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Telefónica integrates Netflix in Brazil

Telefónica, which operates in Brazil under the Vivo brand, is integrating Netflix into its IPTV platform. The process will be carried out gradually and automatically, starting this month. The operator’s customers who also have a Netflix subscription can now directly access the streaming video service through Vivo TV set-top box and remote control. The integration [...]

Movistar Chile starts partnership with Netflix

Movistar Chile announced that its fixed and mobile customers can now subscribe and pay Netflix from their bill, becoming the first telco in the country and the first operation of Telefónica in Latin America to offer this benefit. In a press release, the company said Movistar customers who are not users of Netflix can subscribe [...]

Telefónica to launch Movistar Play in Mexico

María Ángeles Callejo, Deputy Director Digital Services B2C at Telefónica México, said the company is preparing to launch Movistar Play OTT service in the country, which will arrive in 2019. The announcement was made during NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, the leading conference organized by Dataxis. According to the executive, the company is currently [...]

Telefónica considering sale of Mexico, Central America units: report

Telefónica is considering selling off some or all of its businesses in Mexico and Central America with the aim of reducing its debt, El Economista reported ,citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, the same sources said discussions are in advanced stages, and a possible agreement could be announced in the coming [...]

Telefónica renews Wayra, its startup accelerator

Wayra, Telefónica’s startup accelerator, announced the launch of a new strategy focused on accelerating “more mature” technology companies to generate synergies and develop joint businesses. The new Wayra image was presented simultaneously in eight countries. Under this new strategy, it unit will focus acceleration and investment in companies with a clear business plan and whose [...]

Telefónica signs deal to offer Amazon Prime Video in Brazil

Brazilian telecommunications company Vivo (Telefónica) announced that it has signed an agreement with Amazon to offer Prime Video as an additional service. As part of the deal, the operator’s fixed and mobile customers will gain free access to the platform for three months. In addition, subscription can be paid through Vivo bill. “With this launch, [...]

Telefónica to offer NFL games on mobile devices

Telefónica, which operates under the Vivo brand in Brazil, has reached an agreement with NFL for the distribution of the leagues direct-to-consumer digital service, NFL Game Pass, to mobile customers. The monthly subscription costs R$ 29.99 (USD 7.3). The telecom company said the Season Plus package enables subscribers to stream all 2018 NFL preseason, regular [...]

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). [...]

Colombia offers to sell stake in Coltel

Colombias government, through the Ministry of Finance, last week offered to sell its 32.5 percent stake in Colombia Telecomunicaciones (Coltel), a Telefónica subsidiary. The government is selling 1,108,269,271 shares for CO$ 2,075 (USD 0.72). In this way, it hopes to raise CO$ 2.3 trillion (USD 795 million). This first stage ends on October 3 and [...]