Monthly Archives: July 2019

America Movil expects to offer pay TV in Mexico at the end of the year

America Movil expects the Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) to approve the request to offer pay TV in the country. Daniel Hajj, CEO of the company, informed in an analysts conference that they hope to have the license before the end of the year. The executive mentioned that the regulator is making an internal review [...]

Mirada adds Netflix to its iris multiscreen platform

Mirada, leading integrated software solutions provider for digital TV operators and broadcasters, announced the integration of Netflix in its Irish multiscreen platform. Mexican pay TV platform Izzi will be the first to have that integration available. This way, from now on, all Mirada customers with an agreement with Netflix will have the option to provide [...]

StarzPlay acquires upcoming Batman prequel series for Latin America

StarzPlay, the Starz streaming platform recently launched in Latin America, announced the tights acquisition o the Pennyworth drama series, which will premiere in October in Latin America, Germany, Australia, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg and the UK. The series will last 10 episodes and will be produced by Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon. Its  distribution [...]

Oi announces its relaunch with fiber optic

Brazilian telecommunications company Oi presented its strategic plan last Tuesday, which defines the companys direction during the next three years. The operator, which is going through a judicial recovery process, considers the expansion of its services offered through FTTH as its main focus. According to the plan detailed by the company, Oi plans to end [...]

Costa Rica, almost ready to implement the analog blackout

Next August 14th, Costa Rica will implement the analog blackout, by which TV network will only be accessed through digital devices capable of reproducing the ISDB-TB standard format, known as ‘Japanese-Brazilian’, and selected by the country for this process. The Costa Rican Social Assistance Mixed Institute (IMAS) had announced the delivery of STBs to 7,500 [...]

Telcos need to face new technologies to attract more customers

During the last edition of the Nextv Series Colombia event, the leading conference that took place last June 27th at the JW Marriott Hotel in Bogota, Aníbal Mauricio Vasquez Murcia, TV and Video Manager at Telefónica Colombia, Marcelo Salgado, Chief of Television and CNT Channel (Ecuador) and Andres Woodhouse, Sales Director of Castlabs, were the [...]

Luis Miguel series to have a second season next year

After confirming that Mexican singer Luis Miguel’s series will arrive at Mexico’s FTA TV in August, Miguel Aleman Magnani, producer and shareholder of Gato Grande Productions, informed that the series will have a second season starting in 2020. About the story, he said that it will be a continuity of what was seen in the [...]

Venezuela loses more than 70 thousand pay TV subscribers in Q4 2018

In its Telecommunications Area Figures Report belonging to the fourth quarter 2018, Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) recorded 4,623,817 pay TV subscribers in the country. The previous mentioned figure represents a 1.51% fall compared to last years same period, where there were 4,694,862 pay TV subscribers in Venezuela. From the total pay TV subscribers already [...]

Fixed connectivity is still strengthen in Latin American households

During the last edition of the Nextv Series Colombia event, the leading conference that took place last June 27th at the JW Marriott Hotel in Bogota, Monia Gomes, Head of Business Development Latam at WeTek, Efrain Martinez, CTO at ETB Colombia, Camilo Moreno, Engineering Director at Conexion Digital and Angel Vacacela Díaz, CTO at Univisia [...]