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Telecom Argentina prioritizes Docsis over copper

During a press conference held within the framework of the 2018 International Telecommunications Seminar (SIT in Spanish), Telecom Argentinas CTO, Miguel Fernández, said that the new company will use Cablevisións HFC network – and Docsis technology – in those cities where it overlaps with Telecoms copper network. “It is a city-to-city strategy, where there is [...]

ESPN airs first live sporting event in 4K

ESPN became the first sports broadcaster to air a live sporting event in 4K in Latin America with the UEFA Champions League semi final between Liverpool and Roma, the company announced is a press release. The game, played on Tuesday, April 24, was available on DirecTV (channel 4000) in Argentina and Peru. The final of [...]

Claro starts offering pay TV in Argentina

Claro (América Móvil) has started offering its new pay TV service via IPTV to a small number of customers in Vicente López, a city located in Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina, according to what NexTV News Latam could find out. Since the beginning of this year the company has the license to offer pay TV in [...]

Perfil prepares multiplatform strategy for its entry into DTT market

Argentinas media group Perfil will soon become a new player in the countrys DTT market. Cristian Hernández, digital director of Perfil Network, will participate in the next edition of NexTV Series Argentina, on May 16 and 17 at the Intercontinental hotel in Buenos Aires. Prior to his participation in the event, the executive spoke with [...]

AT&T cancels IPO for DirecTV Latin America

AT&T announced that it has decided to withdraw its planned initial public offering (IPO) of shares of Vrio, its DirecTV business in Latin America. In a short statement, the company said the decision was made based on current market conditions. Last month, AT&T filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for [...]

Telecentro revamps its TV Everywhere platform

Argentine operator Telecentro has launched an evolution of its TV Everywhere platform, Telecentro Play. The service now integrates new features in the set-top box, as well as the possibility of watching linear live TV on mobile devices. The new application is available free for HD clients. For other TV clients, the monthly price is AR$ [...]

Netflix reached 125 million subscribers in Q118

Netflix added 7.4 million subscribers in Q118 (including courtesy accounts), more than the 6.3 million expected by analysts. The service reached 125 million members worldwide (118.9 million are paid accounts). In the United States, Netflix added 1.9 million members and reached 56.7 million (55.1 million paid accounts). In the international market, it added 5.5 million [...]

Latin America SVOD OTT subscribers reached 18.2 million in 2017

According to Dataxis latest research, as at 2017, Latin America reached 18.2 million of active paid account subscribed to a Video on Demand OTT service (S-VoD). This means an annual increase of 29.8%. Such volume is equal to 25.2% of the total fixed broadband accesses, which indicates it has more room to growth. Netflix remains [...]

NexTV Series Argentina: Technology leaders to analyze the future of TV

Key technology executives will gather in the next edition of NexTV Series Argentina, on May 16 and 17 in Buenos Aires, to discuss the new emerging technology trends that will mark the future of the industry. The new video consumption habits require new strategies to meet the increase demand on multiple screens. NexTV Series Argentina [...]

IFT denies Telmex license to offer pay TV in Mexico

Telmex asked the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) for a license to offer pay TV in Mexico since the company will carry out its functional separation, as it was requested by the regulator. However, the IFT denied that request, according to El Universal. In its separation plan, the company requested that the regulator “confirm the [...]