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Liberty Latin America acquires 87.5% of UTS

Liberty Latin America entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 87.5% of United Telecommunication Services (UTS), which provides fixed and mobile services to several Caribbean nations. The transaction was made on a cash and debt-free basis, and valued at USD 189 million. The agreement to acquire represents all shares held in UTS by the Government [...]

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 [...]

Dailymotion reached 30 content deals in Latin America

The video portal DailyMotion (owned by French group Vivendi since 2015) announced that it has signed new deals for content with Latin American media, so that it has reached a total of 30. It recently added the Spanish OTT service of movies and series Pongalo, the Mexican magazine Cambio and Guatemala’s FTA broadcaster Chapin TV. [...]

Google launched YouTube Premium in Peru, Chile and Colombia

The international company Google expanded its OTT YouTube Premium service to Peru, Chile and Colombia these last November 13 th . Previously, the already mentioned service was available in Latin America, but only in Brazil and Mexico. Simultaneously, the service YouTube Music was also enabled. The YouTube Premium monthly subscription is charged in local currency, [...]

Mexico to discuss the future of video advertising

The next edition of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, to be held on September 25 and 26 in Mexico City, will have this year a new thematic segment – called Future Ad Track – that will analyze the future of TV and video advertising with executives of the main companies in the market. In [...]

Permira will repurchase Cisco’s video software business

The private equity firm Permira announced that it will repurchase the video software unit from the technology company Cisco, six years after selling it for USD 5 billion. Abe Peled, former CEO of the business, was named as President of the division. Ciscos clients in Latin America are pay TV operators, such as Claro in [...]

The YouTube Kids app to improve parental controls

Googles YouTube Kids mobile app introduced new parental control options for America, Asia and Europe to improve security. These improvements arrive after several complaints by users who claimed that a faulty algorithm was letting content not suitable for children to slip in. Collections are one of the new features. They have content purged by Google [...]

The OTT Amazon Primes adds more live sports contents

Amazon Prime Video is broadcasting live the matches of the Next Generation ATP Finals tennis tournament. This content is available for subscribers in more than 200 countries, including all Latin America. This is the second time that the OTT broadcasts live sporting events, as it is also broadcasting Thursday Night Football games of the NFL. [...]

Facebook to spend up to USD 1 billion on original TV content

According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook could spend next year as much as USD 1 billion on original content for its new video platform Watch, according to people familiar with matter. The figure, could fluctuate based on the success of Facebooks programming, said the report. A few weeks ago, the US newspaper also reported [...]