Tag Archives: Latin America

Broadband leads in Latin America, pay TV goes through a new stage

During NexTV Series Argentina, Carlos Blanco, Research director at Dataxis, offered an overview of the pay TV and OTT market in Latin America. According to the analysis, pay TV is going through a new phase and operators are focused on connectivity and content aggregation through multi-screens. In this context, in Q417 broadband took the lead [...]

Fox extends call for original production projects

Fox Producciones Originales, the content development and production unit of Fox Networks Group (FNG) Latin America, announced an extension of the deadline for receiving ideas for the group’s third creative call. The new deadline is Saturday, June 30, 2018. Those interested can enter their projects at www.foxproduccionesoriginales.com in Spanish-speaking markets (the initiative also includes Spain) [...]

Chile’s VTR plays a central role in Liberty’s new structure

After Liberty Global’s restructuring process, Chilean pay TV operator VTR now plays a central role since it will be in charge of managing the new acquisitions of Liberty Latin America in the region, from Chile to Central America, with the exception of Panama, explained VTR CEO Guillermo Ponce in an interview with La Tercera. Earlier [...]

Zapping TV aims at cord cutters with its linear OTT offer in Latin America

Zapping TV is looking to gain space in the Latin America market with its linear OTT offer that aims to “transform the cable industry through a personalized, low-cost service,” said in an interview with NexTV News Latam, the CEO and founder of the company, Gustavo Morandé. The executive will discuss the new OTT pay TV [...]

PlayKids adds BBC’s children’s content in Latin America

BBC Studios Latin America/U.S. Hispanic and PlayKids announced an agreement which will give users of the SVOD app in Latin America immediate access to seven popular CBeebies series, including the award-winning Sarah and Duck, The Clangers and Go Jetters. The series will be available both in Portuguese and Spanish. Other titles included in the agreement [...]

Smithsonian Channel launches in Latin America with DirecTV

Smithsonian Channel announced its launch in Latin America through DirecTV (Channel 1747) service in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and the Caribbean. The offer includes programming in 4K. The channel, inspired by the Smithsonian Institution, presents content from its parent companies, Showtime and CBS. The programming includes documentaries, series and shows on history, culture [...]

Telefónica ends Q1 with 4.67 million pay TV subs

Telefónica presented its Q118 report, the first with the new structure for Latin America. In the region, the company registered 4.67 million pay TV subscribers, of which 1.6 million belong to Brazil, 2.1 million to the Hispanoamérica Sur division and 1 million to Hispanoamérica Norte. Brazil is Telefónica’s main pay TV market. In this country, [...]

Secuoya gets financing to expand in Latin America

Spains Grupo Secuoya reached a financing agreement that will allow it to get 100 million (USD 123.6 million) that will be used, among other projects, to expand its presence in Latin America. In the region, the company has businesses in Chile, Peru and Colombia, and now concentrates its efforts in expanding into Mexico. The CEO [...]

Latin America SVOD OTT subscribers reached 18.2 million in 2017

According to Dataxis latest research, as at 2017, Latin America reached 18.2 million of active paid account subscribed to a Video on Demand OTT service (S-VoD). This means an annual increase of 29.8%. Such volume is equal to 25.2% of the total fixed broadband accesses, which indicates it has more room to growth. Netflix remains [...]