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Record launches new streaming service PlayPlus

Brazil’s Record TV today has launched PlayPlus, its new OTT platform, which includes live programming, exclusive shows and third-party content, such as the ESPN channels, FishTV and PlayKids app, among others. The service offers live streaming of the linear channel, for free, and different packages ranging from R$ 12.90 (USD 3.3) to R$ 32.80 (USD [...]

Brazil switches off analog TV in four capital cities

Brazil will switch-off analog TV this Tuesday in the cities of Macapá (capital of the state of Amapá), Porto Velho (Rondonia), Palmas (Tocantins) and Cuiabá (Mato Grosso), which already have 90% of the population ready to move towards DTT. It was planned that three other cities – Rio Branco (Acre), Campo Grande (Mato Grosso do [...]

Turner to shut down sports channels in Brazil

Turner announced that it will shut down Esporte Interativo channels, as well as its production activities, during the next 40 days. The brand, however, will remain active on digital platforms and social networks. In a statement, the group explained that the sports programming, which includes rights to the UEFA Champions League and the A series [...]

Globo’s new telenovela breaks ratings record

Brazilian broadcaster Globo announced that its new telenovela, O Tempo Não Para (Time does not Stop, in a loose translation) reached 40.8 million viewers and a share of 46% during its premiere, on July 31. This is the best result for a first episode in the 7 p.m. slot, since 2013. The new telenovela replaced [...]

Brazil has already delivered 10 million DTT kits

Seja Digital, the entity responsible for the DTT migration, has already delivered 10 million DTT kits to families benefiting from social plans of the Brazilian government. This is part of the digitalization process that is being carried out, gradually, in the country. The delivery of the 10 millionth equipment took place in the city of [...]

Globo launches standalone soccer streaming service

Soccer streaming platform Premiere Play (Grupo Globo) is now available as standalone service in Brazil, with a catalog that includes live games of the series A and B of the ‘Brasileirão’ (Brazilian national championship) and the main state championships. The monthly subscription costs R$ 79.90 (USD 21). Globo had initially launched Premiere Play as TV [...]

Netflix announces new Brazilian original series

Netflix announced its new Brazilian original series, “The One” (“O Escolhido” in Portuguese), an adaptation from the Mexican show Niño Santo. The six, one-hour long episodes series is scheduled to premiere globally on the platform in 2019. The new thriller will be tailored for Netflix audience by authors Raphael Draccon and Carolina Munhóz. The series [...]

Telefónica includes VOD services on Internet plans in Brazil

Brazilian operator Vivo (Telefónica) announced the launch of digital video services on its fiber optic Internet plans. The company signed deals with content providers to include Cartoon Network Já!, Discovery Kids On!, Esporte Interativo Plus, Fox Premium and WatchESPN. Starting this week, contents will be available for free depending on the client’s plan. For example, [...]

PlayKids signs deal with Hasbro

PlayKids, the SVOD platform with educational content for families, announced that it has signed an agreement with Hasbro to add new shows to its offer. As part of the deal, “Littlest Pet Shop” is already available and a new title will be launched every week. The deal includes more than 200 episodes that will be [...]