Tag Archives: Discovery

Discovery acquires Golf Channel Latin America

Discovery announced the acquisition of Latin American Golf, which operates Golf Channel Latin America, its pay-TV channel, to Simple Networks LLC and Fornaluz Productions, an  Inversiones Bahía affiliate. The incorporation of Golf Channel Latin America will expand Discovery’s global media business related to golf in Latin America, adding a growing multiplatform with more than 10 [...]

Alianza restructures itself and creates executive board to advance in combating content piracy

In an effort to more closely align with priorities for future consolidated strategies against piracy, the organization Alianza (Contra Pirateria de Television Paga) announced its restructuring with the creation of an executive board of officers. The executive board will be comprised of members from DirecTV, Discovery, ESPN, FOX and Turner, a group of content providers, [...]

The D2C model, between traditional methodology and new content platforms

As part of the 2019 edition of the Nextv Series Colombia event, the leading conference that took place on June 27th at the JW Marriott Hotel in Bogotá, the D2C and new platforms for content panel was developed. Ernesto Carreño, Head of Marketing at DirecTV Colombia, José Luiz Ribeiro, Regional Sales Director Latam at Alpha [...]

Oi updates its OTT Oi Play with more content customization features

The Brazilian company Oi presented new features in its Oi Play VOD platform, available for iOS and Android devices. The application now has the ‘Pra Trocar’ update, which allows subscribers to choose which OTT content they want to add to their plan. The system works through virtual currencies called plays, and lasts for 30 days. [...]

Discovery takes Food Network to Colombia through Movistar TV

The Discovery channel announced an agreement with Movistar to make Food Network, focused on the food markets content, available in Colombia through Movistar TVs channel 851 (HD) The channel will be available in Movistars Zaphire Plus plan. Increasing our entertainment content catalog is one of Movistar Colombias aims. Our customers demand quality and different content, [...]

Discovery and BBC launch new OTT in 2020

Discovery and BBC Studios announced they will launch a new OTT SVOD worldwide, scheduled for 2020. Both business ran a 10 year-agreement valued at USD 400 million, in which Discovery acquired an extensive list of contents from the British company. The acquisition includes the BBCs franchise rights – such as Planet Earth and Blue Planet [...]

HGTV to join Discovery Latin America

Discovery Latin America / US Hispanic (DLA / USH) confirmed that it will incorporate the HGTV channel to its Latin American audiences. This way, Discovery expands its lifestyle brands offer, which already includes other similar contents networks such as Discovery Home & Health, TLC and Food Network. In the US, HGTV is located in the [...]

New TV addressable advertising standard to be deployed in 2020

Disney, Turner, NBC, CBS and Discovery, together with Smart TVs company Vizio, formed the  Open Addressable Ready Project (OAR), a partnership for the development and deployment of a new standard for addressable advertising on Smart TVs. Full deployment is planned for the beginning of 2020. We all recognize the most important goal of this initiative [...]

Net and Claro already include Netflix catalog

From Tuesday 19th, February, Net and Claro subscribers in Brazil will be able to access to Netflix catalog. OTT series and movies are available through the operators STB. We are bringing together the best content from all platforms, with Netflix  diversity and quality Netflix. Access will be through Nets remote control, as well as the [...]

Mega to launch new TV channel

Chilean broadcaster Mega (Grupo Bethia) will launch in January 2019 the new pay TV channel Mega Plus, which will target an audience of men and women of 35-50 years old. The investment for this initiative exceeds USD 1.5 million in technology. It will have informative shows that will approach news in a different way, with [...]