Monthly Archives: December 2019

Brazilian Justice allows 2DC OTT Fox+ direct marketing

Fox is able to redistribute linear channels directly to consumers through the internet in Brazil, after the Brazilian Justice granted the request for suspensive effect on the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) request to the court order obtained by Fox to market the Fox + service. This way, the company can offer the service again, although [...]

El Tigre Veron, a Turner, El Trece, Cablevision and Pol-ka’s production, to have a second season next year

El Tigre Veron, the original Argentine TNT (Turner), El Trece and Cablevisión series produced by Pol-ka, will have an eight-episode second season, which will start its filming process at the end of January next year. The series tells the story of Miguel ‘El Tigre’ Verón, played by Argentine actor Julio Chavez, an experienced trade unionist [...]

Honduras sets deadline for DTT migration

Edith Copland, commissioner at the Honduran National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), explained that the analog blackout is planned to take place in the country from  the first day of 2020, with a deadline set for next April 27th. To date, it is estimated that 70% of Honduran TV channels are ready to migrate to DTT. Copland [...]

iPlan to offer OTT options from 2020

Argentine telecom company iPlan announced an agreement with DirecTV to market the companys DirecTV GO OTT within its FTTH network, and is also negotiating with Movistar and Cablevision to do the same with Movistar Play and Flow. As reported by the Argentine newspaper La Nación, the company will offer DirecTV GO in 2020 and, during [...]

Chivas has not ran an agreement for its local matches TV rights in 2020 yet

The Mexican Torneo Clausura 2020  calendar was announced on Monday through the MX Leagues official websites, which organizes the competition. In the document, the times and dates of the 17 fixture dates of the football league were informed, together with the TV channels that will televise the football matches. In the case of those to [...]

Netflix records almost 30 million subscribers in Latin America

Netflix published its numbers and growth rate in the 2017-2019 period throughout the United States and Canada (UCAN); Latin America; Asia Pacific and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). In Latin America, the OTT records 29.4 million subscribers, a 61% growth in relation to 2017, when it had 19.7 million active users. During 2019, into [...]

DAZN and Globo negotiate Copa do Brasil and Copa Sudamericana broadcasting rights

Grupo Globo (Brazil) and the sports OTT DAZN would be going through an advanced negotiations process which, this time, involves the Copa do Brasil and Copa Sudamericana broadcasting rights from 2020, as reported by Observatório da Televisão ( UOL). According to the website, Globo would give DAZN some of the Copa do Brasil matches, and [...]

DirecTV to appeal Osiptel’s verdict for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup broadcast

DirecTV officially expressed itself after the charges applied to it by the Peruvian Telecommunications Private Investment Supervisory Agency (Osiptel), which reported anti-competitive behaviours during the last Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup broadcast.  Through an official statement, DirecTV Peru SRL argued that the verdict lacks evidence to support this alleged violation, and said it was not [...]

Ateme powers first live 4K broadcast for TV Cultura in Brazil

Brazilian public broadcaster TV Cultura, part of Fundação Padre Anchieta and recognised for its educational and cultural content, has implemented the Ateme Titan delivery system to realise 4K Ultra HD for the first time. The landmark was reached during the live broadcast of the grand finale of Prelúdio 2019, a reality show dedicated to discovering [...]