Monthly Archives: February 2020

Bolivia to start analog blackout’s implementation in 2021

Bolivian Telecommunications Vice Minister, Rene Sanchez, announced new dates for the analog blackouts implementation in the country, which had been put off by the Government last year. The initial date for the DTT migration process will be next November 30th, 2021, and will be developed in stages, until it is completed on November 30th, 2025. [...]

Claro offers YouTube and video games for free on its ‘Packs Ya’ platform

Through its Packs Ya platform, Claro Argentina offers new benefits for customers with pre and postpaid service. Among them, the company’s customers will be able to access YouTube videos without discounting gigas from their plans, and, through the Juga Ya site, it will be possible to choose from more than 800 video games to download [...]

Enacom and Netflix move forward in new partnerships for projects in Argentina

Argentina’s National Communications Agency (Enacom) President, Claudio Ambrosini, met this week with Paula Pinha, Director of Public Policy of Netflix in Latin America, in order to move forward in new projects of the US company in the country and increase collaborations levels. As reported by the Argentine regulator, during the meeting, Pinha explained the different [...]

Viacom International Studios to develop films in Spanish with Infinity Hill

Viacom International Studios has ran an exclusive agreement with Intinity Hill, to develop and produce Spanish-language feature films. The partnership will focus on Spanish-language films shot across the globe with internationally known actors and directors, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. This deal empowers us to increase our development of high-quality, longform content generating more [...]

Movistar to offer Netflix memberships in Colombia

Mauricio Vásquez, TV and Video Manager at Movistar Colombia, announced that Netflix and Movistar are partnering to offer plans including Netflix membership, being Movistar the first operator in Colombia to offer a Netflix plan linked to its Movistar Fiber Optic Triple Play offer. The benefit is available from February 17th at no additional cost for [...]

Telefonica strengthens its FTTH and IPTV networks and loses DTH in 2019

On its January-December 2019 period results report, Telefónica reported that Vivo, its subsidiary in Brazil, has 36% of the broadband accesses already connected to its FTTH network, which already reaches 11 million HPs. Likewise, the company reported that IPTV accesses grew 23% year-on-year and recorded 715 thousand, and also remarked that, in Q4 2019, Vivo’s [...]

Reed Hastings: ‘Argentina is one of the top 10 countries for Netflix subscribers. Brazil and Mexico are ahead, but Argentina is growing fast’

Argentine President, Alberto Fernandez, met on Tuesday with Reed Hastings, CEO at Netflix, to revise the investments of the US company in the country and future launches of Argentine productions on the platform. According to official sources quoted by the Argentine news agency Telam, Hastings gave details about the imminent launch of a Netflix subsidiary [...]

Eutopia TV, TV Libre and Canal U are added to pay TV operator grids in Uruguay

Uruguays Government announced the winners of the tender for the three TV channels that must be included in the countrys pay TV operators grids. The channels, chosen from a resolution of the Industry, Energy and Mining Ministry, were Eutopía TV, TV Libre and Canal U, while Cardinal TV, belonging to the Uruguayan Pay TV Chamber [...]