Category: OTT / VOD

New OTT service ClickVeo! launches in Uruguay

ClickVeo!, a new streaming video platform, has launched in Uruguay with a catalog dedicated to national audiovisual production. According to local daily El Observador, the service includes nearly 3,000 titles of films, series, documentaries and music. Fabián Curzio, ClickVeo! Director explained to El Observador that the price of the monthly subscription is UR$ 180 for [...]

Crackle expands in Costa Rica with Cabletica

Sonys SVOD Crackle announced that is now available on Cabletica platform. Customers of the Costa Rican operator can subscribe for USD 3.5 per month. This way, customers gain access to Crackle’s library, which includes titles such as “Absentia”, the original series that premieres this month, and other productions such as “Preacher”, “Snatch: The Series” , [...]

Huawei to launch video service in Spain

China’s Huawei has teamed up with Atresmedia to create the new streaming service Huawei Video, which will be launched in Spain and Italy during the first quarter of 2018.   Atresmedia will be a “key content partner”. The new service will be available on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The platform will have a free [...]

IFT: Less than 20% of pay TV customers subscribe to OTT services

According to data from Primera Encuesta 2017, Usuarios de Servicios de Telecomunicaciones survey, conducted by Mexican regulator IFT, less than 20% of pay TV users also subscribe to OTT services such as Netflix, Blim or Claro Video. According to the data, published by El Financiero, millennials are the group that most subscribe to these services. [...]

AT&T teams up with Motorola on Moto Mod to cast DirecTV Now

According to Android Authority, AT&T is planning to launch a new smartphone-controlled add-on device – developed together with Motorola – that casts DirecTV Now service to TV. The Mod, called AT&T Mobile TV Cast, includes a stick that users can plug into any compatible TV set, allowing them to watch DirecTV Now on larger screens. [...]

Netflix takes on debt to buy more content

Netflix announced that it plans to offer USD 1.6 billion in new debt to fund the production and acquisition of new content, as well as potential strategic purchases. Netflix intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, investments, working capital [...]

Formula 1 in talks with Netflix for streaming deal

F1’s Managing Director of Commercial Operations Sean Bratches said in a press conference that Liberty Media is in talks Netflix over a possible rights deal for 2018 season. Liberty Media has always focused on the expansion of multimedia services. We believe that in todays world we need a greater openness to the internet and in [...]

Mexico’s IFT closes case against América Móvil

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) ruled that América Móvil and its subsidiary Telmex did not engage in monopolistic practices by offering Claro Video streaming service free of charge to its customers, Mexican daily El Universal reported. This way, IFT ordered closing the file. In January 2014, Totaplay (Salinas Group), filed a complaint against América Móvil [...]

Major studios and streaming platforms sue Kodi-powered TickBox TV

Major Hollywood studios and Amazon and Netflix are suing TickBox TV, a Kodi-powered streaming device, alleging the company allows mass infringement of their copyrighted films and television shows, according to The Hollywwod Reporter. Universal, Columbia, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Warner Bros are the studios behind the legal battle, along with the OTT companies. [...]

Hollywood studios launch Movies Anywhere digital locker service

The new service Movies Anywhere – backed by major Hollywood studios and digital retailers – allows users to purchase and store their movies in a digital locker for viewing on multiple connected devices. This initiative, launched last week, is led by Disney and features Fox, Warner, Sony and Universal films. Users can connect Movies Anywhere [...]