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U.S Justice Department sues to block AT&T-Time Warner deal

The U.S Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner. In a statement, the entity said that the combination of these companies would harm consumers and competition. AT&T/DirecTVs combination with Time Warner is unlawful, and absent an adequate remedy that would fully prevent the harms this merger would cause, the [...]

Comcast and Verizon interested in Fox’s assets

Comcast and Verizon have both expressed interested in acquiring 21st Century Foxs assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters. Earlier this month, Disney has also reportedly been in talks with the media company. The companies have expressed interest in Foxs movie and TV production studios, cable networks FX and National Geographic, and international [...]

Amazon drops plans for TV service: Report

Amazon has abandoned its plans to launch an online streaming service bundling U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. According to the report, the company has also been unable to convince key broadcast and basic cable networks to [...]

Telecom Argentina names Cablevisión’s Moltini as new CEO

Telecom Argentina has appointed Carlos Moltini, Cablevisión chief executive, as its new CEO. The appointment is part of the merger process that will unite both companies in order to become a convergent telecommunications provider and participate in the opening of the sector. “It is a great challenge to assume the leadership in this new stage [...]

Claro Video adds Crackle in Latin America

Claro Video announced that it will add Crackle, Sonys SVOD service, to its entertainment platform in Latin America. Mexico is the first market to launch the service. José Rivera Font, GM & VP, Digital Networks-Latin America at Sony Pictures Television, will participate in the next edition of NexTV Series Colombia & Andean, the leading conference [...]

Chile’s Canal 13 launches video streaming service

Chilean broadcaster Canal 13 has launched Loop, its new on demand platform, which includes both old and new shows of the station. Users must register (free of charge) to get access to the content. Loop is a free subscription (SVOD) project that seeks to take advantage of the contents of Canal 13 to get closer [...]

Conmebol ends TV contract with Datisa

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) decided to end its sponsorship and re-broadcasting contract with Datisa for the 2019 and 2023 editions of the Copa América, one of international soccer’s most famous tournaments. Conmebol said that ended the deal, which was signed in 2013, due to “acts of corruption” related to Fifa-Gate scandal. Datisa had [...]

The OTT Amazon Primes adds more live sports contents

Amazon Prime Video is broadcasting live the matches of the Next Generation ATP Finals tennis tournament. This content is available for subscribers in more than 200 countries, including all Latin America. This is the second time that the OTT broadcasts live sporting events, as it is also broadcasting Thursday Night Football games of the NFL. [...]

Argentinian MSO Cablevisión reached 490 thousand subscribers to the premium pack of local soccer after River-Boca

According to NexTV News, the Argentine telecommunications operator Cablevisión (Grupo Clarín) already has 490 thousand subscribers to the Pack Fútbol, the premium package of two sports channels that allows to watch all the matches of the soccer local championship. That figure was reached after the last weekend, in which the most outstanding classic of that [...]