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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 [...]

Amazon to produce Lord of the Rings TV series

Amazon announced that it has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. The series will be a global release for members to watch via the Prime Video app or online in more than 200 countries and territories. The upcoming Amazon [...]

The OTT Amazon Primes adds more live sports contents

Amazon Prime Video is broadcasting live the matches of the Next Generation ATP Finals tennis tournament. This content is available for subscribers in more than 200 countries, including all Latin America. This is the second time that the OTT broadcasts live sporting events, as it is also broadcasting Thursday Night Football games of the NFL. [...]

Major studios and streaming platforms sue Kodi-powered TickBox TV

Major Hollywood studios and Amazon and Netflix are suing TickBox TV, a Kodi-powered streaming device, alleging the company allows mass infringement of their copyrighted films and television shows, according to The Hollywwod Reporter. Universal, Columbia, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Warner Bros are the studios behind the legal battle, along with the OTT companies. [...]

Hollywood studios launch Movies Anywhere digital locker service

The new service Movies Anywhere – backed by major Hollywood studios and digital retailers – allows users to purchase and store their movies in a digital locker for viewing on multiple connected devices. This initiative, launched last week, is led by Disney and features Fox, Warner, Sony and Universal films. Users can connect Movies Anywhere [...]