NexTV News Latin America English http://en.nextvlatam.com Media on the NexTV generation in Latin America Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:52:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Netflix tests instant scene-replay feature http://en.nextvlatam.com/netflix-tests-instant-scene-replay-feature/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:52:56 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/netflix-tests-instant-scene-replay-feature/ Netflix is testing a new feature that would allow its members to restart a scene, the LA Times reported. The streaming giant confirmed the information but said that it has not decided whether if it will remain permanently. “We’re trying out a feature which gives Netflix members the ability to rewatch favorite scenes and memorable [...]

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Netflix is testing a new feature that would allow its members to restart a scene, the LA Times reported. The streaming giant confirmed the information but said that it has not decided whether if it will remain permanently.
“We’re trying out a feature which gives Netflix members the ability to rewatch favorite scenes and memorable moments with the click of a button,” said a Netflix spokesperson. “Right now we’re just looking to learn from it and may or may not roll it out more broadly in the future.”
It is a pop-up feature that appears on screen after certain scenes. It is available only on a section of Netflix library. According to LA Times report, the company declined to provide more details on the duration of the test or the kind of feedback it was receiving.

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Disney reorganizes international business unit http://en.nextvlatam.com/disney-reorganizes-international-business-unit/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:19:52 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/disney-reorganizes-international-business-unit/ Disney appointed the top executives who will head three units of the international business, once the agreement with Twenty-First Century Fox closes. Diego Lerner will continue as President of The Walt Disney Co. Latin America. In the new structure, Rebecca Campbell, current president of The Walt Disney Co. EMEA, will continue in that position and [...]

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Disney appointed the top executives who will head three units of the international business, once the agreement with Twenty-First Century Fox closes. Diego Lerner will continue as President of The Walt Disney Co. Latin America.
In the new structure, Rebecca Campbell, current president of The Walt Disney Co. EMEA, will continue in that position and will add Russia and the CIS region. Current president of Fox Africa and Chairman of Star India, Uday Shankar, will be president of Disney Asia Pacific, and Chairman of Star and Disney India.
In addition, Janice Marinelli will serve as president of global content sales and distribution. All of them will report to Kevin Mayer, chairman of The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment.
“The planned restructuring of our business units outside of the U.S. will result in a stronger, more agile organization, one that is better able to pivot and capitalize on the many opportunities present in today’s fast-changing and increasingly complex global marketplace,” said Mayer.
“Once the acquisition is complete, all three regions will be led by exceptional, highly experienced executives who will combine the ‘best of the best’ talent from both organizations. This new structure and the outstanding leadership team we’ve put in place are clear demonstrations of our strong commitment to integrating operations and thoughtfully executing our strategic priorities around the globe,” the executive added.

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ATVC adds DirecTV as member http://en.nextvlatam.com/atvc-adds-directv-as-member/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:49:14 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/atvc-adds-directv-as-member/ Argentina’s cable association ATVC announced that it has added DirecTV as a member. In addition, the entity renewed its authorities until 2020. Walter Burzaco continues as president. “The addition of DirecTV is an example of the pluralism and full representation that ATVC has built over almost four decades defending the industry, freedom of expression and [...]

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Argentina’s cable association ATVC announced that it has added DirecTV as a member. In addition, the entity renewed its authorities until 2020. Walter Burzaco continues as president.
“The addition of DirecTV is an example of the pluralism and full representation that ATVC has built over almost four decades defending the industry, freedom of expression and national integration,” the association said in a statement.
ATVC gathers more than 700 pay TV companies throughout the country. The provincial pay television associations of La Pampa, Entre Ríos, Santa Fe, Buenos Aires and Córdoba are also members.
In the new Board of Directors, which has a mandate until 2020, there are representatives of Telecentro, Supercanal and Red Intercable, among others. Jorge Di Blasio and Armando Ametrano remain as 1st and 2nd vice-presidents, respectively, while Telecentro’s Juan Zuccoli is now secretary general and Hernán Verdaguer is pro-secretary.

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Eutelsat, The Switch partner for global satellite and fiber network http://en.nextvlatam.com/eutelsat-the-switch-partner-for-global-satellite-and-fiber-network/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:32:18 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/eutelsat-the-switch-partner-for-global-satellite-and-fiber-network/ Satellite operator Eutelsat has partnered with The Switch to provide a new, independent offer delivering a satellite and fiber video contribution network. This will provide content producers and distributors with the ability to transmit feeds on a minute-by-minute basis to and from large parts of the globe. Simultaneously, broadcasters and content producers within Eutelsat’s satellite [...]

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Satellite operator Eutelsat has partnered with The Switch to provide a new, independent offer delivering a satellite and fiber video contribution network. This will provide content producers and distributors with the ability to transmit feeds on a minute-by-minute basis to and from large parts of the globe.
Simultaneously, broadcasters and content producers within Eutelsat’s satellite footprint will gain access to The Switch’s extensive global fibre network, including 53 physical points-of-presence, as well as connections to U.S. tech leaders, major global broadcasters and more than 180 sports organizations, venues and rights holders.
This partnership leverages the resources of three Eutelsat satellites covering Europe, Africa and the Americas. In a press release, Eutelsat said that further satellites may be added in the future to extend the reach of the solution.

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FilminLatino streaming service to shut down http://en.nextvlatam.com/mexican-ott-service-filminlatino-to-shut-down/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:07:13 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/mexican-ott-service-filminlatino-to-shut-down/ The Mexican Cinematography Institute (Imcine) announced that the OTT service FilminLatino will shut down on January 1. Through her Twitter account, María Novaro, Imcine director, said that it is “a well-founded and necessary decision to be able to promote Mexican cinema in a more comprehensive, inclusive and effective way”. Given this situation, Oscar-winner Guillermo del [...]

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The Mexican Cinematography Institute (Imcine) announced that the OTT service FilminLatino will shut down on January 1. Through her Twitter account, María Novaro, Imcine director, said that it is “a well-founded and necessary decision to be able to promote Mexican cinema in a more comprehensive, inclusive and effective way”.
Given this situation, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro offered help and asked Novaro to enter into a dialogue in order to prevent the platform from disappearing. According to the filmmaker, “many people without access to film libraries find in this a window to the cinema”. “For me it is interesting as an instrument that can work outside capital cities,” he added on Twitter.
In turn, filmmaker Arturo Ripstein also expressed his opposition. “The shutdown or possible shutdown of FilminLatino is a very hard blow to independent and peripheral movies and filmmakers,” he said, according to the Aristegui Noticias site. Ripstein’s filmography is one of the most- watched on the service.
FilminLatino was launched in July 2015 through a partnership between Imcine and the Spanish OTT platform Filmin. The goal was to create a space to show films from Mexico and Latin America, among other titles. According to the 2017 Mexican Film Statistics Yearbook, FilminLatino offered more than 1,600 titles that year, with more than 63,000 registered users and around 1.5 million visits.

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Sony Pictures Television announces new programming http://en.nextvlatam.com/sony-pictures-television-announces-new-programming/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:14:46 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/sony-pictures-television-announces-new-programming/ During the Upfront held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced the programming news of Canal Sony and AXN, which includes new series, Crime Scene investigation-franchises and entertainment shows. Canal Sony will premiere “Grand Hotel”, a new series produced by Eva Longoria and that revolves around the secrets, revenges and betrayals between the [...]

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During the Upfront held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced the programming news of Canal Sony and AXN, which includes new series, Crime Scene investigation-franchises and entertainment shows.
Canal Sony will premiere “Grand Hotel”, a new series produced by Eva Longoria and that revolves around the secrets, revenges and betrayals between the owners and the workers of the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach.
In addition, the channel will air “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and will also premiere “AGT: The Champions”, a spinoff of “America’s Got Talent”. Before the end of this year, on December 20, Canal Sony will broadcast a TV special about the Mexican band REIK.
In 2019, AXN will premiere “Carter”, the series starring Jerry O’Connell, and “The Fix”, co-written by Marcia Clark, the famous prosecutor of the case against O.J. Simpson. The channel will also release “Reckoning”, the new original production of Sony Pictures Television, and there will be new seasons of “NCIS”, “Hawaii 5-0”, “Criminal Minds” and “Absentia”.

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Mediapro submits offer for Bolivia national team rights http://en.nextvlatam.com/mediapro-submits-best-offer-for-bolivia-national-team-rights/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:38:54 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/mediapro-submits-best-offer-for-bolivia-national-team-rights/ Spanish group Mediapro offered USD 13 million for the broadcasting rights to Bolivian national team for the qualifiers Qatar 2022, reported the Bolivian Soccer Federation (FBF in Spanish). Mediapro submitted the higher offer for rights to nine games. The Ecuadorian Servinsky offered USD 9.6 million and Full Play from Argentina USD 8.3 million. The opening [...]

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Spanish group Mediapro offered USD 13 million for the broadcasting rights to Bolivian national team for the qualifiers Qatar 2022, reported the Bolivian Soccer Federation (FBF in Spanish).
Mediapro submitted the higher offer for rights to nine games. The Ecuadorian Servinsky offered USD 9.6 million and Full Play from Argentina USD 8.3 million. The opening of envelopes was made on December 10 at FBF’s offices.
BFB’s administrator Denis Ramírez said that a commission will be created to review the legal and technical documentation to determine whether the requirements are met. The qualifiers for the next World Cup will begin in South America in October 2019.

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Flow adds 29 channels in Uruguay http://en.nextvlatam.com/flow-adds-29-channels-in-uruguay/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:50:17 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/flow-adds-29-channels-in-uruguay/ Cablevisión Uruguay added 29 live channels to Flow, its multi-screen service, and thus expanded the content offer by more than 30%. In addition, it expanded its on demand library. Some of the channels that joined the platform are AMC, Europe Europe, Telemundo, Food Networks, TCL, Hola TV, Lifetime, Net TV, 26 TV, BBC, TV Pública [...]

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Cablevisión Uruguay added 29 live channels to Flow, its multi-screen service, and thus expanded the content offer by more than 30%. In addition, it expanded its on demand library.
Some of the channels that joined the platform are AMC, Europe Europe, Telemundo, Food Networks, TCL, Hola TV, Lifetime, Net TV, 26 TV, BBC, TV Pública and Crónica TV. Some of these signals also added on demand content.
Cablevision HD customers can access Flow at no additional cost, while basic and digital subscribers will have a free-month trial. After this period, the service costs URU$ 185 (USD 5.7) per month, in addition to monthly subscription.

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Acorn TV expands to more countries in Latin America http://en.nextvlatam.com/acorn-tv-expands-to-more-countries-in-latin-america/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:36:54 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/acorn-tv-expands-to-more-countries-in-latin-america/ North America’s streaming service Acorn TV, which offers British and international content, announced that is now available in thirty new countries, including Paraguay, Bolivia, Venezuela and Uruguay. Launched in Canada and the United States in 2011 Acorn TV quickly became a reference for premium entertainment from British and international television. In June 2018, it expanded [...]

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North America’s streaming service Acorn TV, which offers British and international content, announced that is now available in thirty new countries, including Paraguay, Bolivia, Venezuela and Uruguay.
Launched in Canada and the United States in 2011 Acorn TV quickly became a reference for premium entertainment from British and international television. In June 2018, it expanded its reach to 12 markets in Latin America.
Now, the platform added other 30 new markets, including Spain, Denmark, Finland, India and Australia. In addition, it is now available in more South American countries: Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Guyana, as well as the Caribbean.
“Acorn TV is doing phenomenally well in North America, so we’re thrilled to continue to take the Acorn TV experience globally with 30 new countries. We are excited for global fans of British and international drama and mystery to discover the wonders of Acorn TV with addictive series featuring stellar acting, beautiful settings, and gripping storylines,” commented Matthew Graham, SVP and GM for RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV.
Acorn TV belongs to RLJ Entertainment, a privately owned subsidiary of AMC Networks, which also owns the OTT service UMC (Urban Movie Channel).

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Mediapro launches Mediapro Labs, a new talent incubator http://en.nextvlatam.com/mediapro-launches-mediapro-labs-the-new-talent-incubator/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:14:03 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/mediapro-launches-mediapro-labs-the-new-talent-incubator/ Mediapro presented Mediapro Labs, a new content hallmark that aims to identify digital audiovisual talent with whom to forge associations and produce new ideas and formats. The project is designed to produce a minimum of one audiovisual project in categories such as fiction, entertainment programmes, documentary series, eSports and podcasts. This iniciative will be co-directed [...]

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Mediapro presented Mediapro Labs, a new content hallmark that aims to identify digital audiovisual talent with whom to forge associations and produce new ideas and formats. The project is designed to produce a minimum of one audiovisual project in categories such as fiction, entertainment programmes, documentary series, eSports and podcasts.
This iniciative will be co-directed by Maya Maidagan, Digital Content Director for the Mediapro Group, and Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi, who will primarily focus their attention on the selection process for fiction projects through their production company Suma Latina, and in association with Mediapro, the co-production of the winning project
Although Mediapro Labs is based in Madrid, Spain and the projects will be from that country, the contents could then be available in Latin America, where Mediapro has a strong presence.
“It goes without saying that the industry must implement change to adapt to the radical disruption the content business is currently undergoing, and Mediapro Labs is one of the Mediapro Group’s investments in this direction. Innovating in the world of audiovisuals is risky, but Mediapro Labs wants to give a clear ‘yes’ vote to innovative and distinctive projects,” commented Maidagan.

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