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Netflix announces premiere date for new Colombian original series

Netflix announced that new Colombian original Wild District will premiere on October 19. The action series will feature 10 episodes and will be available to Netflix members in the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Wild District is created by Cristian Conti and directed by Javier Fuentes-León and Carlos Moreno. It was entirely filmed [...]

Colombia’s DTT arrives in Cúcuta

Colombias National Television Board (JNTV) chose the city of Cúcuta to carry out a pilot test in the digital TV migration process, as part of the Territorios TDT project. In this way, about 4,000 homes in that region now have access to high definition TV signal. During a press conference, Camila Villamizar, member of the [...]

Colombia offers to sell stake in Coltel

Colombias government, through the Ministry of Finance, last week offered to sell its 32.5 percent stake in Colombia Telecomunicaciones (Coltel), a Telefónica subsidiary. The government is selling 1,108,269,271 shares for CO$ 2,075 (USD 0.72). In this way, it hopes to raise CO$ 2.3 trillion (USD 795 million). This first stage ends on October 3 and [...]

Canal 1’s audience keeps growing

Colombias free-to-air channel Canal 1 announced that on July 24 it achieved a share of 9.23% and nine of its shows registered above 1 rating point, which represented the best figure recorded since the launch of the new programming, on August 14, 2017. According to the data provided by the channel and based on figures [...]

Movistar expands its fiber network in Colombia

Movistar Colombia announced that its FTTH network is already available in Cúcuta and its metropolitan area. The company said it invested more than Co$ 9,000 million (USD 3.1 million) to expand the technology to this city and to offer connectivity to more than 36,000 homes, industries and public services. The telecommunications company is offering bundles [...]

Colombia sets share price for Coltel

The Government of Colombia set the conditions for the sale of its 32.5% stake in Colombia Telecomunicaciones (Coltel), whose majority shareholder is Telefónica. Through a decree of the Ministry of Finance, the share price was established at CO$ 2,075 (USD 0.72), for which the State intends to obtain CO$ 2.3 trillion (USD 800 million). The [...]

Colombia starts taxing digital platforms

From July 1, the Value Added Tax (19%) started to apply to foreign digital platforms that provide services in Colombia, including Netflix and Spotify. The measure had been included in the 2016 tax reform. The National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (Dian) stated that service providers can already register as responsible for VAT in Colombia [...]

HBO announces first Colombian fiction TV series

HBO Latin America announced the production of its new fiction series, “Mil Colmillos”, together with Rhayuela Films. It will be directed by Jaime Osorio (“El Páramo”, “Siete Cabezas”). The company said in a statement that it decided to further invest in original local productions after the success of its Colombian documentary, Guerras Ajenas. The series [...]

Colombia moves forward with DTT deployment

According to a report from the National Television Authority (ANTV), Colombia’s DTT already reaches 86% of the country’s population. The goal is for that number to increase to 92% by the end of this year. Currently, DTT covers 690 municipalities out of 1,122, with 40 stations that transmit the public network. Since 2015, coverage has [...]