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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 TVs 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 [...]

TV Peru advances in selling its productions abroad

Hugo Coya, Peruvian Radio and Television National Institute (IRTP) Executive President, reported that the agency is in process of negotiating  the sale of the TV Peru series The last bastion to a known streaming platform, whose name was not informed. In addition, he said that they have received proposals from Amazon and an Indian channel, [...]

Viacom develops 58 productions in Latin America

Darío Turovelzky, Global Content Director at  Viacom / Telefe, said that at present the company is working on 58 productions in pre and post production stages throughout Latin America, and has 11 studios and 14 production centers in Miami, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina, which allows it to produce content  for any region and platform, [...]

Disney would sell Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico

Finance media Bloomberg reported that, according to people close to the discussion, Walt Disney Company would sell Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico, but it did not give major details on the operation. Bloomberg reported that  Disney has already agreed Fox Sports sale in Brazil with the  Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE), which had already [...]

UMW takes Globo films to VOD platforms

Digital integrator Under the Milky Way (UMW) will distribute seven new Globo Filmes films in more than ten of the main global VOD download platforms (Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Playstation Vue and Xbox, among others) in 70 english and spanish-speaking countries -including Latin America-, for which UMW acts as a catalog and programming provider. We [...]

OTT Amazon Prime Video adds local content in Latin America in society with Viacom

OTT service Amazon Prime Video from American electronic company Amazon got to a deal for the distribution in Latin America of two non-release series from Viacom productions. Those are two latin American productions named ¿Homens? and ¿Dani Who?. The first one was created by Brazilian YouTube channel Porta dos Fundos (from Viacom) and its schedule [...]

Amazon denies plans for ad-supported video service

During the third-quarter earnings call, Amazon executives said the company has no plans to launch an ad-supported video service for its Fire TV devices. We have no plans to build an ad-supported Prime Video offering for free at this time, said Amazon investor relations director Dave Fildes. In August, The Information reported that Amazon was [...]

Exclusive series on streaming platforms lead to increase piracy, says report

The number of people using BitTorrent began to increase again in 2015, after several years in decline, due to the exclusive shows on streaming platforms, including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. This was pointed out by Cam Cullen, Vice President of Global Marketing at Sandvine, in a blog post with the findings of a new report. [...]

Flow expands its reach, prepares to add Netflix

In Argentinas new convergence scenario, Telecom is preparing its offer to face competition. The CEO of the company, Carlos Moltini, ratified the infrastructure and investment plan, although he said it will take more time. Meanwhile, Flow – the next generation multiscreen product – has already surpassed one million users and positioned as an “entertainment supermarket”. [...]

Hollywood studios and OTT services score victory in piracy case

TickBox TV, a manufacturer of streaming TV devices, agreed to pay USD 25 million to settle a lawsuit from major Hollywood studios and OTT services, which accused the company of facilitate copyright infringement. TickBox also agreed to stop providing software that allows users to access pirated content, and to disable any such software within 24 [...]