Monthly Archives: October 2019

Nextv CEO Latin America to have a new edition in Miami

The most important executives from TV, video and OTT companies will meet again in a new Nextv CEO Latin America  edition, the annual conference focused on debating the future of TV in the region. The event is taking place this November 5th and 6th at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami. More than 80 [...]

Movistar to offer Viacom’s SVOD OTT Noggin in Colombia

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Americas announced that Movistar Colombia will offer Noggin, Nick Jrs SVOD OTT, starting on November 1st. The platform will be launched in the country for TV and broadband customers at first, and later for mobile ones.  Through this agreement, we can provide Noggin to Movistar preschool audience, our Nick Jr. [...]

Sky Brazil makes it difficult for CNN to enter its programming grid

Before entering the Brazilian market, CNN ran an agreement with Claro Brazil, in order to distribute its contents in the country. Now, CNN is trying to negotiate with Sky to add its contents to an intermediate package from the pay TV operator, but  Sky rejected the news TV network proposal. According to specialized Brazilian media [...]

Netflix trains professionals to produce original content in Colombia

A Netflix team trained 30 professionals in the Colombian audiovisual industry for the development of 4K productions in the country, in two workshops held this month at the Cinemateca Distrital de Bogota. We are sure that Colombia is a country with a lot of potential, in which we are betting on in a long term, [...]

Megacable expands its subscribers base and record 4.8 million distributed STBs

In its Q3 2019 financial results report,  its OTT Xview recorded 716 thousand subscriptions, a 15.3% growth against the previous quarter. The company also noted that during Q3, 109 thousand subscribers of the HD service were added, which amounted to 911 thousand customers, and that 83% of its subscriber base is digital, with 4.8 million [...]

Viacom to produce shows for Facebook Watch in Latin America, Europe and Asia

Viacoms Digital Studios International (VDSI) unveiled a partnership with Facebook to produce a slate of shortform content for Facebook Watch in key international markets. The international arm of Viacoms digital studio production unit will utilize its regional production hubs to make content for Facebook Watch audiences in Latin America and Asia, as well as the [...]

Netflix plans to invest about USD 87 million in Brazilian productions in 2020

Netflix will invest R$ 350 million (USD 87 million) in Brazilian productions during 2020 and will launch up to 30 new titles for that market. Greg Peters, Chief Product Officer at Netflix, said the investment will focus on new series and seasons of existing titles. The announcement was made during Futurecom, a telecommunications and technology [...]

HBO Max would arrive at Latin America in 2021

During an event held yesterday in the US, WarnerMedia reported all its HBO Max OTT details, including its price, content, original productions and international plans for the platform, which will finally be launched in May 2020 in the US, and would arrive at Europe and Latin America in 2021, according to several specialized websites. It [...]

RTVE to launch new OTT in Americas in 2020

At the end of 2018, Radio Television Española (RTVE) had announced the launch of its RTVE Play OTT in Latin America, Canada and the US, scheduled for this year, but the platforms premiere was delayed for reasons that were not reported. But, as published by several media in Spain, Maria Jesus Perez Gomez, International Sales [...]

Movistar premieres its second Peruvian series next November 15th on Movistar Play

Following its series production plan in several Latin American countries, Movistar launched the trailer of El dia de mi suerte, its second original series produced in Peru, and announced it will premiere next November 15th on Movistar Play. The series is a four-episode comedy inspired by Puerto Rican singer Hector Lavoe visit to Lima, in [...]