Monthly Archives: May 2019

Brazil moves towards against TV channels piracy

Last April 22nd, Brazilians National Film Agency (Ancine), National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) together with the Federal Police met with Carrefour supermarket networks authorities to request that the company remove Android TV Box Tx2 STBs, which were offered through Carrefours loudspeakers in a store located in San Pablo, highlighting that the device makes it possible to [...]

Telecom Argentina records 602 thousand Flow STBs in Q1 2019

In its Q1 2019 financial results report, Telecom Argentina recorded 602 thousand Flow STBs acquired. These number almost doubles the one presented at the same period 2018, when customers with Flow STBs were 312 thousand. Telecom also mentioned it has added Netflix to Flows STB. In addition, customers with a STB and a Netflix account [...]

America Movil request authorization to offer pay TV in Mexico again

America Movil sent a formal request to the Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), in which it asks the regulator  to get authorized to enter the TV market in the country again, either via satellite or internet. Some of the arguments presented by the company in the request were that enabling TV access for any of [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses almost 170 thousand subscribers in April

Pay TV in Brazil continues adding cancellations. According to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) of that country, during the last 12 month-period, the cancellations number recorded 899.36 thousand homes. This way, Brazil closed  April with 17.17 million subscribing homes, and 168.94 thousand cancellations related to March. According to figures from April 2019 published by Anatel, [...]

Disney adds new professionals for its operations in Latin America

The Walt Disney Company Latin America announced this week new it has decided to add more professionals from The 21st Century Fox, ESPN and Disney for the region, In addition, the company reported that, from now on, Media Networks operations will be in charge of Guillermo Tabanera  They will all report to Diego Lerner, President [...]

OTT & VOD distributors look for new monetization content models

During the first day of the Nextv Series Argentina event, the leading conference that took place on May 14th and 15th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buenos Aires, organized by Dataxis, the panel New VOD & OTT distribution models for TV and cinema productions was developed with Paula Castellanos (Toolbox), Victor Tevah (Go! Live your [...]

Telefonica starts its Latin American series productions in Peru

After announcing that it will produce original series in Latin America, Telefónica started to develop the first one in Peru. The new production is entitled One day you’re young and, according to the company, its premiere is planned for September this year, and will have eight episodes of 25 minutes each. The following productions will [...]

Cotel relaunches its pay TV offer

Bolivian Telecommunications Cooperatives (COTEL) General Manager, Fernando Dips, informed that the company will make changes in its pay TV offers, starting next June 1st. One of the most outstanding news is that all the companys pay TV content catalog will be available in HD. In addition, it was reported that customers already subscribed will have [...]

Tigo reaches more than one million homes in Bolivia

The telecommunications company Millicom -which operates in Latin America under the Tigo brand-, is now available in more than one million households in Bolivia. According to the company, that was possible because of the company’s investment to develop a coaxial fiber optic network in the country. The investment of the company is estimated at USD [...]