Tag Archives: 2020

Foreign OTTs could include Colombian local titles special section from 2020

With the aim of encouraging national audiovisual production content in Colombia, the National Development Plan could make foreign OTTs such as Netflix, Movistar Play or Amazon Prime Video, and others, compulsorily to include a section with only Colombian titles, starting in 2020. The initial proposal was to establish a minimum screen fee of 10% to [...]

Telefonica asks to avoid double taxes payment in Mexico

Finance and Public Credit Ministrys (SHCP) proposal to impose a tax to OTTs in Mexico from 2020 would also apply for Movistar Play, recently launched in the country. Telefonica wants to intervene in order to avoid being charged a double taxation for these services, because the company already pays a tax for its telephony offer. [...]

Discovery and BBC launch new OTT in 2020

Discovery and BBC Studios announced they will launch a new OTT SVOD worldwide, scheduled for 2020. Both business ran a 10 year-agreement valued at USD 400 million, in which Discovery acquired an extensive list of contents from the British company. The acquisition includes the BBCs franchise rights – such as Planet Earth and Blue Planet [...]

Brazil discusses on VOD and pay TV regulations between 2019 and 2020

Brazilian National Film Agency (Ancine) published on the Oficial Union Newspaper the regulatory agenda of strategic issues that will be reviewed between 2019 and 2020. According to the entity, the document is a result from an internal  agencys areas and Brazilian society consulting process. The document foresees to regulate VOD segment, where it will focus [...]

New TV addressable advertising standard to be deployed in 2020

Disney, Turner, NBC, CBS and Discovery, together with Smart TVs company Vizio, formed the  Open Addressable Ready Project (OAR), a partnership for the development and deployment of a new standard for addressable advertising on Smart TVs. Full deployment is planned for the beginning of 2020. We all recognize the most important goal of this initiative [...]

Record TV launches news channel to face CNN Brazil

Brazilian FTA Record TV Journalism Department is working to launch a new news channel, scheduled for 2020. It could replace Record News, current 24-hour news network from Record Group , or develop a new project, competing with Record News. Central point for the new channel is to be available for pay TV formats and OTT [...]

Televisa denies alliance with Netflix

After launching its own OTT Blim, in February 2016, Televisa announced it will join Netflix again and, according to what was reported, it ordered to vacate two of its TV studios so that, in the coming weeks, several producers will start filming some of the new productions that Netflix announced for 2019 and 2020. Televisa [...]

UEFA to launch its OTT outside Europe and the US

UEFAs President, Aleksander Caferin, announced after being re-elected in Rome that the association will launch its OTT platform in the next six months. In a first step, it will only be available outside Europe and the US. Platform will be launched before 2019/2020 season. Caferin pointed that one of the main purposes of the coming [...]

Honduras gets ready for analogic blackout in 2020

Honduran analog blackout will take place next January 1st, 2020, as established by Telecommunications National Commision (Conatel), but Honduras has been working on it since October 2013, warning TV companies to begin TDT migration process. Currently, from the 431 Honduran broadcasters, 223 had made the migration, and the other 198 still have to complete it. [...]

Paraguay gets ready for analog blackout in 2020

Paraguay will start moving to digital terrestrial television (TDT) in all it homes by the end 2020, so that definitively in 2021 the analog blackout is carried out. For this reason, and although there will be previous trainings, National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) urged population to get ready by adapting its receiving equipment according to the [...]