Monthly Archives: July 2020

Polka acknowledges that it is experiencing economic and structural difficulties due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Adrian Suar, founder of the Argentine production company Polka, has sent an email to the companys employees, in which he reports that the company is going through a difficult situation due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Polka was created in 1994 and is responsible for the production of soap operas and series for Canal 13, one [...]

Movistar TV removes Televisa’s channels in Peru and bets on local content

As reported by specialized websites, Movistar TV made a series of changes on its programming in Peru since this Wednesday, July 1st, and removed Televisas channels in that country, such as TL Novelas, Canal de las Estrellas, Golden, De Pelicula , Golden Edge, Univision, Telehit Urbano, Estrellas HD, Golden HD, Telehit HD and Golden Premier [...]

VTR removes NBC Universal channels to launch seven premium HBO channels on its grid

Chilean pay TV operator VTR announced that it has removed Syfy, Universal Channel and Studio Universal (NBCUniversal) on June 29th, in order to enable HBO’s premium channel package, which the company had announced in April. The removal of the Syfy, Universal and Studio Universal channels, as reported in January, is because of the launch of [...]

¡HOLA! TV strengthens itself in the US Hispanic market with Charter Communications

The pay TV channel ¡HOLA! TV (Atresmedia) announced that it has ran an agreement with Charter Communications to join Spectrum’s Latin programming. As officially reported by Atresmedia, the channel will be available on Mi Plan Latino and Latino View packages of the US operator. This new launch in the US allows us to strengthen the [...]

UCL TV selects Zeasn for its OTT distribution

Pay TV channel UCL (Un Canal Latinoamericano), which already operates in several Latin American countries, announced a partnership agreement with the Chinese company Zeasn, OTT and smart TV solutions supplier, in order to expand the reach of its OTT , UCL Play. The app that will allow access to the platform will be available on [...]

Telefonica resumes its plans to sell its Costa Rican operations

After, in early May, Millicom refused itself to acquire Telefonica’s operations in Costa Rica (where it is known as Movistar), in an agreement valued at USD 570 million and ran in February 2019, the Spanish press reported that Telefonica began an asset analysis process in Costa Rica (known as ‘Due Diligence’) to make all the [...]

CNN deals to enter the FTA TV market in Brazil

As reported days ago by the specialized website Notícias da TV (UOL), CNN Brazil, officially launched in the country in mid-March, began negotiations to enter the country’s FTA TV market, in order to increase its income and get greater audience. According to the information reported the website, the company’s first negotiations are with SBT, RedeTV! [...]

TV Azteca adds its ‘Clic’ channel to DirecTV GO in Mexico

The OTT DirecTV GO added TV Aztecas Clic channel to its catalog this last June 29th. With the announcement, the platform, recently launched in Mexico, already offers the entire pay TV portfolio of the channel, since, from the date of its launch, it already had Mundo, Corazon and Cinema channels available. In addition, the OTT [...]

The ‘new normality’ drives PVOD and TVOD for movies

Dataxis held a new virtual panel on Tuesday, June 30th, entitled The new normality drives PVOD and TVOD for movies The event was attended by experts on the issue, such as Carlos Sanchez, VP Distribution Americas at Legendary Entertainment; Gustavo Castro, Content Manager at Movistar Argentina, and Marco Garcia de la Cruz, General Director at Cinépolis [...]