Category: OTT / VOD

Disney reveals new details of its OTT strategy

Disney plans to launch its own streaming service in the United States in 2019, which will feature content from Pixar and Marvel studios. During the Code Media conference, held over the course of this week, Disneys chief strategy officer, Kevin Mayer, spoke about the company’s plans for the streaming market, which include investments in Hulu, [...]

Netflix signs megadeal with TV producer Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy, the prolific producer behind American Horror Story and American Crime Story has entered into a multi-year deal to produce new series and films exclusively at Netflix, starting July 1, 2018. According to Variety, the deal is valued at USD250 million-USD300 million. This way, Murphy will exit 20th Century Fox Television, his longtime studio [...]

YouTube to expand Red service to more countries

YouTube plans to expand its subscription service Red to over 100 countries this year, said CEO Susan Wojcicki during a live talk at Recodes Code Media conference this week. YouTube Red first launched in October 2015 in the United States, for USD 9.99, and now is only available in five countries, including Mexico, the only [...]

Viacom plans to launch its own streaming service this year

During its quarterly results call last week, Viacom announced that it plans to launch an ad-supported streaming-video service by September, in the United States, with contents from across its portfolio. What I can say is that it’s going to be significant and it’s also going to be differentiated from what’s in the marketplace today, said [...]

New ESPN streaming service to cost USD 4.99 in the US

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that ESPNs new standalone streaming service, ESPN Plus, will cost USD 4.99 per month. It will be launched in Spring in the United States. Iger said that the service will be available along with a relaunch of the ESPN app. ESPN Plus will feature 10,000 sporting events each year, including [...]

Telefónica launches video recommendation system in Latin America

Telefónica launched a video content recommendation solution in Latin America, designed by Telefónica I+D’s engineering team at the Walqa Technology Park, in Huesca, Spain, elEconomista.es reported. For this product, the company worked with recommendation algorithms, as well as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. “When a user watches a movie, it gives us a lot of [...]

Viacom strikes mobile streaming deal with Telefónica in Latin America

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) announced that it has closed a deal with Telefónica to make a wide range of its TV channels and content available for streaming by subscribers of the Movistar Play platform in Latin America. Beginning in the first semester of 2018, Movistar Play will carry live feeds of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick [...]

Movistar Play to offer RTVE channels in Latin America

Spanish corporation RTVE has signed new distribution deals in Latin America. The company revealed that TVE Internacional, Star HD and Clan channels will be available on Movistar Play streaming platform, which has presence in several markets in Latin America. RTVE also announced the sale of TVE Internacional to two pay TV platforms in Argentina: Claro [...]

Citytv launches on Claro Video in Colombia

Claro Video announced the addition of Citytv to its programming offer in Colombia. This way, customers who have an active pay TV package can now access live the channel, at no additional cost, on the streaming platform. “We understand that there are new ways of watching television, we are aware of that dynamic and we [...]

Latam’s first web series co-produced with Spain begins shooting in Argentina

Argentine production company Cruz del Sur Cine and the Spanish company Aquí y Allí Films began shooting in Buenos Aires “Limbo”, the first Latin American web series co-produced with Spain, as indicated in a press release. It will be launched in May. The series is directed by Fabián Forte (La Corporación, Socios por Accidente) and [...]