Monthly Archives: November 2020

Movistar adds Starzplay’s catalog as part of its OTT and IPTV offer in Argentina

The Argentine telecommunications company Movistar (Telefpnica) officially announced on Monday, November 30th, the integration of the Starzplay platform (Lionsgate) -recently launched in Argentina and Chile as a D2C product – as part of the content offering available on its OTT Movistar Play and in the Movistar TV STBs. Those Movistar customers who wish to access [...]

Jacquet: ‘I have no doubts that we are all going to migrate to a pure OTT format, but I do not think it will be in the short term’

The last panel that was developed during the past Nextv Series South Americas virtual edition on November 5th was called Pay TV operators: the road to OTT. During its development, the topics discussed focused on OTT Pay TV and competition with cable operators; TV apps and  full hybrid STBs deployment; and whether this path should [...]

DirecTV would be working on a new Android TV STB for DirecTV GO

According to the ‘Android TV Guide’ website, the DTH operator DirecTV (AT&T) would be working on the launch of a new STB with Android TV, in version 10. According to the already mentioned website, the device will be used in Latin America for the SVOD OTT DirecTV GO. Android TV Guide reported that the company [...]

Telefonica creates Pangeaco to accelerate FTTH expansion in Peru

Telefonica del Peru has officially announced this last Tuesday, November 24th, the creation of PangeaCO S.A.C., a subsidiary that, according to the company, will be a vehicle that will allow to expand fiber optic throughout the country, with the aim of closing the digital divide. PangeaCO was created in March 2020, and submitted its request [...]

Amazon Prime Video and Condeco to launch new series about Diego Maradona

This last Wednesday, November 25th, former footballer Diego Armando Maradona died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the age of 60. However, before his death, the Latin American TV industry had been working on two series that will be launched soon, and will be based on several relevant moments and episodes that took place during  Maradona’s [...]

Nextv Series to hold its tenth edition in Mexico virtually to debate the future of TV

Dataxis will hold the tenth Nextv Series Mexicos edition, the industry’s leading conference, on Tuesday, December 1st and Wednesday December 2nd, which is scheduled to start at 9:00 AM (CDMX). As part of its first virtual edition, the two panels that will open the event’s agenda will focus on strategies implemented by FTA broadcasters going  [...]

Pluto TV now broadcasts via Chromecast and features 70 channels launched in Latin America

ViacomCBS has officially reported last week that Pluto TV titles, its new AVOD OTT launched this year in Latin America, are now available to be broadcasted Chromecast. In addition, the platform continues to expand its content offer in the region, where it already features a total of 70 channels since its launch. In terms of [...]

Club Universidad de Chile launches ‘La U Play’, its new SVOD OTT

The sports club Universidad de Chile, better known as ‘La U’, has officially announced this last Thursday the launch of La U Play, its new SVOD OTT with exclusive content, which includes anecdotes from football players, unpublished memories and information from the football professional team, the women’s team and Azules Esports -esports division of the [...]

Tigo now offers Amazon Prime Music as part of its offer in Bolivia

As reported by several specialized websites, and according to the information reported on its official website, Millicom -whose operations in Latin America are known under the Tigo brand-, is expanding Amazon’s offer in Bolivia, and is including the Amazon Prime Music service for its mobile clients. According to Tigo, Amazon’s offer includes access to playlists [...]

Uruguayan pay TV operators to be able to offer broadband using private networks

The Uruguayan Government has recently announced that changes in the Media Law available in the country (Law N° 19,307; 2014) will be implemented. The most relevant ones are focused on the possibility that pay TV operators can offer services using private networks, and not only those provided by the Uruguayan telco Antel, as currently established [...]