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Disney hires Pyne Media to sell Fox Sports in Brazil

Disney hired an independent company to negotiate with potential interested parties, with the aim of selling Fox Sports in Brazil and concluding its merger with Fox. The company also decided to cut funds from Fox Sports until its sale to another media group is done. Pyne Media, ESPNs Global Distribution former President Benjamin Pynes independent [...]

Netflix to develop 30 new productions in Brazil in the next two years

Netflix announced that it will develop 30 productions in Brazil in the next two years, including original series, films and documentaries. Contents range to be included covers thrillers, romance, comedy and family and children issues. The company will record  its projects in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Cimbres and Tocantins. ‘Brazil has [...]

Fox Sports Mexico begins its sales process

The Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) Plenary approved the candidates proposed by Fox and Disney as Independent Auditor and Disincorporation Agent and, that way, allow Mexican Fox Sports channels sale. With the Agents designation, a six-month period is granted for the sale, extendible in an only opportunity for justified reasons. Once notified, Disney and Fox have [...]

DAZN to develop its first boxing broadcast to Brazil

The sports OTT DAZN will develop its first boxing broadcast in Brazil, with the fight that will face Mexican boxer Juan Francisco Estrada and Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for the World Boxing Councils (CMB) Flyweight Championship, at the Inglewood Forum, in California. Apart from DAZN, the fight will be also broadcast by ESPN Latin America, [...]

HBO Go is also available in Vivo’s catalog

Brazilian pay TV operator Vivo allows its subscribers to access to the HBO Go OTT. The subscription has a USD 9 monthly cost, and can be paid directly into the operator’s account, or with prepaid credits. With this new feature, Vivos customers can access the entire HBO content, either through a subscription or by hiring [...]

Viacom launches its OTT Paramount+ in Latin America on April 30th

Viacom International Media Networks announced it will launch its OTT Paramount + in Latin America. Its catalog will include the companys regional contents, and will be marketed through operators and directly to the consumer. The chosen date for the launch is April 30th through the Brazilian operator Net, to later expand it to the entire [...]

Heineken launches Uefa Champions League’s OTT in Brazil

Heineken launched the new OTT Heineken TV, which provides real-time upgrades during matches played in the UEFA Champions League, broadcast on Facebook. The offer is available throughout Brazil since last April 13th, as part of an agreement between the Dutch beer company and the football competition. The streaming platform, created by the marketing agency Publicis, [...]

Globo delayed Brazilian miniseries premiere because of Net and Now

Brazilian miniseries “Se eu fechar os olhos agora” (If I close my eyes now) was the first of Globo that acquired Now (OTT of the Brazilian channel Net) before its premiere on FTA, according to Ricardo Linhares, author of the series. Its premiere was on April 15th on Globo, and it was planned to be [...]

Smithsonian Channel arrives at Brazil in Net’s programming

Brazilian Bandeirantes Communication Group officially announced the arrival of the pay TV Smithsonian Channel, available from next April 26th in HD and will offer its linear programming for subscribers, in Nets channel 590. With the Brazilian arrival, Smithsonian can be watched in 37 countries worldwide. Its offer includes non-fiction,travel,science, space exploration and nature contents, and [...]

SBT, Record and Rede TV to invest in Brazilian films realizations

Simba Content, a joint venture that brings together Brazilian pay TV channels Rede TV, Record and SBT, together with the Paris Entertainment production company and Paris Films distributor, ran an agreement to develop film productions, and they promise to make at least 11 this year. According to Renata Rezende, Paris Entertainments Executive Director, the aim [...]