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Mexico’s Izzi deploys FTTH in Monterrey

Mexican operator Izzi Telecom (Televisa) has selected Furukawa to migrate its HFC network to FTTH in its Monterrey plant. The project is expected to last two years and will provide optical cables and connectivity accessories, as well as training in design and in installation of the solution. In a press release, Furukawa said this initiative [...]

DAZN offers Brazilian users live streaming of soccer matches on Facebook and YouTube

Sports streaming platform DAZN has entered the Brazilian market with the transmission of one Serie A match on Facebook and YouTube. In March 2019, the company will launch its OTT SVOD service in the country. Coverage is available free and began on Friday December 7 with the match between Juventus and Inter for the Italian [...]

Launch of AT&T’s new OTT service could find obstacles outside the U.S.

During a presentation with analysts this week, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that the new OTT service that Warner Media plans for Q419 will be initially available in the United States, since “it’s not that simple” to launch it globally, due to specific agreements in each market. Stephenson said they would like this platform to [...]

DirecTV to stop buying satellites, to focus on online video business

AT&T, owner of DTH operator DirecTV, announced that is finished buying satellites. Instead, it will focus on growing its online video business. The announcement was made by John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, in a meeting with analysts. Weve launched our last satellite, Donovan said. In turn, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that AT&T has [...]

Digital content platform ‘Otro’ launches with soccer stars

The new online service “Otro”, focused on the soccer universe, was recently announced globally. It is backed by some of the sport’s biggest stars. It is available in eight languages (including Spanish) and offers a free version with limited access, and a monthly subscription model. Among the soccer stars that support this initiative and participate [...]

AT&T could sell its 10% stake in Hulu

In a meeting with analysts, AT&Ts CFO John Stephens said the company is considering selling off its 10% stake in Hulu, the video streaming service, in order to reduce debt. AT&T owns that stake through WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner) and according to recent estimates, it could be worth USD 930 million. This is a non-strategic [...]

Mediapro launches U-BEAT eSports platform

Spanish group Mediapro announced, at an event held in Barcelona, the international launch of U-BEAT, its new OTT eSports platform, which will offer VOD and live events, as well as exclusive in-house produced content. In a press release, the company said “U-BEAT wants to become a reference among eSports fans from all over the world, [...]

Hemisphere completes acquisition of 75% interest in Snap TV

Hemisphere Media Group announced that it has finalized the acquisition of a 75% equity interest in Snap Global (Snap TV), a leading independent distributor of content in Latin America to broadcast, pay TV and OTT platforms. Snap TV is a company founded by Ariel Tobi that maintains long-standing relationships with the most important broadcast, cable [...]