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TV Azteca to have an exclusive channel focused on eSports

Mexican TV Azteca ran an agreement valued at USD 5 million with the Allied Sports Entertainment company, in order to launch a TV channel focused on electronic sports 24 hours a day in Mexico and the rest of Latin America, with original productions and a staff specialized in the discipline. Under the agreement, the companies [...]

Omnifilm Entertainment moves towards Latin America with Parade Media

British distributor Parade Media ran an agreement with Canadian production company Omnifilm Entertainment, which will allow the UK company to expand Omnifilm’s presence in Latin America. As stated in the agreement, Parade Media will exclusively represent the Canadian companys current and future productions rights in the Latin American market. Some of the titles involved in [...]

FlixMedia shows exclusive content integrated to Disney releases

Flix Media, a Brazilian company that sells advertising options to be shown in cinemas before the beginning of each film, ran an agreement with Walt Disney World and The World Disney Studios to produce exclusive content, and show in that space the next distributors releases. Contents will be broadcast through Flix Channel, and must last [...]

Optical Networks applies content protection to children on the internet

Peruvian telecommunications company Optical Networks is the first one in the country that generalizes a content filter in its internet offer, in order to improve children protection, according to what is established by the Law for the Promotion for a Safe and Responsible Use of Information and Communication Technologies for children and teenagers (Law N° [...]

Brazil bans OTT D2C Fox+

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) issued a precautionary measure in which it request Fox to restrict Fox+, its direct to final consumer OTT. The Brazilian regulator gave Foz a 30-day period to obey the measure and, in case of not responding to it, the channel will be forced to pay a daily USD 25,800 fine, [...]

Brazil bans OTT D2C Fox+

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) issued a precautionary measure in which it request Fox to restrict Fox+, its direct to final consumer OTT. The Brazilian regulator gave Foz a 30-day period to obey the measure and, in case of not responding to it, the channel will be forced to pay a daily USD 25,800 fine, [...]

Brazil bans OTT D2C Fox+

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) issued a precautionary measure in which it request Fox to restrict Fox+, its direct to final consumer OTT. The Brazilian regulator gave Foz a 30-day period to obey the measure and, in case of not responding to it, the channel will be forced to pay a daily USD 25,800 fine, [...]

Costa Rica puts off VAT collection to foreign OTTs

Nogui Acosta, Costa Rican Finance Vice Minister, informed that the Value Added Tax (VAT) will not be charged to foreign OTTs that provide their services in the country from July 1st. Acosta anticipated that digital platforms will be taxed with VAT (valued at 13%) in the future, but it is still not defined which  OTTs [...]

Short contents OTT Quibi to be launched in 2020

The OTT Quibi (acronym from Quick Bites) will be officially launched next April 6th, 2020 in North America and, later on, it will reach the rest of the world. Subscriptions with advertising will cost USD 4.99 per month. They will last between 10 and 15 seconds and will be shown before the contents. The company [...]