Monthly Archives: November 2018

Mediapro launches U-BEAT eSports platform

Spanish group Mediapro announced, at an event held in Barcelona, the international launch of U-BEAT, its new OTT eSports platform, which will offer VOD and live events, as well as exclusive in-house produced content. In a press release, the company said “U-BEAT wants to become a reference among eSports fans from all over the world, [...]

Nagra analyzes the future of OTT live sports streaming

Nagra, a Kudelski Group company and a leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, believes that OTT live sports services will take off over the next years. However, the piracy ecosystem will continue to evolve so that companies must carry out joint actions against illegal streamers. OTT streaming infrastructures have drastically democratised [...]

Grupo Acon acquires ISP operator in Brazil

Grupo Acon completed the acquisition of Conexão Telecom, an ISP provider based in São João da Boa Vista (State of São Paulo, Brazil). With this acquisition, three operators – Conexão Telecom, Direta and Alegra, all with fiber deployments – will be under the same administration, with a total base of 35,000 clients. Conexão Telecom is [...]

History launches new branded content initiative

History premiered the new production “Escala Yaris”, a branded content initiative with Toyota. It is a short format special for television that visits six destinations in the City of Buenos Aires. “Scale Yaris” premiered on History on Friday, November 23, with 6 capsules a day of 2 minutes each and the possibility of watching the [...]

Fox launches new Brazilian original series

Fox announced the release in Latin America of “Impuros – Hasta que la Muerte los Separe”, a new original Brazilian production based on real events and set in the 90s in the middle of the drug war in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The new series is already available in the Fox App for [...]

Mexican film industry calls for taxes on OTT platforms

The Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) requested that OTT services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video pay taxes in the country and that these resources are destined for national production. Specifically, the entity proposes that these platforms to be subject to Mexican copyright law and to pay taxes in country. The [...]

Children’s channels to simultaneously broadcast animated short on inclusion

The main children’s channels will broadcast simultaneously, on Friday, November 30, Ian, una historia que nos movilizará, a short film about inclusion based on a true story and created from Argentina by the same team behind the award-winning film “Metegol”. The film was officially presented by Mundoloco Animation Studios and Fundación Ian. It will be [...]