Tag Archives: video

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 [...]

Opera TV expands Claro Video reach in Latin America

Opera TV has announced a strategic alliance with streaming platform Claro Video (America Movil) in order to deliver the service to a wider reach of devices, thanks to the Opera TV certification program and the Opera TV Store. The announcement was made during the NexTV CEO Latin America summit in Miami. Through this partnership with [...]

Facebook exceeds its projections for Q316 but warns that revenue growth will begin to deaccelerate

Facebook has exceeded the expectations by netting revenues for U$D 2.380 million during Q316, 166% growth compared to the U$D 896 million in revenues from the previous year. Revenue growth for the quarter was 56%, up to U$D 7.011 million, higher than the expected U$D 6.930 million. Facebook CFO, David Wehner warned that the revenue [...]

YouTube Red launched in Mexico for USD 5.45

Video platform YouTube (Google) launched in Mexico its premium service, YouTube Red. The service allows to view all site content ad-free, as well as a small offer of dedicated content and exclusive features. The price will be USD 5.45 (it is charged in Mexican pesos), same as Spotify which acts as direct competition. Even though [...]

En Argentina el tráfico de datos en Internet se duplicó en un año y más de la mitad es generado por el videoIn Argentina, Internet traffic data has doubled in one year and more than half of it is generated by video consumption

Según la Cámara Argentina de Internet (Cabase), el tráfico de datos en Internet de ese país se duplicó en los últimos doce meses y más de la mitad del total es generado por el video. Los nuevos hábitos de consumo de entretenimiento, TV y video están poniendo a prueba la infraestructura de Internet en todo [...]