Tag Archives: telecom

Gonzalo Hita: ‘Flow is becoming an entertainment platform’

Gonzalo Hita, Telecoms COO, took part in the Nextv Series Argentina event, leading TV and OTT conference developed by Dataxis, and expressed himself on several issues such as the recent  Netflix integration to Cablevision Flow, the advance towards 5G, how cord cutting affects todays pay TV market and todays subscription TV situation. First, Hita spoke [...]

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 [...]

Personal launches Flow in Paraguay

Pay-TV operator Personal (Telecom) launched Flow in Paraguay, an IPTV service with new features that allow subscribers to watch live TV, series, movies and premieres from any device and anywhere. It is an OTT that includes more than a hundred channels and more than 90 in HD, and above 6,500 on demand content. Into the [...]

Argentina holds local OTTs meeting

Buenos Aires Web Fest (BAWebFest), the first international web series festival in South America that brings together local and international projects marketed over the internet, had its 2019 edition in Argentina. One of the most outstanding sessions of the day was starred by Felipe Becerra (content manager of Telecom), Gustavo Castro (chief of contents of [...]

Personal and Cablevisión customers can watch the Copa Libertadores final without using data

Clients of the mobile phone company Personal and pay TV operator Cablevisión in Argentina will be able to watch the games of the Copa Libertadores final on multiplatform service Flow, without consuming data, as well as the Personal Fest music festival. The first match of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca and River will be [...]

Telefónica goes to Court over Cablevisión-Telecom merger

Telefónica Argentina appeared before the Civil and Commercial Justice to challenge the resolution that approved the merger between Cablevisión and Telecom, according to Página 12. The company went to court after receiving no response on the formal protest presented to the National Commission for the Defense of Competition (CNDC), the Commerce Secretariat and the Ministry [...]

Flow expands its reach, prepares to add Netflix

In Argentinas new convergence scenario, Telecom is preparing its offer to face competition. The CEO of the company, Carlos Moltini, ratified the infrastructure and investment plan, although he said it will take more time. Meanwhile, Flow – the next generation multiscreen product – has already surpassed one million users and positioned as an “entertainment supermarket”. [...]

Disney looking to integrate OTT service in all ecosystems

Diego Lerner, president of The Walt Disney Company Latin America, spoke about the company’s OTT strategy and stressed that the new service will be offered in all ecosystems, following the model used in the U.S. The executive also referred to the merger with Fox as a “fascinating opportunity”. “We are developing our own platform with [...]

Paraguay wants to regulate telecom service cancellations

The Paraguayan ombudsman, Miguel Godoy, has presented a draft bill to regulate the contracts of telephone, Internet and pay TV companies. Specifically, the initiative seeks to prohibit companies from charging a cost for the service cancellation. According to ABC Color, the preliminary draft mentions that users will be able to terminate the contract at the [...]

Telefónica reiterates opposition to Telecom-Cablevisión merger

Telefónica again appeared before Argentina’s Ministry of Commerce questioning the approval of the merger between Telecom and Cablevisión. According to iProfesional, if the company does not receive the authorities’ response, it will go to the Civil and Commercial Justice, and would be willing to go to the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). [...]