Tag Archives: Ecuador

Smithsonian Channel commemorates 50th anniversary of man arrival at the moon with multiplatform event

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of man at the moon, Smithsonian Channel launched special programming to remember the event over six weeks. The contents, which began to be broadcasted yesterday, are available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile,Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. The beginning of the Smithsonian Channel special programming took place yesterday with [...]

Ecuadorian Government would collect taxes from OTTs

From 2020, Ecuadorian Government analyzes to tax digital platforms, with the aim of raising its tax collection by 1.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The proposal, which came up after an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will be sent to the National Assembly in order to be discussed and approved in the [...]

DirecTV GO arrives at Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay

DirecTV GO, a streaming platform that combines live and on demand programming, including series, documentaries, movies, sports and premium content, is arriving at Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Uruguay. From June 24th, DirecTV customers can access DirecTV GO for free. The service is available since last year in Chile and Colombia, where access to the platform [...]

Movistar eSports adds Ubeat content in Latin America

Telefonica and Mediapro agreed to develop the Movistar Esports Ubeat channel together in Latin America, focused on promoting electronic sports, which is already available at the OTT Movistar Play. Initially, the proposal is available in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. Movistar eSports Ubeat will have more than ten original formats focused on [...]

Five sports websites in Ecuador are blocked because of illegal streaming content

The Ecuadorian National Intellectual Rights Services (Senadi) ordered to block five websites belonging to RojaDirecta, a platform focused on broadcasting sporting events, according to what the entity informed in an official statement, where it stated to have found several elements to determine an alleged violation of intellectual property rights, through networks re-broadcastings without the owners [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mexico could also apply a tax to foreign OTTs

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal) considered that Mexico could obtain revenues valued in USD 178.8 million per year if it charges VAT to digital platforms and charges 3% for intermediation services from platforms like Netflix and others. The entity established in its report Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and [...]