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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 [...]

Amazon reportedly working on a streaming service for Fire TV devices

Amazon is planning to launch a free, ad-supported video service for users of its Fire TV streaming devices, people familiar with the situation told The Information. The service could be called Free Dive and will operate independently of Amazon Prime Video, the company´s SVOD platform, which is also available in Latin America. According to The [...]

Amazon seeks deals with Sony and Paramount

Amazon has held talks with executives of Sony and Paramount about options that could include co-financing movies in exchange for certain online rights, reported Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. With this strategy, Amazon is looking to attract viewers to its streaming service, which is also available in Latin America. One of the sources [...]

Chile plans to tax digital platforms

The finance minister, Felipe Larraín, said that the Chilean government plans to incorporate in the tax reform the payment of VAT (Value Added Tax) on commercial transactions of digital platforms such as Spotify, Netflix and Amazon, among others. “We have decided to include the taxation of the digital economy in our tax modernization,” said the [...]

Pay TV operators face difficulties in Colombia

The president of the Association of Operators of Information Technology and Communications of Colombia (Asotic), Galé Mallol, said that the industry has been “affected by new technologies” and the emergence of “new competition in not traditional TV”. In an interview with Portafolio, the executive said that the community TV is a “direct competition” and “do [...]

Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices

Google announced that is pulling its YouTube app from Amazons Echo Show and Fire TV devices in response to the refusal of the retail company to sell some of its products. The Internet giant announced this week that it blocked access to YouTube on Echo Show and plans to remove YouTube from Fire TV video [...]

Amazon launches Fire TV Stick in Brazil and Mexico

Amazon has launched its Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in Brazil, which turns the TV into a connected-TV and gives access to OTT applications such as Amazon Prime Video. The device will also arrive in Mexico on November 29. Last year, we made Amazon Prime Video available to customers globally, and were building on that momentum [...]

Amazon drops plans for TV service: Report

Amazon has abandoned its plans to launch an online streaming service bundling U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. According to the report, the company has also been unable to convince key broadcast and basic cable networks to [...]