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IFT denies Telmex license to offer pay TV in Mexico

Telmex asked the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) for a license to offer pay TV in Mexico since the company will carry out its functional separation, as it was requested by the regulator. However, the IFT denied that request, according to El Universal. In its separation plan, the company requested that the regulator “confirm the [...]

Mexico’s TV Azteca acquires Dori Media format “Lalola”

Dori Media Group announced that it has signed an agreement with TV Azteca for the local version of Lalola, the 150-episode series that was originally produced in 2007 and was sold to more than 120 countries worldwide. Dori Media will have exclusive distribution tape rights for the new remake. Lalola was first aired in Argentina [...]

Mexico to launch new tender for DTT channels

Mexicos Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) plans to tender new radio and TV stations in the second half of the year, according to the Annual Program for the Use of Frequency Bands 2018, published this week in the official gazette. According to the document, IFT plans to tender 58 commercial DTT channels, 22 channels for social [...]

Roku plans new legal actions to resume sales in Mexico

Roku will initiate new legal actions to resume the commercialization of its devices in Mexico, the company said to El Financiero newspaper. Last month, federal judges in Mexico City and in Torreón, Coahuila, denied the legal actions promoted to revoke the suspension. According to the company, “the current prohibition harms consumers, the retail sector and [...]

Apple launches its TV app in Mexico and Brazil

Apple released iOS 11.3 last week with new features. With this update, the TV app, which centralizes the streaming video offer, became available to users in Mexico and Brazil. The application offers access to video services such as HBO, Amazon Video, Mubi, Playkids, Globo Play (Brazil), Claro Video and Las Estrellas (in Mexico), among others. [...]

IFT: Televisa does not have substantial power in pay TV

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) announced that it does not have elements to determine that Televisa has substantial power in the pay TV market. The regulator reversed an earlier decision after the Mexican Supreme Court ordered it to revisit its finding that Grupo Televisa has substantial power in the pay TV market. The Mexican group [...]

Amazon to premiere first original series for Mexico

Amazon Prime Video announced that it will premiere in May the new series “Diablo Guardián”, based on the book by Xavier Velasco. Televisa had planned to release this production on its SVOD service Blim, but it will finally be part of Amazons catalogue as part of the agreement between both companies. This way, “Diablo Guardián” [...]

Mexico maintains ban on Roku sales

Mexico’s Federal Judiciary maintained the ban on Roku devices sales in the country, the Institute of Telecommunications Law (IDET in Spanish) reported. Last week, federal judges in Mexico City and Torreón denied the legal actions promoted to revoke the decision. In this way, the suspension ordered by the 38th Civil Judge of the Superior Court [...]

Google launches free public Wi-Fi in Mexico

Google has launched its free public Wi-Fi hotspot program Google Station in Mexico, which is available at more than 50 public venues in the country, including airports, malls and mass transit stations. Mexico is the first country in Latin America to launch Google Station, and the third country globally, after India and Indonesia. In Mexico, [...]

Mexico: Pay TV subscribers down 0.8% in Q317

According to Q317 data released by Mexican regulator IFT, total pay TV accesses in the country reached 22.2 million, down 0.8% compared to the figure reported by operators in the same period of previous year. The service penetration “went from 67 to 66 accesses per 100 households,” the regulator said. At the end of the [...]