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StarTV to add OTT services to TV offer in 2019

Mexican DTH operator StarTV is working on partnerships with OTTs services to complement its content offering. In 2019, it will offer well known platforms, said in an interview with NexTV News Latam the companys general director, Bruno Pruneda. Meanwhile, the company moves forward with its ‘double play’ package that integrates pay TV with satellite Internet. [...]

AT&T plans to launch new streaming service in 2019

AT&Ts WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner) plans to launch a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019, the unit CEO John Stankey said in a statement. We are committed to launching a compelling and competitive product, the executive said. The new initiative will be anchored by HBO as a lead brand, and [...]

Exclusive series on streaming platforms lead to increase piracy, says report

The number of people using BitTorrent began to increase again in 2015, after several years in decline, due to the exclusive shows on streaming platforms, including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. This was pointed out by Cam Cullen, Vice President of Global Marketing at Sandvine, in a blog post with the findings of a new report. [...]

Peru: Movistar Play announces 1 million users

Movistar Play announced that it has reached more than 1 million registered users in Peru. Soon, the service will add new features and by 2019 it will integrate Netflix, HBO and Fox to its platform. Movistar Play is available at no additional cost to residential and mobile customers. “We are committed to offer the best [...]

Emmy 2018: Amazon Prime Video becomes first streaming service to win in the comedy series category

During the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards held on Monday, September 17, Amazon Prime Video became the first streaming service to win a best comedy series Emmy for its original production “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. The series follows a housewife in 1958 New York City who discovers she has a knack for stand-up comedy. This [...]

AT&T CEO says Netflix is the “Walmart” of video streaming services

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson called Netflix the Walmart of video on demand services, while HBO -now part of the group after the acquisition of Time Warner- is the Tiffany” of media and entertainment. The executive made the comparison on Wednesday during the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in New York. “HBO is a very unique brand, [...]

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 [...]