NexTV News Latin America English http://en.nextvlatam.com Media on the NexTV generation in Latin America Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:56:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Disney hires Pyne Media to sell Fox Sports in Brazil http://en.nextvlatam.com/disney-hires-pyne-media-to-sell-fox-sports-in-brazil/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:24:51 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/disney-hires-pyne-media-to-sell-fox-sports-in-brazil/ Disney hired an independent company to negotiate with potential interested parties, with the aim of selling Fox Sports in Brazil and concluding its merger with Fox. The company also decided to cut funds from Fox Sports until its sale to another media group is done. Pyne Media, ESPN’s Global Distribution former President Benjamin Pyne’s independent [...]

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Disney hired an independent company to negotiate with potential interested parties, with the aim of selling Fox Sports in Brazil and concluding its merger with Fox. The company also decided to cut funds from Fox Sports until its sale to another media group is done. Pyne Media, ESPN’s Global Distribution former President Benjamin Pyne’s independent consultancy, will be in charge of the entire Fox Sports sales project.

The measure responds to an Economic Defense Administrative Council’s (CADE) requirement to approve Disney-Fox merger. Disney owns ESPN and, to avoid concentration in the sector, it must get rid of Fox Sports. The same process took place in Mexico, ordered by the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT).

The sports OTT DAZN has expressed to be interested in buying Fox Sports in Brazil. The OTT actually has the rights to broadcast football matches from Brazilian Third Division championship. Apart from that, it also has an active agreement with Rede TV for the South American Cup and Italian Championship’s rights sublicenses.

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Turner joins Lima 2019 Pan American Games broadcasts in Chile http://en.nextvlatam.com/turner-joins-lima-2019-pan-american-games-broadcasts-in-chile/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:08:14 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/turner-joins-lima-2019-pan-american-games-broadcasts-in-chile/ The company Turner Chile confirmed that it will broadcast Lima 2019 Pan American Games, which will take place from July 26th to August 11th. The event can be watched throughout Chile on Chilevision, CNN Chile and Chilean Football Channel (CDF)’s screens. Movistar TV will also broadcast the sports event on pay TV through its exclusive [...]

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The company Turner Chile confirmed that it will broadcast Lima 2019 Pan American Games, which will take place from July 26th to August 11th. The event can be watched throughout Chile on Chilevision, CNN Chile and Chilean Football Channel (CDF)’s screens. Movistar TV will also broadcast the sports event on pay TV through its exclusive channel ‘Lima 2019’, on channels 19 (SD) and 719 (HD).

Marco Antonio Cumsille, Sports Executive Producer in Turner Chile, expressed himself on the special features developed to the event’s broadcast, and said that ‘we will have and ultra HD equipment, with mobiles brought from Europe. The idea is to put these games at the Olympic Games level, but in America, with Chileans competing to achieve medals’. There will also be two teams installed in Lima to follow the competing Chilean athletes.

‘For the Olympic Committee and the Team Chile it is great news that Turner broadcast the Pan American Games live. It is the best way to spread the effort and achievements of our athletes, so we are happy and very grateful that they have made this decision’, said Miguel Angel Mujica, Chilean Olympic Committee’s President. Lima 2019 Pan American Games will be inaugurated next July 26th, in a ceremony that will take place at the National Stadium. The event will bring together 6,680 athletes from 41 countries across the Americas.

Roman Guasch, Turner’s Sr Director and Business Development, will be one of the speakers that will take part of the ‘OTT and the new mobile entertainment business’ panel in the Nextv Series Argentina event, organized by Dataxis. Gustavo Castro, Content Manager of Movistar, will also be present on it. The event will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Buenos Aires, on May 14th and 15th.

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Netflix to develop 30 new productions in Brazil in the next two years http://en.nextvlatam.com/netflix-to-develop-30-new-productions-in-brazil-in-the-next-two-years/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:51:32 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/netflix-to-develop-30-new-productions-in-brazil-in-the-next-two-years/ Netflix announced that it will develop 30 productions in Brazil in the next two years, including original series, films and documentaries. Contents range to be included covers thrillers, romance, comedy and family and children issues. The company will record  its projects in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Cimbres and Tocantins. ‘Brazil has [...]

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Netflix announced that it will develop 30 productions in Brazil in the next two years, including original series, films and documentaries. Contents range to be included covers thrillers, romance, comedy and family and children issues. The company will record  its projects in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Cimbres and Tocantins.

‘Brazil has an extraordinary talent and a great stories long tradition, which is why we are very excited to increase our commitment in the Brazilian creative community. These 30 projects, which are in several production  stages in different parts of the country, will be held in Brazil and they will be watched worldwide’, said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Contents Executive Director.

Some of the projects to develop by the OTT are the iconic 1980s comic series O Menino Maluquinho, scheduled for 2021. Part of the comedies that will stand out are Ricos de Amor (produced by Anana Produções) and Carnaval,  directed by Leandro Neri and produced by Listrada Shirt.  The biographical drama Sergio will also take part of Netflix catalog, which will explore Sérgio Vieira de Mello’s life, a former Brazilian United Nations deputy. There will also be original series from Brazil such as Futebol, O Escolhido and Ninguém Tá Olhando, into others.

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Millicom’s total ARPU grows thanks to Cable Onda http://en.nextvlatam.com/millicoms-total-arpu-grows-thanks-to-cable-onda/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:37:22 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/millicoms-total-arpu-grows-thanks-to-cable-onda/ Tigo (Millicom) presented its first quarter 2019 results report, in which the company informed that its Average Revenue per User (ARPU) increased in a 1.7%,  in line with a 0.6% increase in local currency terms year-on-year, as the impact of weaker currencies was offset by the favorable impact of consolidating Panama, where the company acquired [...]

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Tigo (Millicom) presented its first quarter 2019 results report, in which the company informed that its Average Revenue per User (ARPU) increased in a 1.7%,  in line with a 0.6% increase in local currency terms year-on-year, as the impact of weaker currencies was offset by the favorable impact of consolidating Panama, where the company acquired Cable Onda in 2018. That country’s  ARPU is well above the average for our Latin American segment.

According to the report, Millicom’s revenues increased 5.1% due to the acquisition of Cable Onda in Panama. Ramos said that ‘in Panama, with the acquisition of Cable Onda, it is working in line with our plans. We made significant progress during the quarter with the agreement reached to acquire Telefónica’s mobile assets in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. This transaction complements our cable operations in these countries and modifies the industry landscape in the region’, said Mauricio Ramos, CEO of the company.

‘The strong operating momentum we enjoyed throughout 2018 has continued into Q1 2019, as we delivered solid KPIs and organic growth, in line with our full year targets. In particular, I am pleased to report that the significant investments we have made in Colombia and Bolivia over the past several years are now beginning to produce faster revenue growth and rising levels of profitability. Meanwhile, in Panama, the recently-acquired Cable Onda is performing very well, in line with our plans’, expressed Ramos.

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Fox Sports Mexico begins its sales process http://en.nextvlatam.com/fox-sports-mexico-begins-its-sales-process/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:31:35 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/fox-sports-mexico-begins-its-sales-process/ The Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) Plenary approved the candidates proposed by Fox and Disney as Independent Auditor and Disincorporation Agent and, that way, allow Mexican Fox Sports channels sale. With the Agent’s designation, a six-month period is granted for the sale, extendible in an only opportunity for justified reasons. Once notified, Disney and Fox have [...]

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The Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) Plenary approved the candidates proposed by Fox and Disney as Independent Auditor and Disincorporation Agent and, that way, allow Mexican Fox Sports channels sale. With the Agent’s designation, a six-month period is granted for the sale, extendible in an only opportunity for justified reasons. Once notified, Disney and Fox have a ten business-day period to designate both agents.

The regulator informed that the six-month period stipulated for the sale will run when Disney and Fox confirm the candidates. Fox Sports detachment in Mexico is added to Fox Sports Brazil, where the Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) approved Disney-Fox merger only is the sports channel is disinvested.

In the same session where this topic was discussed, the IFT unanimously decided that the operation for which Televisa Group acquired part of Axtel’s business in six Mexican cities does not require to be authorized, because it meets the criteria established by the transitory article N°9 of the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law, and ‘for not having the effect of diminishing, damaging or impeding free concurrency and economic competition in the telecommunications area’.

The companies presented a concentration request for Televisa Group to acquire all Mexico S.A. de C.V.’s (subsidiary of Axtel) FTTH capital stock, whose main assets are residential customers for fixed telephony internet and pay TV services through fiber optic, as well as the fiber optic necessary to provide these telecommunications services in several Mexican cities.  

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DAZN to develop its first boxing broadcast to Brazil http://en.nextvlatam.com/dazn-to-develop-its-first-boxing-broadcast-to-brazil/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:19:39 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/dazn-to-develop-its-first-boxing-broadcast-to-brazil/ The sports OTT DAZN will develop its first boxing broadcast in Brazil, with the fight that will face Mexican boxer Juan Francisco Estrada and Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for the World Boxing Council’s (CMB) Flyweight Championship, at the Inglewood Forum, in California. Apart from DAZN, the fight will be also broadcast by ESPN Latin America, [...]

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The sports OTT DAZN will develop its first boxing broadcast in Brazil, with the fight that will face Mexican boxer Juan Francisco Estrada and Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for the World Boxing Council’s (CMB) Flyweight Championship, at the Inglewood Forum, in California.

Apart from DAZN, the fight will be also broadcast by ESPN Latin America, as part of the launch of the new ‘ESPN KnockOut’ fighting segment, in which former world champions Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martínez and Julio César Chávez Jr will take part. Azteca 7 It will also broadcast the event for Mexico.

DAZN’s broadcasts, with narrations by César Augusto and comments by Gabriel Oliveira, adds to the 100 annual fighting events that the OTT offers in the US. Into other boxers,  Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez has an agreement running with the company.

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HBO Go is also available in Vivo’s catalog http://en.nextvlatam.com/hbo-go-is-also-available-in-vivos-catalog/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:57:31 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/hbo-go-is-also-available-in-vivos-catalog/ Brazilian pay TV operator Vivo allows its subscribers to access to the HBO Go OTT. The subscription has a USD 9 monthly cost, and can be paid directly into the operator’s account, or with prepaid credits. With this new feature, Vivo’s customers can access the entire HBO content, either through a subscription or by hiring [...]

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Brazilian pay TV operator Vivo allows its subscribers to access to the HBO Go OTT. The subscription has a USD 9 monthly cost, and can be paid directly into the operator’s account, or with prepaid credits. With this new feature, Vivo’s customers can access the entire HBO content, either through a subscription or by hiring the streaming platform.

The HBO Go’s catalog includes more than 2,500 titles and access to all HBO channels (HBO, HBO 2, HBO Plus, HBO Family and HBO Signature) and Max (Max Up, Max and Max Prime).

Apart from Vivo, HBO Go is also available on Smart TVs from LG throughout Latin America, and Samsung in that region and the Caribbean. Earlier this month it was also announced that HBO’s OTT can be hired through Cinépolis Klic.

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Viacom launches its OTT Paramount+ in Latin America on April 30th http://en.nextvlatam.com/viacom-launches-its-ott-paramount-in-latin-america-on-april-30th/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:38:13 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/viacom-launches-its-ott-paramount-in-latin-america-on-april-30th/ Viacom International Media Networks announced it will launch its OTT Paramount + in Latin America. Its catalog will include the company’s regional contents, and will be marketed through operators and directly to the consumer. The chosen date for the launch is April 30th through the Brazilian operator Net, to later expand it to the entire [...]

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Viacom International Media Networks announced it will launch its OTT Paramount + in Latin America. Its catalog will include the company’s regional contents, and will be marketed through operators and directly to the consumer. The chosen date for the launch is April 30th through the Brazilian operator Net, to later expand it to the entire region with Claro Video, according to Ezequiel Fonseca Zas, Viacom’s Emerging Business SVP.

By mid-2019, Viacom plans to launch the OTT in iOS and Android stores, to market it directly to consumers. Depending on the territory, Paramount+’s monthly subscription will cost around USD 4 and USD 4.5.

Viacom’s global brands such as MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and Nickelodeon, together with more than 150 films from major Hollywood studios and around 2,000 TV series episodes will be some of the contents that will take part of the OTT catalog, whose offer will be from Viacom by an 85%. Before its Latin American launching, Paramount + was already available in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Hungary and Poland (in the last two cases it was called Paramount Play).

Federico Llano, Viacom’s Emerging Business Director in Latam & Brazil, will participate in the ‘OTT Pay TV: Skinny Bundles and Add-On Channels’ panel, as part of the Nextv Series Argentina event, developed by Dataxis. It will take place on May 14th and 15th at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Buenos Aires.

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Heineken launches Uefa Champions League’s OTT in Brazil http://en.nextvlatam.com/heineken-launches-uefa-champions-league-ott-in-brazil/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:27:23 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/heineken-launches-uefa-champions-league-ott-in-brazil/ Heineken launched the new OTT Heineken TV, which provides real-time upgrades during matches played in the UEFA Champions League, broadcast on Facebook. The offer is available throughout Brazil since last April 13th, as part of an agreement between the Dutch beer company and the football competition. The streaming platform, created by the marketing agency Publicis, [...]

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Heineken launched the new OTT Heineken TV, which provides real-time upgrades during matches played in the UEFA Champions League, broadcast on Facebook. The offer is available throughout Brazil since last April 13th, as part of an agreement between the Dutch beer company and the football competition.

The streaming platform, created by the marketing agency Publicis, was developed as part of a three-year rights agreement between Facebook and the Interactive Sports media agency, to broadcast Uefa Champions League’s matches on the social network for the first time in Brazil. Heineken TV provides information in real time before, during and after the competition’s matches, and will send an alert to users inviting them to watch the matches live on Facebook.

‘This is an important moment for Heineken as we have celebrated 14 years of partnership with the Uefa Champions League, one of the most watched sporting events in the world.  To help people who are struggling to watch the games, we have created a real-time content hub that will help them not to miss any Champions League moves’, said Vanessa Brandão, Heineken Group’s premium brand director in Brazil.

In 2018, Facebook has acquired the TV rights to show 32 live matches for the next three years in Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, including the whole European Champions League and the European Super Cup.

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Amazon and Google add YouTube on Fire TV and Prime Video on Chromecast http://en.nextvlatam.com/amazon-and-google-add-youtube-on-fire-tv-and-prime-video-on-chromecast/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:00:16 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/amazon-and-google-add-youtube-on-fire-tv-and-prime-video-on-chromecast/ Amazon and Google announced that the official YouTube app will be incorporated into Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV’s Smart TVs and, simultaneously, the Prime Video app will be compatible with Chromecast and devices with Chromecast included. In addition, Prime Video will also be available on some Android TV devices. YouTube TV and YouTube [...]

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Amazon and Google announced that the official YouTube app will be incorporated into Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV’s Smart TVs and, simultaneously, the Prime Video app will be compatible with Chromecast and devices with Chromecast included. In addition, Prime Video will also be available on some Android TV devices. YouTube TV and YouTube Kids are scheduled to arrive at Fire TV this year.

‘We are excited to work with Amazon to launch official YouTube applications on Fire TV devices around the world. Bringing our most important YouTube experience to Amazon Fire TV gives our users more ways to watch the videos and creators they love’, said Heather Rivera, YouTube’s Global  Product Partnerships Head. From Prime Video they also expressed themselves on the announcement. Andrew Bennett, Head of Worldwide Business Development of the company, said that Prime Video availability on Android TV and Chromecast devices allows customers to ‘have even more ways to reproduce what they want, no matter where they are’.

The agreement will also allow Amazon Prime customers to stream to Chromecast or use Android TV devices to access Amazon’s video content.

The alliance ends a confrontation between Amazon and Google that started in 2017, when YouTube was removed from Amazon devices due to the online store refusal to sell some of its products. The most outstanding was the speaker with personal assistant for the home, called Google Home.

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