 new productions in Brazil in the next two years

Netflix announced that it will develop 30 productions in Brazil in the next two years, including original series, films and documentaries. Contents range to be included covers thrillers, romance, comedy and family and children issues. The company will record  its projects in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Cimbres and Tocantins. ‘Brazil has [...]

Millicom’s total ARPU grows thanks to Cable Onda

Tigo (Millicom) presented its first quarter 2019 results report, in which the company informed that its Average Revenue per User (ARPU) increased in a 1.7%,  in line with a 0.6% increase in local currency terms year-on-year, as the impact of weaker currencies was offset by the favorable impact of consolidating Panama, where the company acquired [...]

Fox Sports Mexico begins its sales process

The Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) Plenary approved the candidates proposed by Fox and Disney as Independent Auditor and Disincorporation Agent and, that way, allow Mexican Fox Sports channels sale. With the Agents designation, a six-month period is granted for the sale, extendible in an only opportunity for justified reasons. Once notified, Disney and Fox have [...]

DAZN to develop its first boxing broadcast to Brazil

The sports OTT DAZN will develop its first boxing broadcast in Brazil, with the fight that will face Mexican boxer Juan Francisco Estrada and Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for the World Boxing Councils (CMB) Flyweight Championship, at the Inglewood Forum, in California. Apart from DAZN, the fight will be also broadcast by ESPN Latin America, [...]

HBO Go is also available in Vivo’s catalog

Brazilian pay TV operator Vivo allows its subscribers to access to the HBO Go OTT. The subscription has a USD 9 monthly cost, and can be paid directly into the operator’s account, or with prepaid credits. With this new feature, Vivos customers can access the entire HBO content, either through a subscription or by hiring [...]

Viacom launches its OTT Paramount+ in Latin America on April 30th

Viacom International Media Networks announced it will launch its OTT Paramount + in Latin America. Its catalog will include the companys regional contents, and will be marketed through operators and directly to the consumer. The chosen date for the launch is April 30th through the Brazilian operator Net, to later expand it to the entire [...]

Heineken launches Uefa Champions League’s OTT in Brazil

Heineken launched the new OTT Heineken TV, which provides real-time upgrades during matches played in the UEFA Champions League, broadcast on Facebook. The offer is available throughout Brazil since last April 13th, as part of an agreement between the Dutch beer company and the football competition. The streaming platform, created by the marketing agency Publicis, [...]

Amazon and Google add YouTube on Fire TV and Prime Video on Chromecast

Amazon and Google announced that the official YouTube app will be incorporated into Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TVs Smart TVs and, simultaneously, the Prime Video app will be compatible with Chromecast and devices with Chromecast included. In addition, Prime Video will also be available on some Android TV devices. YouTube TV and YouTube [...]