NexTV News Latin America English http://en.nextvlatam.com Media on the NexTV generation in Latin America Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:40:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sky Mexico to use TiVo as metadata provider http://en.nextvlatam.com/sky-mexico-to-use-tivo-as-metadata-provider/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:36:18 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/sky-mexico-to-use-tivo-as-metadata-provider/ Sky Mexico will use TiVo as metadata provider for pay TV in Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic, to consolidate its metadata on its new platforms and avoid relying on other multiple providers. ‘TiVo’s powerful metadata solutions, which include extensive sports data and rich imagery, will assist Sky Mexico in its effort to reach [...]

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Sky Mexico will use TiVo as metadata provider for pay TV in Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic, to consolidate its metadata on its new platforms and avoid relying on other multiple providers.

‘TiVo’s powerful metadata solutions, which include extensive sports data and rich imagery, will assist Sky Mexico in its effort to reach new customers with highly personalized entertainment content. We are delighted that TiVo’s industry-leading metadata and technology platform is gaining significant traction in Latin America and is helping to enhance more TV services across the region’, said Karl Misling, Tigo’s Latin American Sales Vice President.

TiVo said that the new deal underscores ‘its strong presence and commitment in Latin America and will allow Sky Mexico to deliver a superior experience to customers’.

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Fox asks Anatel to file Claro’s lawsuit against Fox+ http://en.nextvlatam.com/fox-asks-anatel-to-file-claros-complaint-against-fox/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:24:12 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/fox-asks-anatel-to-file-claros-complaint-against-fox/ In response to the lawsuit made by Claro Brazil in Anatel, where it expressed that Fox + – under the name ‘Interactive Sport Plus’ violates the Conditional Access Law (Seac), Fox sent a document in defense of its OTT platform to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel). Document presented by the programmer states that the internet [...]

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In response to the lawsuit made by Claro Brazil in Anatel, where it expressed that Fox + – under the name ‘Interactive Sport Plus’ violates the Conditional Access Law (Seac), Fox sent a document in defense of its OTT platform to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel).

Document presented by the programmer states that the internet services provision, unlike telecommunications, does not imply a passive subscriber, who receives distributed content. ‘These offers, on the contrary, are operated by the internet user from the telecommunications service hired by him’, says Fox.

According to Fox, Seac’s Law modification to declare illegal all offers available on the internet that allow paid access to audiovisual content organized in sequential format, should be sent to the Anatel’s Board of Directors. Fox argues that, if those offers are declared illegal, many of them would be removed when they stimulate competition and offer competitive pressure in a highly concentrated market. Anatel, this way, would be acting against the entire business model, and would restrict free internet surfing, which means a Constitutional violation, according to the programmer. With the argument presented, Fox requests Claro to file the lawsuit presented against it.

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Chivas could broadcast its football matches only through OTT http://en.nextvlatam.com/chivas-could-broadcast-its-football-matches-only-through-ott/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:17:41 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/chivas-could-broadcast-its-football-matches-only-through-ott/ Almost three years after the launch of its OTT platform, Chivas TV, which exclusively broadcasts Club Deportivo Guadalajara – known as “Las Chivas” matches – could offer its exclusive content through the platform. José Luis Helguera, CEO of Omnilife Group, said that model in which Chivas TV operates today is not the definitive one. ‘We [...]

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Almost three years after the launch of its OTT platform, Chivas TV, which exclusively broadcasts Club Deportivo Guadalajara – known as “Las Chivas” matches – could offer its exclusive content through the platform. José Luis Helguera, CEO of Omnilife Group, said that model in which Chivas TV operates today is not the definitive one.

‘We have a very solid platform. It will be interesting if in the following years we return to a closed universe or not. Today we are ready to challenge us if we decide to go exclusively to the platform’, he said. In addition, in a conference at the Sports Anti Piracy Summit in Mexico City, he expressed that Chivas TV has ‘a robust model, which allows to plan the OTTs development for the following 10 years ’, and warned that Chivas TV has the plan and infrastructure to diversify the content and not only broadcast football.

Amaury Vergara, Guadalajara Club Vice President, also stated in the Sports Anti Piracy Summit that the purpose of Chivas TV is to “innovate in what is our responsibility  and meeting the global demands or the global trend”. And he also said that “we are making sure that the largest number of people can watch Chivas and this last step we took (the launch of the OTT) was the most relevant’, he concluded.

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TV Azteca could stop broadcasting football http://en.nextvlatam.com/tv-azteca-could-stop-broadcasting-football-2/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:01:33 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/tv-azteca-could-stop-broadcasting-football-2/ TV Azteca faced rising costs and low advertising demand during last quarter 2018, which impacted its profitability That is the reason why the company is analyzing whether it maintains its football matches broadcasting business in its future plans. ‘Higher costs are significantly related to football teams broadcasts, which affected our EBITDA (consolidated net profit before [...]

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TV Azteca faced rising costs and low advertising demand during last quarter 2018, which impacted its profitability That is the reason why the company is analyzing whether it maintains its football matches broadcasting business in its future plans.

‘Higher costs are significantly related to football teams broadcasts, which affected our EBITDA (consolidated net profit before taxes and depreciations), so that, when football broadcasting rights ends up it exhibition, we will evaluate our convenience of having them’, explained Benjamin Salinas, TV Azteca General Director.

Mexican company costs increasement results from higher quality programs production efforts, which strengthen its media market perspective and also, according to TV Azteca, also football matches broadcasting costs.

In relation to this, Benjamin Salinas expressed that ‘in terms of content generation, during the period substantially strengthened our successful formats solid production, with an emphasis on live entertainment, and which attracts increasing audiences, what was reflected into an excellent position in Mexican pay TV market’.

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TV Azteca could stop broadcasting football http://en.nextvlatam.com/tv-azteca-could-stop-broadcasting-football/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:01:33 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/tv-azteca-could-stop-broadcasting-football/ TV Azteca faced rising costs and low advertising demand during last quarter 2018, which impacted its profitability That is the reason why the company is analyzing whether it maintains its football matches broadcasting business in its future plans. ‘Higher costs are significantly related to football teams broadcasts, which affected our EBITDA (consolidated net profit before [...]

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TV Azteca faced rising costs and low advertising demand during last quarter 2018, which impacted its profitability That is the reason why the company is analyzing whether it maintains its football matches broadcasting business in its future plans.

‘Higher costs are significantly related to football teams broadcasts, which affected our EBITDA (consolidated net profit before taxes and depreciations), so that, when football broadcasting rights ends up it exhibition, we will evaluate our convenience of having them’, explained Benjamin Salinas, TV Azteca General Director.

Mexican company costs increasement results from higher quality programs production efforts, which strengthen its media market perspective and also, according to TV Azteca, also football matches broadcasting costs.

In relation to this, Benjamin Salinas expressed that ‘in terms of content generation, during the period substantially strengthened our successful formats solid production, with an emphasis on live entertainment, and which attracts increasing audiences, what was reflected into an excellent position in Mexican pay TV market’.

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Bolivia reached 600 thousand pay TV subscribers in 2018 http://en.nextvlatam.com/bolivia-reached-half-a-million-pay-tv-subscribers-in-2018/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:39:14 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/bolivia-reached-half-a-million-pay-tv-subscribers-in-2018/ According to the statistical report presented by Bolivian Telecommunications and Transport Regulation Authority (ATT),  pay TV market surpassed 600 thousand  subscribers in that country in 2018. Document also shows figures from mobile services, internet access and telephony. AAT report records 633,793 Bolivian pay TV subscribers in December 2018. The largest number was in La Paz, [...]

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According to the statistical report presented by Bolivian Telecommunications and Transport Regulation Authority (ATT),  pay TV market surpassed 600 thousand  subscribers in that country in 2018. Document also shows figures from mobile services, internet access and telephony.

AAT report records 633,793 Bolivian pay TV subscribers in December 2018. The largest number was in La Paz, which added 32.21% of pay TV market, seconded by Santa Cruz (31.18%), Cochabamba (13.11%), Tarija (6.79%), Oruro (6.19%), Potosí (4.83%), Beni (2.64%), Chuquisaca (2.26%) and Pando (0.79%).

The report did not show so many figures on pay TV market in December 2018 related with the number of subscribers in each Bolivian city, but figures from June 2018 showed that the largest number was in La Paz, which added 177,671 subscribers and Santa Cruz, with 175,465. Both together concentrated 64% of the country’s total market. Cochabamba recorded 69,439 subscribers (13% of the market); followed by Tarija, with 37,130 (7%); Oruro, with 34,304 (6%); Potosí reached 25,465 (5%); Beni recorded 15,555 (3%); Chuquisaca had 12,376 (2%), and Pando ended up with 4,519 (1%). 

Pay TV market has been growing in the last 10 years in Bolivia. As reported by AAT, in 2008 there were 165,666 subscribers. In 2011, it went up to  221,379. In 2015 the number increased by 344,700, and recorded  subscribers in December 2018, with 633.793. 

According to Dataxis 2018 last quarter information, Tigo Bolivia (Millicom) leads pay TV market in that country, and records 41.6% subscribers. It is seconded by Cotas, with 15%; Cotel, with 11.3%; followed by Entel Bolivia, with 10.2% and Comteco, with 6.2%. The remaining 15.6% belongs to other operators in the country.

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ANTV wants to change Colombian analogic blackout’s date http://en.nextvlatam.com/antv-wants-to-change-colombian-analogic-blackouts-date/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:26:52 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/antv-wants-to-change-colombian-analogic-blackouts-date/ Analog blackout was scheduled for December 31st, 2019 in Colombia. However, that country’s National Television Authority (ANTV), has until March 1st  to make consultations to modify DTT transition date. ‘Ending up analog broadcasts on December 31st, 2019 means a risk to continue providing the service, reason why these Authority has started procedures for a regulatory [...]

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Analog blackout was scheduled for December 31st, 2019 in Colombia. However, that country’s National Television Authority (ANTV), has until March 1st  to make consultations to modify DTT transition date.

‘Ending up analog broadcasts on December 31st, 2019 means a risk to continue providing the service, reason why these Authority has started procedures for a regulatory project focused on defining a new date to finish analogic broadcasts’, ANTV reported.

Decision is related, into other items, to DTT TVs and STBs acquisition evolution and households with knowledge about analogic broadcasts ending. Document released by ANTV also indicates that during the last three years resources to adapt DTT by National Radio Television of Colombia (RTVC) suffered cuts from Finance Ministry, which affected the project to be completed. In 2018, 70% of requested resources were approved, and 60% for the current year.

ANTV expects to ask  public and private operators, institutions, public and private national and local entities and users and subscribers to define a new date and ensure a correct transition from analogue TV to TDT in Colombia.

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Vivo to distribute Globosat content for mobile subscribers http://en.nextvlatam.com/vivo-to-distribute-globosat-content-for-mobile-subscribers/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:18:29 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/vivo-to-distribute-globosat-content-for-mobile-subscribers/ Brazilian telecommunications company Vivo will distribute content from Globosat to its mobile subscribers, according to the agreement it signed with G2C, a Globo Group subsidiary. This way, Vivo’s subscribers will be allowed to access to streaming platforms offered by Globosat through their respective applications. Globosat’s offer for Vivo includes Premiere Play (USD 21.51); Combat Play [...]

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Brazilian telecommunications company Vivo will distribute content from Globosat to its mobile subscribers, according to the agreement it signed with G2C, a Globo Group subsidiary. This way, Vivo’s subscribers will be allowed to access to streaming platforms offered by Globosat through their respective applications.

Globosat’s offer for Vivo includes Premiere Play (USD 21.51); Combat Play (USD 21.51); Philos (USD 4.01); Sexy Hot (USD 5.36) and Telecine Play (USD 10.20). Subscribers will pay for all these streamings monthly.

Streaming hiring can be done in Vivo application store, or by sending an SMS, in which subscribers receive a link to download the app. Payment will be specified in the telephone bill. To authenticate each subscriber, only Vivo telephone number is requested, with no need to provide any username and password.

Before the one ran with Globosat, , Vivo had already closed similar agreements with Amazon Prime, Fox, NBA, NFL, Discovery Kids and others.

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Telefonica sells its subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama to Millicom http://en.nextvlatam.com/telefonica-sells-its-subsidiaries-in-costa-rica-nicaragua-and-panama-to-millicom/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:56:38 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/telefonica-sells-its-subsidiaries-in-costa-rica-nicaragua-and-panama-to-millicom/ Telefónica agreed with Millicom to sell its subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. As reported by the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), the operations amount is USD 1,650 million, of which USD 570,9 million correspond to Telefónica Costa Rica, USD 650,4 million to Telefónica Panamá, and USD 430 , 2 million to Telefónica Nicaragua. [...]

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Telefónica agreed with Millicom to sell its subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. As reported by the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), the operations amount is USD 1,650 million, of which USD 570,9 million correspond to Telefónica Costa Rica, USD 650,4 million to Telefónica Panamá, and USD 430 , 2 million to Telefónica Nicaragua.

The three company’s sale closing is subject to applicable regulatory conditions and will be carried out for each transaction as those conditions are met. With this transaction, together with the sales of Telefónica Móviles Guatemala and Telefónica Móviles El Salvador, announced on January 24th, 2019, Telefónica completes the sale of all its operations in Central America for a business value of USD 2,298 million.

Tigo’s (Millicom) offer will include mobile and fixed telephony, broadband and pay TV in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. With the new acquisitions, In Panama, Tigo is the main provider of pay TV in the market, where Movistar recorded 5000 pay TV subscribers in June 2018. In Costa Rica Tigo also leads pay TV market, where the number of customers of Movistar reaches  20 thousand. And, in Nicaragua, Tigo is the second largest leader in the market, where Movistar has 43 thousand paid TV subscribers. Among the three countries, in June 2018 there were 68,000 pay TV subscribers.

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Bitel strengthens its Peruvian participation and starts offering TV this year http://en.nextvlatam.com/bitel-strengthens-its-peruvian-participation-and-starts-offering-tv-this-year/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:05:44 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvlatam-en/bitel-strengthens-its-peruvian-participation-and-starts-offering-tv-this-year/ Bitel (Viettel Telecom), a Vietnamese capitals company, plans to expand itself as telecommunications operator in Peru, where it will start offering TV from this year, according to its General Manager, Phan Hoang Viet. According to the executive, the first Bitel’s Peruvian step will be to offer internet, to later add TV and telephony. In addition, [...]

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Bitel (Viettel Telecom), a Vietnamese capitals company, plans to expand itself as telecommunications operator in Peru, where it will start offering TV from this year, according to its General Manager, Phan Hoang Viet.

According to the executive, the first Bitel’s Peruvian step will be to offer internet, to later add TV and telephony. In addition, Hoang Viet stressed that tests have already been carried out in different Peruvian provinces homes, and clarified that Bitel’s purpose is to take services simultaneously to Lima and other cities, but without making the deployment from Peruvian outskirts to the Capital.

He also noted that Bitel, which operates commercially in Peru since 2014, has more than 34,600 fiber optic kilometers in Peru, where the company expects to reach homes this year in 25% districts.

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