Tag Archives: Latin America

Telefónica to launch Movistar Series channel in Latin America

Telefónica announced that it will launch the new Movistar Series channel in Latin America, which will include the companys original productions, as well as a selection of Latin American content. It will be available through the Movistar TV and Movistar Play platforms. In this way, the Movistar+ original series will arrive to 12 countries in [...]

Canal Sony confirms acquisition of American Idol in exclusive for Latin America

Canal Sony announced that it has signed a deal with FremantleMedia International to air in Latin America the new season of American Idol, the iconic series that had a profound effect on the music industry. This way, the show, which is set to launch on ABC (US) in March 2018, will return to Canal Sony [...]

Latam drives Millicom growth in Q417

Telecommunications company Millicom announced its financial results for Q417. In its report, the company highlighted the performance of its operation in Latin America. “Growth returned to our Latam markets during the second half of 2017, said Millicom CEO, Mauricio Ramos. According to the executive, this growth is the result of a strategic focus on building [...]

Telefónica launches video recommendation system in Latin America

Telefónica launched a video content recommendation solution in Latin America, designed by Telefónica I+D’s engineering team at the Walqa Technology Park, in Huesca, Spain, elEconomista.es reported. For this product, the company worked with recommendation algorithms, as well as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. “When a user watches a movie, it gives us a lot of [...]

Viacom strikes mobile streaming deal with Telefónica in Latin America

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) announced that it has closed a deal with Telefónica to make a wide range of its TV channels and content available for streaming by subscribers of the Movistar Play platform in Latin America. Beginning in the first semester of 2018, Movistar Play will carry live feeds of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick [...]

DirecTV Latin America ended 2017 with 13.6 million subscribers

AT&T reported its fourth quarter financial results. The company said that DirecTV Latin America recorded 139,000 net adds in Q417 and reached 13.6 million total subscribers. This figure does not include Sky Mexico (Televisa-AT&T), which had approximately 8.0 million subscribers as of September 30, 2017. According to AT&T report, Sky Brasil added 70,000 customers in [...]

Claro Sports and Marca to offer multi-platform coverage of Winter Olympics

Claro Sports and Marca will offer the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in 17 countries in Latin America, through pay TV, Internet, applications and social networks. The transmission will cover more than 600 hours of live content. From 9 to 25 February, Claro Sports will offer two channels: the first one will be the traditional Claro [...]

Fox Sports Latin America acquires F1 rights

Fox Sports Latin America announced that it has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast FIA Formula 1 World Championship on pay TV and digital platforms for a period of five years, from 2018 to 2022. Fox Sports, Fox Sports 3 and Fox Premium Action will cover all the races (21 in total) as well as practice [...]

FIFA World Cup to boost TV sales in Latam

This year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia will accelerate the sale of TV sets in Latin America, which is estimated to grow by 6.4%, according to data released during CES 2018. Celso Barros, Regional Product Manager of Samsung, said at a press conference that this year will be marked by the renewal of larger screens [...]

Imira signs distribution deals for Latin America

Spanish company Imira announced that it has signed several distribution deals for Latin America, US and EMEA region, with SVOD platforms and TV channels like Discovery and Turner, among others. Imira and Signal Media created an alliance for the development of a new network in Latam and US Hispanic, for which they have acquired 12 [...]