Category: OTT / VOD

Web series “Limbo” to premiere on Playz

Limbo, the first Latin American web series co-produced with Spain, will premiere on June 25 on Playz, RTVE’s free digital content platform, available throughout Ibero-America. The eight-episode series was created by the Argentine production company Cruz del Sur CINE together with the Spanish company Aquí y Allí Films. In March of this year, RTVE joined [...]

Atresmedia and Televisa team up to launch telenovelas SVOD service

Atresmedia has signed an agreement with Televisa to launch Novelas Nova, a new subscription VOD service within Atresplayer that will include “the largest library of telenovelas in Spain,” according to a statement. The platform will initially offer 5,000 hours of content. Novels Nova will add series that have not been available in Spain, as well [...]

Record TV to launch streaming platform

Brazilian Grupo Record plans to launch a new streaming platform after the World Cup, called PlayPlus, which will include own and third-party content from companies such as ESPN and the SVOD service PlayKids, according to O Globo newspaper. The service will be available on PCs and apps for mobile devices and it will also include [...]

Brazil approves proposal to tax VOD services

The Superior Council of Cinema (CSC in Portuguese) unanimously approved the proposal that provides a hybrid model for the collection of the Contribution to the Development of the National Film Industry (Condecine in Portuguese) on VOD services. “The result is seen as an advance in the search for a balanced model that serves all sectors [...]

Acorn TV launches in Latin America

North Americas streaming service Acorn TV, which offers British and international content, is now available in twelve Latin American countries through Roku devices and via acorn.tv. The monthly subscription costs USD 4.99 per month. The launch in Latin America includes Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru. [...]

Digital platforms to pay VAT in Colombia

Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas said that in June, digital platforms from abroad, among them Netflix, will have to pay VAT in the country. “Today, June 1st, begins the period from which all digital platforms, wherever they are, that sell goods and services to tax residents in Colombia are obliged to charge VAT,” said the [...]

Movistar Play to live stream Peru’s qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup

Movistar announced that it will broadcast on pay TV and through its streaming platform Movistar Play, Peru’s matches at home in the qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, and all of its friendly matches. The coverage will be available through Movistar Deportes channel. “As a gold sponsor of the Peruvian national team, we are [...]

Movistar Play offers 39 live channels in Colombia

Movistar announced that it is offering a new package with 39 live channels through the Movistar Play app. The service costs Co$ 29,900 (USD 10.3) per months for clients, and Co$ 35,900 (USD 12.4) for non-clients. The package includes ESPN, Fox Sports, TNT, Fox, Disney, Cartoon Network, Cablenoticias, El Tiempo, CNN and the exclusive Movistar [...]