Monthly Archives: July 2020

Telefonica sells its Costa Rican operations to Liberty Latin America

The Spanish company Telefonica announced on Thursday an agreement to sell its operations in Costa Rica with Liberty Latin America, valued at USD 500 million. The agreement took place after the frustrated negotiation with Millicom, which ended in a lawsuit made Telefónica against the company that operates under the Tigo brand in Latin America for [...]

Smart TVs must include DTV Play technology from 2021 in Brazil

Starting in 2021, smart TVs made in Brazil must feature the DTV-Play technology (Profile D of the Ginga middleware). As reported by the Asociacion Brasileña de Emisoras de Radio y Television (ABERT), the tool will be gradually implemented between 2021 and 2023, and will enable more interaction ways between audiences and the content  aired on [...]

Amazon adds Chilean Canal 13 titles on Prime Video

Canal 13 (Chile) officially announced an agreement with Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday through Comarex, its international sales agent. The agreement confirms the arrival of eight series from the FTA TV channel to the OTT in Latin America, not including Brazil. The series included are Los 80, Brujas; Preciosas; Papi Ricky; Chipe Libre; Vida por [...]

Sky Brazil adds three new Globo affiliate channels in Parana

Brazilian pay TV operator Sky (AT&T) announced that it has added three new channels from the Parana State affiliated of the FTA TV channel Globo, and has also expanded the coverage of an affiliated channel from the same state, which was already included in the programming grid of other cities. The new channels are RPC [...]

Claro to launch streaming box with access to TV channels and OTTs in Brazil

The Brazilian company Claro (America Móvil) announced that it is about to launching a new STB, which will be called Claro Streaming Box. The information was published on several specialized Brazilian websites, including Tecnoblog, which had access to the user manual for the new product, which was manufactured by Sagemcom. According to Tecnoblog, the new [...]

Vivo records 13.1 million FTTH HPs and more than 800 thousand IPTV accesses

In its Q2 2020 results report presentation, Telefonica Brazil -where it operates under the Vivo brand, reported 805 thousand accesses to pay TV via IPTV and 13.1 million FTTH HPs in the period. The number of pay TV accesses via IPTV means a 63% of the company’s total TV client base. In addition, it means [...]

Tigo Sports could be available in more Costa Rican TV operators if it comes to terms with FUTV

As reported by several specialized websites, days ago Tigo Costa Rica (Millicom) reported that it would be willing to make its sports channel Tigo Sports, owner of the TV rights to broadcast five teams local matches in the Costa Rican Professional Football League, available to the rest of the Costa Rican pay TV operators, in [...]

Caracol TV titles now available on Allrites

Colombian FTA TV channel Caracol Television announced it is joining Asian global audiovisual content platform Allrites, which allows to buy and sell film, TV and sports content rights, and other functions. Apart from Allrites, so far this year, Caracol TV has also ran different partnerships agreements with the aim of adding its titles in other [...]

Chinese OTT IQIYI launches Spanish version

Several specialized websites confirmed the launch of the new version for IQIYI, Chinese OTT that offers a catalog of series, movies, programs and animes subtitled in Spanish and, currently, as confirmed by the Spanish newspaper ‘El País’ web version, records 119 million subscribers, and is also available in Europe and Latin America. The IQIYI website [...]

Dataxis to debate on how to integrate eSports into the pay TV business

On Thursday, August 20th at 1:00 PM (ART), Dataxis will held a new virtual panel, entitled How to integrate E-Sports, kings of social distancing, into pay TV business. The panel will feature differents executives from the industry, such as  Leo De Biase, Chief Relationship Officer at Bad Boy Leeroy; Damian Szafirsztein, Team Owner at Infinity [...]