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Telefónica to launch Movistar Series channel in Latin America

Telefónica announced that it will launch the new Movistar Series channel in Latin America, which will include the companys original productions, as well as a selection of Latin American content. It will be available through the Movistar TV and Movistar Play platforms. In this way, the Movistar+ original series will arrive to 12 countries in [...]

Telefónica launches video recommendation system in Latin America

Telefónica launched a video content recommendation solution in Latin America, designed by Telefónica I+D’s engineering team at the Walqa Technology Park, in Huesca, Spain, elEconomista.es reported. For this product, the company worked with recommendation algorithms, as well as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. “When a user watches a movie, it gives us a lot of [...]

Viacom strikes mobile streaming deal with Telefónica in Latin America

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) announced that it has closed a deal with Telefónica to make a wide range of its TV channels and content available for streaming by subscribers of the Movistar Play platform in Latin America. Beginning in the first semester of 2018, Movistar Play will carry live feeds of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick [...]

Colombia ready to sell stake in Movistar

Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas said last Friday during an event that the government will sell its stake in Telefónica-Movistar, which amounts to 32.5%. According to Cárdenas, currently “it is a non-strategic government investment”, El Colombiano reported. It is expected that the process schedule will be known shortly. Meanwhile, the government hired a consortium made [...]

Telefónica renews organizational structure, splits Latam unit into two operations

Telefónica announced a new organizational structure to simplify and adapt it to a digital world, the company said in a press release. In this context, Emilio Gayo will replace Luis Miguel Gilpérez as Executive Chairman of Telefónica España. The changes also include Latin America, which will now have two different units. The company said Telefónica [...]

Telefónica in talks to add Netflix content in Spain

Spains Telefónica is in talks with Netflix to include the contents of the streaming giant on Movistar+ platform, according to El Español. The agreement, which is not yet signed, is part of a strategy that seeks to transform the experience of Movistar+ with the addition of more content and 4K technology. According to the Spanish [...]

Chile recorded 3.25 million pay TV subs in Q317

According to figures from the most recent report of Chilean regulator Subtel, the pay TV market in the country ended the third quarter of 2017 with 3.25 million subscribers, up 7.5% from previous year. The report revealed that satellite TV systems accounted 50.3% of total subscribers, and cable and IPTV systems the remaining 47.9%. The [...]

Brazil’s Vivo adds Netflix to mobile offer

Brazilian mobile operator Vivo (Telefónica) announced the addition of Netflix to its “Double Play” offer, the data bonus for exclusive use in selected music and video applications. Through “Double Play”, customers automatically get extra data to use selected apps such as Spotify, YouTube, Vivo Música, NBA, and now Netflix. For example, customers with 10 GB [...]

Telefónica’s Wayra invests in Zapping TV app

Wayra Chile, Telefónica’s investment arm, added three new firms to its portfolio and made investments of USD 500,000, El Mercurio reported. Among the companies is Zapping TV, the app to watch television online. Zapping TV offers users the possibility to watch different packs of channels for a monthly subscription. The Colombia pack, for example, includes [...]

Argentina grants pay TV licenses to Telefónica and Claro

Argentinas National Entity of Communications (Enacom) has granted pay TV licenses to Claro (América Móvil) and Telefónica. In addition, cable operator Supercanal received the authorization to provide mobile telephony as MVNO. These new decisions, taken during Enacoms first board meeting of the year, allow the country to move forward with the opening of the telecommunications [...]