Category: OTT / VOD

Roku to resume sales in Mexico

Roku announced that the company will resume sales of its streaming devices in Mexico in the coming weeks, after a favorable ruling from the 11th Collegiate Court in CDMX. Todays decision is an important victory for Roku and its Mexican distributor, Latamel Distribuidora, S. de R.L. de C.V. and Mexican retailers in the legal battle [...]

Netflix beats Q3 expectations and reaches 137 million users

Netflix added 7 million members in Q318, more than the 5 million expected by the company, and reached 137.1 million users globally (130 million are paid accounts), according to its third quarter report. In this way, the streaming giant recovers from the second quarter, where it added fewer subscribers than expected. During Q3, Netflix added [...]

Telefónica integrates Netflix in Brazil

Telefónica, which operates in Brazil under the Vivo brand, is integrating Netflix into its IPTV platform. The process will be carried out gradually and automatically, starting this month. The operator’s customers who also have a Netflix subscription can now directly access the streaming video service through Vivo TV set-top box and remote control. The integration [...]

Amazon Prime Video offers titles from the 2018 Guadalajara Film Festival

Amazon Prime Video has added to its catalog in Mexico more than 25 titles from the 2018 Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), including the Jury Prize winner for Ibero-American Narrative Feature, “Vivir y otros ficciones”. Other titles available are “El Espanto” (Argentina), the FICG Jury Prize Ibero-American doc winner; Wiñaypacha (Peru) which took home FICGs [...]

AT&T plans to launch new streaming service in 2019

AT&Ts WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner) plans to launch a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019, the unit CEO John Stankey said in a statement. We are committed to launching a compelling and competitive product, the executive said. The new initiative will be anchored by HBO as a lead brand, and [...]

Ultravision prepares to launch new multiscreen service

Mexican operator Ultravision is preparing to launch a new multiscreen TV service before the end of this year. For this initiative, the company has selected Broadpeak solutions. Ultravision will rely on Broadpeaks BkM100 video delivery manager, BkS400 HTTP video cache servers, and BkS350 origin packager. By monitoring live and on-demand content, and then caching popular [...]

Netflix produces six original series in Colombia

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said during an event held in Bogotá, Colombia, that the company is producing six original series in the country. The executive also confirmed that Mexican original “La Casa de las Flores” will have another two seasons. In total, 70 original contents are being filmed in Latin America. To the already announced [...]

Crackle launches on Claro Video in Colombia

Claro Video announced that it has added Crackle, Sony Pictures Televisions digital platform, to its entertainment offer in Colombia. Users can subscribe Crackle for CO$ 10,000 per month (USD 3.3), after a free-month trial. “Claro Video’s offer continues to grow steadily, with the addition of Crackle to the platform in Colombia, we have the possibility [...]

Mexico wants 30% local content quota for OTT services

The Mexican Chamber of Deputies will ask streaming platforms such as Netflix, Claro Video and Blim to include 30% of national productions in their content library. “We intend that, in the case of cinema, platforms such as Blim, Claro Video and Netflix establish a 30% national productions quota. Platforms like Netflix are worth 80 billion [...]