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Mexican filmmakers request digital platforms to pay taxes in the country

Filmmakers from Mexico asked the countrys  Deputies Chambers Culture and Cinematography Commission that digital platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video should pay taxes, and that 30% of the content catalog they offer should include Mexican or independent productions. In early April, Mexicans Finance Minister expressed that OTTs could pay taxes in the country [...]

Netflix raises it prices in Mexico again from May

Through personalized emails, Netflix is reminding its already registered subscribers that, from their next billing date, monthly subscription cost  will rise. In March, the OTT had announced that it would update its prices, but the measure was applied only to new subscribers. New  subscriptions values for Mexicans establish that the Basic plan goes from USD [...]

Netflix to develop 30 new productions in Brazil in the next two years

Netflix announced that it will develop 30 productions in Brazil in the next two years, including original series, films and documentaries. Contents range to be included covers thrillers, romance, comedy and family and children issues. The company will record  its projects in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Cimbres and Tocantins. ‘Brazil has [...]

Foreign OTTs could include Colombian local titles special section from 2020

With the aim of encouraging national audiovisual production content in Colombia, the National Development Plan could make foreign OTTs such as Netflix, Movistar Play or Amazon Prime Video, and others, compulsorily to include a section with only Colombian titles, starting in 2020. The initial proposal was to establish a minimum screen fee of 10% to [...]

Cablevision adds Netflix to Flow in Argentina

Cablevision Flow agreed with Netflix to access the OTT through its platform. Feature is already available and is effective since last Thursday, April 18th for customers who have a Flow STB and a Netflix account. Access to the OTT can be done from a dedicated application. In addition, the new Flow remote control will have [...]

Peru could also collect taxes from OTTs

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented a report that suggests that Peru would collect taxes from Netflix and other apps, and argued that if the measure is implemented, the country could raise more than USD 35 million per year. In its report Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean [...]

Netflix adds new productions in Colombia

Rodrigo Mazon, Netflix Vice President of Content Acquisition for Latin America and Spain, said that the OTT will continue betting on content production in that country, and gave details of the ones that are being developed. Among them, he highlighted the adaptation of “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, the agreement with Caracol Televisión and the [...]

Mexico could also apply a tax to foreign OTTs

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal) considered that Mexico could obtain revenues valued in USD 178.8 million per year if it charges VAT to digital platforms and charges 3% for intermediation services from platforms like Netflix and others. The entity established in its report Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and [...]

Bolivia to prepare standard for Netflix to pay taxes

Bolivian National Tax Service (SIN), together with Economy and Finance Ministry are preparing a regulatory project for foreighn companies that offer services through OTTs in the country to pay taxes, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. We are working on a standard. We hope to conclude it and take it to the Legislative Assembly, [...]

Netflix could remove the entire Pixar catalog to include it in Disney+

Pixar’s films could stop being part of  Netflix catalog to migrate to Disney +, the new OTT that Disney plans to launch at the end of the year. The studio, created in 1979, will be 24 years old in 2019 since it launched Toy Story, its first computerized film, in 1995. Of the 20 feature [...]