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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 [...]

AT&T to invest more in HBO’s original content

John Stankey, the new head of AT&Ts entertainment division, said that the company plans to boost HBOs budget for original programming to keep pace with its competitors. I fully expect were going to be investing heavier in content development at HBO, Stankey said in an interview, according to Bloomberg. The executive, a phone-company veteran, is [...]

AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner

AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner. The announcement was made just two days after a federal judge approved the USD 85.4 billion deal. Following the acquisition, AT&T rebranded Time Warner as WarnerMedia. In this way, the telecommunications company complements its video, mobile and broadband portfolio with the entertainment offer of Warner Bros., HBO [...]

Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner deal

A U.S. court ruled that AT&T can continue with its acquisition of Time Warner. District Judge Richard Leon announced its decision on Tuesday in the framework of one of the largest antitrust cases in years. Leon ruled that the Justice Department could not prove that the deal harms pay TV competition. The Judge approved the [...]

Cinemax launches commercial operations in Peru

HBO Latin America announced the launch of commercial operations of its basic pay TV channel Cinemax in Peru. Now, companies in the country will be able to advertise their products and services in the channels programming. According to Gustavo Grossmann, CVP of Networks for HBO Latin America, during 2017 the Peruvian pay TV market had [...]

Industry leaders to debate the future of TV at NexTV Colombia

NexTV Series Colombia & Andean 2017 will gather, on November 30 at the JW Marriott hotel in Bogota, more than 40 executives from leading TV, OTT and online video companies to discuss the industry trends. DirecTV, Claro, Telefonica, TigoUne, Sony Pictures Television, Fox and HBO are among the companies that will participate in the event. [...]

Hulu becomes first streaming service to win an Emmy for Outstanding Drama

“The Handmaids Tale” won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, making Hulu the first streaming service to win an award in this category, beating Netflix and Amazon. Hulu, which had never won an Emmy for its original content, received ten awards: eight for “The Handmaids Tale”, including Outstanding Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss, her first Emmy), [...]

AT&T won’t have to disinvest in Sky Mexico

AT&T Mexico said in a statement that the conditions imposed by Mexican regulator IFT to approve the merger with Time Warner “do not contemplate a structural separation or divestment processes” in Sky nor HBO LAG. “The IFT disclosed a series of conditions to which this transaction is subject, aimed at maintaining and promoting competition in [...]

Oi launches broadband offer with video content

Brazilian telecommunications company Oi has launched a new product – called Oi Total Play – that allows broadband customers to access the content of the digital platforms of Discovery, ESPN, FOX Networks Group Brazil (FNG), HBO, Sony and Viacom. The bundle also includes fixed telephony. The product is oriented to a new segment of broadband customers [...]

HBO announces new series from “Game of Thrones” creators

Game of Thrones showrunners and creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will return to HBO for the new original series Confederate. The announcement was made by Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming. The news comes while Game of Thrones approaches the end. The new TV series will begin filming after the final season of HBOs [...]