Tag Archives: US

beIN Sports strikes LaLiga deal with Azteca America

The pay TV channel beIN Sports announced a content licensing agreement with Azteca America, which allows the latter to broadcast the Spanish LaLiga Smartbank season for the US Hispanic market.   The agreement ables Azteca Americas watchers to access 150 live matches from the sports competition. Azteca America will also gain access to additional high-quality sports [...]

VIX acquires AVOD OTT Pongalo

VIX, which controls the largest multi-platform Latino digital media audience in the world, announced today that it has acquired Pongalo, whose Latino-focused advertising video on demand (AVOD) streaming services Pongalo NovelaClub, Pongalo TV and Moovimex just surpassed one billion minutes watched so far this year. The specific value of the deal was not disclosed.   Pongalo [...]

TyC Sports takes Argentine football teams River Plate and Boca Juniors to the US

Argentine pay TV channel TyC Sports is expanding its sports broadcast offer in the US and, with the beginning of a new Superliga edition (name of the professional football tournament in Argentina), the channel announced it has added River Plate and Boca Juniors matches to its TV offer in the North American country. According to [...]

Disney confirms new Disney+ international releases and prices

The Walt Disney Company confirmed today that its OTT Disney+, scheduled to be launched in the US on November 12th at USD 6.99 per month, will also arrive at Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand. As the company had officially reported in April, after the US debut, Disney+ will expand rapidly globally, with plans [...]

Telemundo acquires Argentina’s Underground Producciones

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has acquired leading Argentine production company Underground Producciones, according to what the specialized media Variety reported. Telemundos new wholly-owned subsidiary will continue under the leadership of its General Director, Sebastian Ortega, who joins the development and creative team of Telemundo Global Studios. The agreements financial terms were not disclosed. Acquiring Underground Producciones [...]

CBS and Viacom to combine and create ViacomCBS Inc

Viacom and CBS today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger, creating a combined company with more than USD 28 billion in revenue. The new company will be led by Bob Bakish as President and CEO. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. [...]

HBO Max also acquires Doctor Who and other BBC series

HBO Max, WarnerMedias OTT planned to be launched next year, acquired the 11 Doctor Whos seasons and other BBC series broadcasting rights for the US, such as The Office, Top Gear, Luther and The Honorable Woman. As part of the new agreement between the platform and BBC Studios, the OTT will also have the series [...]

DAZN premieres its first global original series with Brazilian football players

The sports OTT DAZN announced the launch of The Making Of, its first original documentary series, which will feature Brazilian football players Ronaldo, Neymar Jr and Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho. The series will be simultaneously released in Brazil, Germany, Austria, Canada, Spain, the US, Italy, Japan and Switzerland, where the platform is currently available. With [...]

Brazilian Record TV series Apocalipsis to be broadcast in the US through UniMas

Presented as one of its programming grids news for the 2019-2020 period, the Brazilian soap opera Apocalipsis will premiere on the UniMas (Univision) screen on Sunday, August 12th. The series has 170 episodes and was produced by Casablanca Estudios for Record TV, under Edson Spinellos direction. According to what Univision officially reported when giving details [...]