Tag Archives: World Cup

Toolbox beats expectations with soccer World Cup

Toolbox, specialist in the development of OTT services and platforms, shared some data on the performance of its technology during the soccer World Cup 2018. The company was in charge of supporting the online platforms of important customers in Latin America, including operators and content providers. According to the company, “Toolbox technology exceeded the expectations [...]

TV Azteca considers leaving soccer business

TV Azteca CEO Benjamín Salinas said in the Q218 report that soccer costs are becoming “less sustainable” from a financial perspective so the company is evaluating whether to continue or not in this business. “We are obligated to review the soccer business in a comprehensive manner and to evaluate the viability of staying there, the [...]

Televisa Deportes awarded with YouTube’s Gold Play Button

Televisa Deportes has been awarded with YouTube’s Gold Play Button for quintupling its fan base by reaching more than 1 million subscribers on that video platform, where the company offered content of the World Cup in Russia. In a statement, Televisa said that this increase reflects the interest of Mexicans for soccer and sports content: [...]

Aldea transmits live coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in HD and 4K

Aldea, a provider of high quality video services and solutions for the television and media industries, announce that is has successfully delivered live transmissions of the 2018 FIFA World Cup to 14 customers around the world, including countries like Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay. The customers distributed all 64 games in HD and UHD/4K to [...]

Televisa sees growth in Q218 driven by FIFA World Cup

Televisa announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2018. The company’s net sales during the period increased 16.2% to MX $ 26,702 million (USD 1,398 million). This increase mainly was attributable to revenue growth in the Content and Cable segments, the company explained in its report. Televisa’s net income increased 153% to MX [...]

Osiptel opens sanction procedure against Latina and DirecTV

Peruvian regulator Osiptel said that is has begun a sanction procedure against the free-to-air TV channel Latina and pay TV operator DirecTV for alleged infringements of the Law of Repression of Anticompetitive Behaviors related to the retransmission of the Latina signal during the World Cup. According to the regulator, the decision was made after the [...]

CBF signs content deal with Twitter

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has signed a deal with Twitter to produce, in its official account (@cbf_futebol) exclusive video contents of the national team in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The agreement, already in force, includes live streaming of Brazils training sessions, and news related to the matches, press conferences, interviews and behind-the-scenes [...]

Welo closes deal with DirecTV to offer videos with official World Cup content

Welo.tv platform launched a promotion that allows publishers in Latin America to make video clips -and embed them in their websites- with all the official games and contents of the 2018 World Cup, completely free of charge. This initiative comes after an agreement with DirecTV, main holder of the rights of the sporting event. The [...]