The growth observed in OTT pay TV remains slow in Latin America. As reported by Dataxis, at the end of 2020, this technology represents almost 1.3 million subscribers; barely 2% of the pay TV market. A review of DirecTV, Telefonica and America Movil strategies shows the different strategies implemented to change this static situation. Low prices and alliances with SVOD OTT constitute a strong part of these strategies, but this new trend is not yet convincing as the solution that will save pay TV. With different motivations, DirecTV and Telefónica promoted the development of OTT pay TV. At the end of 2018, DirecTV launched its DirecTV Go platform in Chile and Colombia and gradually added it to other markets. The last one was Argentina, at the end of Q4 2020. DirecTV Go is a product with a price level that, depending on the country, ...

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Did America Movil find the key to make OTT pay TV grow?

The growth observed in OTT pay TV remains slow in Latin America. As reported by Dataxis, at the end of 2020, this technology represents almost 1.3 million subscribers; barely 2% of the pay TV mark...

AT&T sells part of DirecTV’s business in the US and looks for options to sell the DTH operations in Latin America

John Stankey, CEO at AT&T, has recently announced that the company is looking for options to sell DirecTV's operations in Latin America. This is the first time that an AT&T executive expre...

Before its relaunch in Latin America, ViacomCBS confirms catalog and distribution partners for Paramount+

ViacomCBS has officially reported this Thursday, February 25th, more details about the relaunch of Paramount+, which will take place next Thursday, March 4th in 18 countries in Latin America. As r...

AT&T nears deal with TPG Capital to sell DirecTV in the US

As reported on the specialized website CNBC, AT&T is about to run an agreement to sell a stake in DirecTV (DTH), U-Verse (IPTV) and AT&T TV Now (pay TV OTT) to the US investment fund TPG C...

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| February 28th, 2021
As confirmed from its Chilean official website, the e-commerce company MercadoLibre is now allowing its users to hire the SVOD OTT Disney+, launched by The ...
| February 28th, 2021
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| | | February 28th, 2021
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| February 26th, 2021
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| | | February 26th, 2021
As reported on various specialized websites in Argentina, some matches of the Professional Football League in that country will be broadcast on FTA TV again...
| February 26th, 2021
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| February 24th, 2021
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| February 24th, 2021
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| | February 24th, 2021
Chilean mobile operator Wom has officially announced through its official website the launch of a new internet plan via FTTH with up to 100 mbps with symmet...
| | February 24th, 2021
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| | February 23rd, 2021
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| February 23rd, 2021
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| | February 23rd, 2021
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| February 23rd, 2021
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| February 23rd, 2021
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| February 21st, 2021
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| February 21st, 2021
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| February 21st, 2021
Netflix has released on Thursday, February 18th, the official trailer for ‘¿Quien mato a Sara?’, a new original series filmed in Mexico, which will become p...
| February 19th, 2021
According to information reported by the specialized website Protocol and others, Roku plans to produce its own original content. The initiative takes place...
| | February 19th, 2021
As recently reported on several specialized websites in Argentina, leaders of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) -football regulator in Argentina-, th...
| February 19th, 2021
Netflix has announced this Thursday, February 19th, that it is working on the production of new Argentine content to be included as part of its catalog soon...
| February 18th, 2021
A day after confirming that the launch of HBO Max in Latin America will take place in June, WarnerMedia (AT&T) announced that it is working on the produ...
| | February 18th, 2021
The AVOD OTT Vix, recently acquired by Univision, and whose catalog includes around 20 thousand hours of TV programs and movies in Spanish, has recently ann...
| | February 18th, 2021
Telecommunications company Movistar (Telefonica) has launched new mobile plans in Chile with the Netflix membership included. The initiative is added to the...
| | February 16th, 2021
According to the information reported on the Argentine newspaper ‘La Nacion’s official website on February 13th, the Argentine Government  made a forma...
| | February 16th, 2021
Starz (Lionsgate) has officially announced this last Friday, February 12th, that its SVOD OTT premium Starzplay is now available for Dish’s customers in Mex...
| February 16th, 2021
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| February 11th, 2021
Neutral telecommunications network infrastructure operator Ufinet has announced this last Monday, February 8th a partnership agreement with the Empresa de T...
| February 11th, 2021
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| February 11th, 2021
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| | February 11th, 2021
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| | February 11th, 2021
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| February 11th, 2021
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| February 10th, 2021
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| | February 10th, 2021
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| February 9th, 2021
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| February 8th, 2021
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| February 8th, 2021
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| February 8th, 2021
Argentine pay TV operator Telecentro reported through its official website that its SVOD OTT, Telecentro Play, can now be hired by non-clients of the compan...
| | February 8th, 2021
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| February 7th, 2021
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| February 7th, 2021
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| February 5th, 2021
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| | | February 4th, 2021
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| February 4th, 2021
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| February 4th, 2021
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| February 4th, 2021
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| | February 3rd, 2021
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