Monthly Archives: March 2020

Estudiantes Play offers free content due to the Coronavirus pandemic

The Argentine football club Estudiantes de La Plata announced that, due to the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and to help with the mandatory  measures to stay at home required to stop the pandemic, it will release content from Estudiantes Play, the sports institution’s OTT , recently launched. As officially reported by the club, Estudiantes Play [...]

Claro Sports and Marca Claro to have next Olympic Games edition pay TV and digital platforms broadcasting rights

After the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese Government to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for next year, Claro Sports and Marca Claro announced that they will have, without any change, the event pay TV and digital platforms broadcasting rights on the new date determined to celebrate them. The coverage [...]

IFT renews Totalplay concession until 2055

The Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) renewed the Totalplay concession for an additional 30 years period, effective from next October 17th, 2025. The extension will allow the Salinas Group company to continue providing triple play services for the Mexican residential market. As reported by Forbes Mexico, the Salinas Group company reported that the concession renewal [...]

Win Sports+ not to charge April subscriptions to its customers either

Win Sports+, the new Colombian pay TV channel premium option launched last January, announced it will not charge Aprils subscription to its customers, just like this month, when it applied the same measure.  As it was officially reported, considering that the Colombian Professional Football Major Division (Dimayor) – entity in charge of organizing, administering and [...]

Brazilian pay TV stops subscriber drop in February

The Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported today figures for the countrys pay TV market in February. According to what the regulator officially informed, Brazil recorded a 90,700 subscribers lost, less than half of the 220 thousand it had lost in January, and ended February with 15.47 million clients. These figures do not reflect the [...]

OTTs must offer 30% of Mexican productions

For the second time, the Mexican Senate approved a measure that establishes that OTT platforms must have 30% of content made in the country. As reported by the local newspaper El Universal, the measure had already been approved last week, although the  Senate decided that the issue be submitted to a second discussion in Commissions. [...]

ViacomCBS channels are added to DirecTV GO in Mexico

ViacomCBS Networks Americas announced that its global channels MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Comedy Central and Paramount Channel are already part of the DirecTV GOs content catalog in Mexico, where it was launched on Tuesday, March 24th. Apart from the already mentioned  linear TV channels, DirecTV GO subscribers in Mexico will also have a VOD catalog, [...]

Cablevision makes Flow app available to all its clients for free in Argentina

Telecom Argentina announced yesterday that all Cablevision customers in the country will be able to access the Flow app for free, available for download on any device from the Google Play Store or App Store. The initiative takes place as a measure to keep people at home and stop the advance of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). The [...]

Netflix, YouTube, Globo, Facebook and Instagram decrease their video quality in Latin America

With the worldwide expansion of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), in recent days Netflix and YouTube announced that they have decreased their quality in Europe, in order to improve connectivity during compulsory social reclusion in countries affected by the epidemic. The move recently moved to Latin America, where Netflix, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Globo applied the same measure. [...]