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NBC Universal’s OTT Peacock already has its release date, prices and catalog confirmed

NBC Universal announced last week during an event with shareholders in New York new details about Peacock, the company’s new OTT. The platform will be launched on April 15th in the US for Xfinity TV customers (Comcast), and will arrive at the rest of that country on July 15th. As detailed, the OTT will have [...]

Peru moves forward on collecting taxes on digital platforms from 2020

Peru is looking for digital platforms such as Netflix and other global companies to pay taxes for the sales they make in the country, starting next year. Claudia Suarez, Head of the  Peruvian Customs and Tax Administration National Superintendence (SUNAT), told Reuters that the initiative could have the country’s Government approval, through an emergency decree. [...]

Brazilian Justice allows 2DC OTT Fox+ direct marketing

Fox is able to redistribute linear channels directly to consumers through the internet in Brazil, after the Brazilian Justice granted the request for suspensive effect on the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) request to the court order obtained by Fox to market the Fox + service. This way, the company can offer the service again, although [...]

Netflix records almost 30 million subscribers in Latin America

Netflix published its numbers and growth rate in the 2017-2019 period throughout the United States and Canada (UCAN); Latin America; Asia Pacific and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). In Latin America, the OTT records 29.4 million subscribers, a 61% growth in relation to 2017, when it had 19.7 million active users. During 2019, into [...]

Ateme powers first live 4K broadcast for TV Cultura in Brazil

Brazilian public broadcaster TV Cultura, part of Fundação Padre Anchieta and recognised for its educational and cultural content, has implemented the Ateme Titan delivery system to realise 4K Ultra HD for the first time. The landmark was reached during the live broadcast of the grand finale of Prelúdio 2019, a reality show dedicated to discovering [...]

Telefonica’s President arrives at Latin America to boost the company’s new plan in the region

Telefónica launched its plan to decouple its operations in Latin America ( not including Brazil) and focus its business in Brazil, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany. The company’s President, José María Álvarez-Pallete, visited Telefonica’s markets in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Venezuela this week to boost the process. At the meetings, the executive shared [...]

WOM would be deploying its FTTH network in Chile

According to what was reported by the Pisapapeles website, the Chilean mobile operator WOM would be working on its FTTH network deployment in the country. As informed by the already mentioned website, a reader claimed to have seen technicians from the company working on the fiber optic installation in areas near the operators store in [...]

CuriosityStream to launch in nine Latin American countries

Non-fiction OTT platform Curiosity Stream, launched by John Hendricks, Discovery Channels founder, came to terms with Millicom to launch in nine Latin American Countries. CuriosityStream’s SVOD platform currently offers a menu of over 2,800 factual and non-fiction titles in genres ranging from science to history, wildlife, food and lifestyle. The platform is already available in [...]

AT&T, DAZN and News Corporation may acquire Fox Sports in Mexico

Mexican media reported that AT&T, DAZN or News Corporation may acquire Fox Sports business in Mexico and all its sports rights, according to the newspaper Reforma, quoted by Radio Formula. Other media such as La Politica Online informed that Jorge Hank Rohn, owner of Grupo Caliente, is another of the main candidates to acquire the [...]