Tag Archives: 2020

Disney+ to be launched in Latin America in 2020

During the last D23 Expo 2019, organized by Disney, the company announced that Disney+, its new OTT platform, will be available in Latin America in 2020. In the US and other recently announced countries, the date chosen is next November 12th. In terms of prices, the company has already confirmed that in the US, the [...]

Paraguay plans how to implement the analog blackout, scheduled for 2020

According to what the Paraguayan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) officially reported, and, with the aim of planning the analog blackout implementation, scheduled for next year in the country, an important meeting took place this Tuesday at the regulators auditorium between the entitys senior officials and representatives from the Paraguayan TV Broadcasters Chamber (Catelpar) and the [...]

Warner Media’s SVOD OTT to be called HBO Max and launched in 2020

Warner Media has officially announced that its SVOD OTT platform will be called HBO Max and will include an original productions catalog, HBO series, Cinemax content and original Warner Bros movies. Friends, Netflix’s second most popular show, will also be part of the content. The platform will be launched next year, and its monthly subscription [...]

Globo is launching Globoplay in the US next year

From 2020, Brazilians living in the US will have the option of accessing the Globo Group’s TV programming through Globoplay. The Group informed that, from next year, it will be focused on expanding its strategy with its audience outside Brazil, and will make its platform available in the North American country. The information was released [...]

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 [...]