Tag Archives: Latin America

America Movil acquires 2018-2024 Olympics TV rights in Latin America

Mexican company America Movil, through its subsidiary AMX Contenido, has acquired the broadcast rights in 17 territories across Latin America for the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024. The telecommunications firm has acquired the exclusive digital broadcast rights in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, [...]

Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 becomes operational

Hispasat announced that Amazonas 5 satellite is now in its final 61° West orbital position and has begun to offer the telecommunications services for which it was designed after having successfully passed the exhaustive testing carried out in space. The new satellite offers coverage over the entire American continent and has an estimated useful life [...]

Liberty Global strengthens its Latin American & Caribbean operation

Liberty Global announced that Balan Nair will assume the position of president and CEO of its Latin American and Caribbean operation (LiLAC) once the split-off from Liberty Global occurs, which is expected around the end of the year. Currently, Nair is Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of the company and he will remain in this [...]

DirecTV added El Garage TV

DirecTV has added during October El Garage TV in HD to its programming in Latin America. The channel offers news of motor sports. It is available in Oro and superior packages. “The constant incorporation of HD channels is part of a process of innovation aiming to provide the best entertainment experience for our customers,” said [...]

FOX opens new office in Ecuador

FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America announced the opening of a new office in Ecuador, in the capital Quito, to address the specific requirements of affiliates, advertisers and consumers through a solid professional team. This way, FNG positions itself as “the first and only multiplatform media group with 100% presence and operations in the country,” [...]

Brazil pushes down DirecTV subs losses in Latin America

DirecTV Latin America ended the third quarter of 2017 with 13.5 million subscribers. Third-quarter subscriber net losses were 132,000 driven by losses in Brazil, according to AT&T report. SKY Brazil registered a subscriber base of 5.3 million, 230,000 less than in Q217.The PanAmericana division, which includes the operations of the rest of the countries of [...]

Pay TV market in Latin America reached 74.3 million subs in Q2 2017

Following Dataxis research, the pay TV market in Latin America reached 74.3 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, ended almost unchanged from the previous quarter. Although the market remained stable, America Movil and AT&T (DirecTV), the two main groups lost subscribers. America Movil lost 1.3% of its pay TV subscriber base in the [...]

Roku expands its presence in Latin America

Roku announced the launch of its streaming players in Argentina, Central America, Chile, Colombia and Peru. The company unveiled two players that will come to market in the coming weeks -the Roku Express+ and the Roku Streaming Stick+.  Roku sales director for Latin America, Alex Dalesio, will discuss the connected TV business in the region [...]