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Roku to resume sales in Mexico

Roku announced that the company will resume sales of its streaming devices in Mexico in the coming weeks, after a favorable ruling from the 11th Collegiate Court in CDMX. Todays decision is an important victory for Roku and its Mexican distributor, Latamel Distribuidora, S. de R.L. de C.V. and Mexican retailers in the legal battle [...]

Brazilian operators demonstrate 8k video streaming over 5G technology

Brazilian operators Claro and Net (both part of the América Móvil group), together with the Chinese company Huawei, are conducting the first live demonstration in the country of Ultra HD 8K video streaming over a 5G experimental network. Contents are provided by TV Globo. For this initiative, work began in July this year, reaching a [...]

StarTV to add OTT services to TV offer in 2019

Mexican DTH operator StarTV is working on partnerships with OTTs services to complement its content offering. In 2019, it will offer well known platforms, said in an interview with NexTV News Latam the companys general director, Bruno Pruneda. Meanwhile, the company moves forward with its ‘double play’ package that integrates pay TV with satellite Internet. [...]

AT&T plans to launch new streaming service in 2019

AT&Ts WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner) plans to launch a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019, the unit CEO John Stankey said in a statement. We are committed to launching a compelling and competitive product, the executive said. The new initiative will be anchored by HBO as a lead brand, and [...]

Dish Mexico, Digicel and Liberty CTOs to discuss the future of TV technologies

Key technology executives will gather in the next edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, on November 1 & 2 in Miami, to discuss the new emerging technology trends that will mark the future of the industry. The changes in consumption habits and the growth of multiscreen services pose new challenges for operators. In this context, [...]

Ultravision prepares to launch new multiscreen service

Mexican operator Ultravision is preparing to launch a new multiscreen TV service before the end of this year. For this initiative, the company has selected Broadpeak solutions. Ultravision will rely on Broadpeaks BkM100 video delivery manager, BkS400 HTTP video cache servers, and BkS350 origin packager. By monitoring live and on-demand content, and then caching popular [...]

Millicom to acquire Panama’s Cable Onda

Millicom announced that it is acquiring a controlling 80% stake in Panamas Cable Onda. The transaction values 100% of the company at an enterprise value of USD 1,460 million, with a cash consideration of approximately $1,002 million, the group said in a statement. The deal is expected to close by year-end 2018. The selling shareholders [...]

Roku adds Amazon Prime Video in Latin America

Amazon Prime Video is now available on the Roku streaming platform in Latin America. This gives users access to a popular collection of movies, TV episodes and Prime Original series, available at no additional for Prime Video members. The countries where Prime Video is available are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, [...]

Mediapro to launch eSports OTT platform

Mediapro prepares to launch, before the end of this year, a Spanish-speaking OTT service dedicated to eSports, according to Expansión. It will be available globally but with special focus on Spain and Latin American markets. According to the report, the group expects to reach five million users within five years. The service will initially be [...]