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DirecTV to take FIFA U-20 World Cup from Poland to Latin America

FIFA U-20 World Cup is scheduled to begin this Thursday, May 23rd, and will be based on Poland this year. The football competition will be broadcast on DirecTV Sports and several National Teams will take part of it, such as the ones from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Honduras, Panama and Uruguay. The competition calendar indicates [...]

UCL Channel and the OAS launch news format about the organization

The Continental Union Latin America Channel (UCL) and the  American States Organization (OAS) General Secretary will work together to produce OEA News, a TV news format that will focus on the development of OAS news for all Latin America. The launch is scheduled for this Thursday, May 9th. With this initiative, the OAS proposes the [...]

Millicom’s total ARPU grows thanks to Cable Onda

Tigo (Millicom) presented its first quarter 2019 results report, in which the company informed that its Average Revenue per User (ARPU) increased in a 1.7%,  in line with a 0.6% increase in local currency terms year-on-year, as the impact of weaker currencies was offset by the favorable impact of consolidating Panama, where the company acquired [...]

Foreign OTTs could include Colombian local titles special section from 2020

With the aim of encouraging national audiovisual production content in Colombia, the National Development Plan could make foreign OTTs such as Netflix, Movistar Play or Amazon Prime Video, and others, compulsorily to include a section with only Colombian titles, starting in 2020. The initial proposal was to establish a minimum screen fee of 10% to [...]

Uruguay leads anime audience in Latin America

The OTT Crunchyroll, the biggest anime market referent with more than one million subscribers,  published a 10 countries list that represented animes contents largest audience during the last days of March worldwide. Uruguay was the major anime consumer in Latin America, although the number of subscribers in each country was not posted. In Latin America, [...]

Facebook and Fox Sports extend Libertadores Cup’s broadcast

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and Facebook agreed to extend from 28 to 46 Copa Libertadores matches broadcast for free by the OTT Facebook Watch, in the Spanish-speaking countries that are taking part in the competition. Fox Sports will also air Thursday’s matches, which had been acquired by Facebook. Partnership between the companies establishes [...]

Telefonica to produce original series in Latin America

Telefonica announced it will produce original fiction series in Latin America. According to the company, the first three are being pre produced  in Colombia and Peru, and the first releases will be made during the second half of the year. The content will be available on Movistar Series, Movistar TV and Movistar Play. The offer [...]

Peru could also collect taxes from OTTs

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented a report that suggests that Peru would collect taxes from Netflix and other apps, and argued that if the measure is implemented, the country could raise more than USD 35 million per year. In its report Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean [...]

TVs from Panama must be sold with tuners for digital TV

Panamanian Public Services National Authority (ASEP)  reported that since April 1st all economic agents that market TVs in the country must sell them with the digital TV or DVB-T tuner incorporated, so that they can receive digital broadcasts. Panama, Colombia and some Caribbean territories have chosen this European standard for DTT. The only exception to [...]

Netflix adds new productions in Colombia

Rodrigo Mazon, Netflix Vice President of Content Acquisition for Latin America and Spain, said that the OTT will continue betting on content production in that country, and gave details of the ones that are being developed. Among them, he highlighted the adaptation of “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, the agreement with Caracol Televisión and the [...]