NexTV News Latin America English http://en.nextvlatam.com Media on the NexTV generation in Latin America Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:11:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 IMG launches Serie A Pass OTT in Latin America http://en.nextvlatam.com/img-launches-serie-a-pass-ott-in-latin-america/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:09:22 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/img-launches-serie-a-pass-ott-in-latin-america/ IMG announced the launch of Serie A Pass, a global OTT service delivering live coverage of every game from the top Italian League, in Latin America and Brazil. The subscription will cost USD 8.99 per month or USD 59.99 for an annual pass. The product, which will be available from the start of the new [...]

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IMG announced the launch of Serie A Pass, a global OTT service delivering live coverage of every game from the top Italian League, in Latin America and Brazil. The subscription will cost USD 8.99 per month or USD 59.99 for an annual pass.
The product, which will be available from the start of the new season on August 18, will include all live games, match replays and additional magazine and archive programming in 21 countries across the region.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company owns the rights to the Italian League. However, it has not yet reached agreements with any pay TV network of the region. For this reason, the Italian soccer will be available, for the moment, through the new service.
Serie A Pass – www.seriea-pass.com – will be available on desktop, tablet and mobile and via apps on IOS and Android devices to include Chromecast and Apple airplay.

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Oi speeds up FTTH deployment in Brazil http://en.nextvlatam.com/oi-speeds-up-ftth-deployment-in-brazil/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:40:54 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/oi-speeds-up-ftth-deployment-in-brazil/ Brazilian telecommunications company Oi expects to reach 1 million FTTH home passed in 19 cities this year, and 6 million by 2020. In order to achieve this goal, the strategy is to reuse the transport network to create the fiber accesses. According to the company’s executives, when taking advantage of the current infrastructure, the total [...]

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Brazilian telecommunications company Oi expects to reach 1 million FTTH home passed in 19 cities this year, and 6 million by 2020. In order to achieve this goal, the strategy is to reuse the transport network to create the fiber accesses.
According to the company’s executives, when taking advantage of the current infrastructure, the total cost falls between 30% and 50% compared to traditional deployment methods. And the launch time of products is also reduced. Oi’s fiber optic transport network has 350,000 km in 2,000 cities.
To move forward with this strategy, the operator has already started a pilot project in the city of Cabo Frio, in Rio de Janeiro, with speeds of 50, 100 and 200 Mbps. According to Oi, eight weeks after the deployment, the fiber service captured 18.3% of market share, Tele.Síntese reported.
Bernardo Winik, Oi’s commercial director, said the prices will be determined according to each market, depending on the existence of other ISPs or major competitors.

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CNN ranks as #1 global news brand http://en.nextvlatam.com/cnn-ranks-as-1-global-news-brand/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:13:50 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/cnn-ranks-as-1-global-news-brand/ CNN announced that it ranked as the #1 global news brand in June 2018, in desktop and mobile audience size across the US and 24 key international markets, including some countries in Latin America. According to data from ComScore, CNN reached 166 million multiplatform unique visitors. Right behind are BBC (161 million unique visitors), HuffPost [...]

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CNN announced that it ranked as the #1 global news brand in June 2018, in desktop and mobile audience size across the US and 24 key international markets, including some countries in Latin America.
According to data from ComScore, CNN reached 166 million multiplatform unique visitors. Right behind are BBC (161 million unique visitors), HuffPost Global (115 million), The New York Times Brand (112 million), Yahoo News (109 million) and BuzzFeed (99 million).
CNBC, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, Euronews, Sky News, and other international news brands trail CNN by more than 100 million multiplatform unique visitors and fall outside of the top 5 ranking. Data includes The United States, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Spain, among other markets.

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DHE to premiere “Taken” in Latin America http://en.nextvlatam.com/dhe-to-premiere-taken-in-latin-america/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:49:44 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/dhe-to-premiere-taken-in-latin-america/ DHE announced that it will premiere exclusively for Latin America the series “Taken”, based on the films of the same name. It will be available on September 20. The series tells the story of young Bryan Mills who, after saving a passenger train from a terrorist attack, is recruited by the CIA, where he will [...]

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DHE announced that it will premiere exclusively for Latin America the series “Taken”, based on the films of the same name. It will be available on September 20.
The series tells the story of young Bryan Mills who, after saving a passenger train from a terrorist attack, is recruited by the CIA, where he will use his military skills in high-risk missions, protecting innocent lives and fighting international criminals, all while fight with the demons of his past.
“Taken” stars Clive Standen (Vikings, Robin Hood). The cast is completed by Jennifer Beals (The Nigth Shift, Castle) and Jessica Camacho (The Flash, Sleppy Hollow) among others. In the United States the series already has two seasons and is broadcast on NBC.

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Facebook to live stream Champions League games in Latin America http://en.nextvlatam.com/facebook-to-live-stream-champions-league-games-in-latin-america/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:44:09 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/facebook-to-live-stream-champions-league-games-in-latin-america/ Facebook has secured rights to broadcast certain UEFA Champions League games in Spanish-speaking Latin American territories until 2021, UEFA said on Wednesday. The social network will live stream for free 32 live matches each season, including the final and UEFA Super Cup. “UEFA is pleased to announce the award of certain media rights to Facebook [...]

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Facebook has secured rights to broadcast certain UEFA Champions League games in Spanish-speaking Latin American territories until 2021, UEFA said on Wednesday. The social network will live stream for free 32 live matches each season, including the final and UEFA Super Cup.
“UEFA is pleased to announce the award of certain media rights to Facebook in Latin America, which will see Facebook become the exclusive free-to-air home for certain UEFA Champions League live matches across Spanish-speaking territories during the 2018-21 cycle”, said the entity in a release. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The matches will be available on the UEFA Champions League Facebook Page. Wednesday highlights and magazine programmes will also be shared each match-week on Facebook. The partnership kicked off on Wednesday, August 15, with the UEFA Super Cup.
“We’re proud to be the exclusive free-to-air home for UEFA Champions League matches across Latin America for the next three years,” said Peter Hutton, Facebook Head of Global Live Sports Programming. “This world-renowned competition exemplifies how sports can connect communities, so we look forward to helping fans watch these live matches together and are committed to working closely with our great partners at UEFA to deliver an innovative viewing experience.”

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Telecom Argentina 1H18 revenues up 29.1% http://en.nextvlatam.com/telecom-argentina-1h18-revenues-up-29-1/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:17:34 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/telecom-argentina-1h18-revenues-up-29-1/ Telecom Argentina announced that during the first semester of 2018, consolidated revenues increased by 29.1% compared to the same period last year to AR$ 64,179 million (USD 2,155 million), mainly driven by cable TV (Cablevisión), Internet and mobile services. According to the group’s report, Telecom Argentina registered a net loss of AR$ 4,912 million (USD [...]

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Telecom Argentina announced that during the first semester of 2018, consolidated revenues increased by 29.1% compared to the same period last year to AR$ 64,179 million (USD 2,155 million), mainly driven by cable TV (Cablevisión), Internet and mobile services.
According to the group’s report, Telecom Argentina registered a net loss of AR$ 4,912 million (USD 165 million) in 1H18, while Ebitda reached AR$ 23,296 million (USD 782 million), up 36.6% from the first half of 2017.
Only in the second quarter, revenues were AR$ 33,481 (USD 1,124 million), while revenues of services reached AR$ 30,634 million (USD 1,029 million). Mobile services accounted for AR$ 11,453 (USD 384.5 million), Internet services reached AR$ 7,574 (USD 255 million), cable TV services AR$ 7,206 (USD 242 million), fixed telephony and data AR$ 4,327 million (USD 125 million) and other services AR$ 74 million (USD 2.5 million).
Mobile operator Personal reached 18.6 million customers in Argentina. Telecom also recorded 4.1 million broadband accesses and 3.5 million CATV subscribers (143,000 clients belong to the operation in Uruguay).

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Argentina’s convergent bill delayed once again http://en.nextvlatam.com/argentinas-convergent-bill-delayed-once-again/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:37:30 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/argentinas-convergent-bill-delayed-once-again/ Through a resolution published in the official gazette, the Ministry of Modernization of Argentina extended for a 90-days period the deadline for the presentation of a preliminary draft bill of the Convergent Communications Law. The new regulation will reform, update and unify the Audiovisual Communication Services Law (Law No. 26,522) and the Argentina Digital Law [...]

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Through a resolution published in the official gazette, the Ministry of Modernization of Argentina extended for a 90-days period the deadline for the presentation of a preliminary draft bill of the Convergent Communications Law.
The new regulation will reform, update and unify the Audiovisual Communication Services Law (Law No. 26,522) and the Argentina Digital Law (27,078). The resolution 490/2018 of the Ministry of Modernization was published on August 13 and marks the fourth postponement, El Cronista reported.
In early 2016, the Government announced the creation of a drafting commission for the Convergent Law. In order to elaborate the bill, meetings and seminars were held with different actors of the industry. However, the document is not yet available. Once it is presented, the Executive Power will send it to Congress.

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Netflix announces premiere date for new Colombian original series http://en.nextvlatam.com/netflix-announces-premiere-date-for-new-colombian-original-series/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:59:02 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/netflix-announces-premiere-date-for-new-colombian-original-series/ Netflix announced that new Colombian original “Wild District” will premiere on October 19. The action series will feature 10 episodes and will be available to Netflix members in the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. “Wild District” is created by Cristian Conti and directed by Javier Fuentes-León and Carlos Moreno. It was entirely filmed [...]

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Netflix announced that new Colombian original “Wild District” will premiere on October 19. The action series will feature 10 episodes and will be available to Netflix members in the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
“Wild District” is created by Cristian Conti and directed by Javier Fuentes-León and Carlos Moreno. It was entirely filmed in Colombia and produced by Dynamo, which also has another project with Netflix, still without name.
The series follows Jhon Jeiver (Juan Pablo Raba), a lethal guerrilla fighter who escapes the jungle after the signing of the Colombian Peace Agreements. He arrives in Bogotá escaping from his past, and tries to reinsert himself in society while looking to reconnect with his long lost family. But he soon finds himself wrapped in a web of crime and corruption, struggling to understand the ways of the concrete jungle, protect his family from his past, and faced with the moral dilemma of choosing what side of the law he wants to be on.
“Wild District” also stars Cristina Umaña (Narcos, Sala de Urgencias, Todos Quieren con Marylin) and Camila Sodi (Luis Miguel La Serie, Señorita Pólvora, Camino A Marte), among other local actors.

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Kudelski transfers STB and CAM businesses to Neotion http://en.nextvlatam.com/kudelski-transfers-stb-and-cam-businesses-to-neotion/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:42:33 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/kudelski-transfers-stb-and-cam-businesses-to-neotion/ Kudelski Group announced that it has transferred its SmarDTV conditional access module (CAM) and set-top box businesses to SmarDTV Global, a newly set up entity affiliated with Neotion. The transaction will close by the end of the month. According to the group, upfront cash consideration for the transaction amounts to USD 20 million, subject to [...]

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Kudelski Group announced that it has transferred its SmarDTV conditional access module (CAM) and set-top box businesses to SmarDTV Global, a newly set up entity affiliated with Neotion. The transaction will close by the end of the month.
According to the group, upfront cash consideration for the transaction amounts to USD 20 million, subject to customary closing adjustments, with the potential for additional earn-out payments that are primarily based on CAM and set-top box sales volumes in the period up to the end of 2021. Kudelski retained certain assets and all patents, which are licensed to SmarDTV Global.
In a statement, Kudelski said its operating entities, Nagra and Conax, will continue to manage the commercial relationships with their customers for CAMs and will market and sell SmarDTV Global’s CAMs in their respective markets. “Kudelski and Neotion will also work closely together during a transition period to ensure a smooth handover of the relevant business activities”, the group added.
André Kudelski, Chairman and CEO, stated, ”This transfer of assets to a well established player is part of the Kudelski Group’s strategy to focus on core activities in which it has or will reach critical mass and profitability to fund on-going growth initiatives. In this transaction, we are placing a lot of attention on preserving our customers’ interests and ensuring their full satisfaction over time.”
Neotion is a French high-tech company established in January 2000 that offers innovative solutions for the different TV markets.

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Toolbox beats expectations with soccer World Cup http://en.nextvlatam.com/toolbox-beats-expectations-with-soccer-world-cup/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:04:32 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/toolbox-beats-expectations-with-soccer-world-cup/ Toolbox, specialist in the development of OTT services and platforms, shared some data on the performance of its technology during the soccer World Cup 2018. The company was in charge of supporting the online platforms of important customers in Latin America, including operators and content providers. According to the company, “Toolbox technology exceeded the expectations [...]

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Toolbox, specialist in the development of OTT services and platforms, shared some data on the performance of its technology during the soccer World Cup 2018. The company was in charge of supporting the online platforms of important customers in Latin America, including operators and content providers.
According to the company, “Toolbox technology exceeded the expectations for the World Cup”. The company said it recorded the highest consumption peaks in OTT platforms, exceeding more than 7 million logins from the Cloud Pass user validation product, “which had an excellent performance, reflected in user satisfaction”.
In turn, 50% of the online transmissions with Toolbox technology occurred between Argentina and Colombia. Venezuela ranked third in use of platforms and apps to watch the World Cup. On the other hand, the company explained that Argentina, Ecuador and Panama doubled the number of users in their countries in platforms and apps during the sporting event, compared to the previous month.
The company also said that registrations reached almost 6 million devices, including Desktop, iOS and Android. Notebooks and PCs were the preferred devices for users authenticated through Toolbox, with more than 70% of total.
Mobile devices reached almost 30% of use, with Android as the preferred operating system, surpassing one million connected devices.
“We are happy to have exceeded both internal and our customers’ expectations,” said Matias Lassalle, Regional Sales Manager of Toolbox. “It was definitely an event that motivated us to continue working focused on improving the experience of our customers and their users,” he added. Data includes users from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, the Caribbean, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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