Tag Archives: TV

TVs from Panama must be sold with tuners for digital TV

Panamanian Public Services National Authority (ASEP)  reported that since April 1st all economic agents that market TVs in the country must sell them with the digital TV or DVB-T tuner incorporated, so that they can receive digital broadcasts. Panama, Colombia and some Caribbean territories have chosen this European standard for DTT. The only exception to [...]

FTA leads Chilean audience in 2018

Chilean National Television Council (CNTV) published the results of its report TV Consumption 2018, which shows that Free-to-Air TV (FTA)  was the most watched media in the country. According to the report, last year, each person consumed an average of 1,286 hours of TV, which means approximately 3, 31 daily hours average. All figures mentioned [...]

Telcel increases prices of 24 TV plans in Bolivia

Telefonica Celular of Bolivia -Telcel, which commercial brand is Tigo Bolivia-, informed it customers that it has increased 24 TV plans prices through HCF technology. New values are valid since February, and they mainly affect the Basic, Advanced, HD, TV, Triple Play and Home plans. The increase in the service payment belongs to programming costs [...]

Movistar Play reaches 242 thousand Chilean accesses in 2018

According to data published in Telefonica Chiles financial results report up to December 2018, the OTT Movistar Play recorded 242 thousand subscribers. The offer includes access to the OTT from any device, with availability of up to 75 live channels that can be paused, moved back or reproduced from the beginning. Movistar Play also includes [...]

IFT requests USD 3.2 million from MVS to broadcast with a FTA channel in CDMX

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) defined that Comband S.A. de CV, a subsidiary to which MVS Comunicaciones transferred its restricted TV concession titles in 2015, must pay a  USD 3.2 million restitution to begin its FTA TV broadcasts in Mexico City and 17 other municipalities of the country through its own digital TV channel. Comband has [...]

Rakuten TV develops its international expansion

Rakuten TV, OTT platform based in Spain that includes films and TV series in its offer, announced its expansion to more than 30 European countries, which could also include Asian and Latin American markets. The platform produced its first own film in 2018 and is available under free TVOD and SVOD models. Jacinto Roca, CEO [...]

New TV addressable advertising standard to be deployed in 2020

Disney, Turner, NBC, CBS and Discovery, together with Smart TVs company Vizio, formed the  Open Addressable Ready Project (OAR), a partnership for the development and deployment of a new standard for addressable advertising on Smart TVs. Full deployment is planned for the beginning of 2020. We all recognize the most important goal of this initiative [...]

Apple could launch its OTT in April

Apple invited media from all over the world to an event that will take place on March 25th at the Steve Jobs Theatre in the US, where it is expected to launch its subscription TV and video OTT globally. The company did not give details on  the reason for the meeting, although the launch date [...]

Movistar Play to be launched in Mexico

According to Telefónica Mexico, Movistar Play will be launched in that country on March 21st. Its offer will include its own production series, films, exclusive TV channels, sports, children’s content, documentaries and access to Netflix, with whom Telefónica has a global alliance for offering content. The company also reported that customers can watch all offers [...]

Disney+ includes all Disney films

Disney+, OTT to be launched at the end of the year, will include all titles produced by Disney throughout its history in its catalog, as confirmed by Bob Iger, CEO of the company, during the annual shareholders meeting that took place last week. Disney+ will put together what we call our catalog products, movies and [...]