Monthly Archives: March 2021

Univision launches AVOD OTT PrendeTV with TV channels and VOD content in Spanish for US Hispanic audiences

Univision Communications Inc. announced that it has officially launched PrendeTV, originally announced last January. The platform offers channels and VOD content in Spanish for Hispanic audiences in the US, including titles from Univision, Televisa, RCN, Caracol and Globo, as well as movies from Disney, Lionsgate and MGM, which will be included soon. According to the [...]

Oi ends 2020 with more than 9 million FTTH HPs and plans to expand its FTTH offer to São Paulo

According to the information reported in its Q4 2020 results presentation, Brazilian telecommunications company Oi (Grupo Oi) ended 2020 with almost 9.1 million FTTH HPs. The figure represents 4.5 million more than that reported by the company as of December 31st, 2019 (4.603 million); and 1,177 million FTTH HPs more than the 7.9 million reported [...]

TikTok to broadcast Brazilian football match for the first time

As officially reported from the the Copa do Nordeste social networks, a Brazilian football league that brings together teams from several states, including Bahia, Pernambuco, Ceara, Alagoas, Sergipe, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Maranhão and Piauí, the Chinese platform TikTok will broadcast for the first time a Copa do Nordeste match. According to the information [...]

ViacomCBS resumes fiction production plans in Argentina

Viacom International Studios (ViacomCBS) announced that it will resume its fiction content production plans in Argentina, with El primero de nosotros, new VIS fiction series, whose premiere is scheduled for the first half of this year on the Argentine FTA channel Telefe. According to the information reported by VIS, El primero de nosotros wil be [...]

NBCUniversal may launch new SVOD OTT internationally

US company NBCUniversal has begun talking about the international launch of a new SVOD OTT, in order to continue its expansion process outside the US. According to the information reported by the specialized website Business Insider, Jeff Shell, the companys CEO, has held conversations about the new streaming platform, which would be branded as Universal. [...]

Dataxis debates on shared infrastructure resources for lower video costs with Irdeto and Red Intercable

As part of its digital events scheduled for 2021, Dataxis held the webinar Sharing infrastructure resources to lower video costs, which took place last Thursday, March 25th, and was sponsored by Irdeto. Industry executives selected by Dataxis to star in the webinar were Gus Rojo, Intelligence Analyst at Irdeto; Fabian Di Cicco, CEO at Red [...]

Vix adds Brazilian content from O2 Filmes to its catalog

According to specialized websites in Brazil, the AVOD OTT Vix has added Brazilian titles from the O2 Films company to its catalog. The agreement came into effect on Friday, March 26th, and was signed with O2 Play, a division of O2 Filmes. According to the information reported, the agreement focuses on the creation of a [...]

Disney+ is already working on a new original production made in Latin America with The Mediapro Studio

The Mediapro Studio Colombia and Argentina announced it has started filming Siempre fui yo, a new Disney+ original production made in Latin America and lasting ten 40-minute episodes, which is scheduled to be released by the end of 2021. The series will be starred by Mexican actress and singer Karol Sevilla, Colombian singer Pipe Bueno [...]

HBO Max to be available for DirecTV, Sky Brazil and Oi subscribers from its launch date in Latin America

WarnerMedia (AT&T) has officially announced this Monday, March 29th, that HBO Max, the new SVOD OTT that the company will launch in Latin America at the end of June, will be available from its launch date forDirecTV Latin America (AT&T), Sky Brazil (AT&T) and Oi (Oi Group) subscribers. As reported from the company, other partners [...]

ETB’s FTTH client base features almost 500 thousand clients and triples the number of new subscribers reported in 2019

As part of its Q4 2020 results presentation, the Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB) reported that its fixed customer base added 24 thousand new users during 2020, totaling 901 thousand customers as of December 31st last year. The Colombian telecommunications company also highlighted the growth shown by its FTTH customer base, which added 127 [...]