Monthly Archives: March 2021

Nokia and TV Azteca compete first 5G connectivity trial for TV broadcasting in Latin America

Finnish multinational company Nokia has officially announced on March 23rd that it has completed the first 5G connectivity trial for TV broadcasting in Latin America, together with TV Azteca (Grupo Salinas). The trial was conducted at TV Aztecas premises in Mexico City. As officially reported from Nokia, trials consisted on HD/4K video images transmission directly [...]

DirecTV expands its Spanish-language content catalog in Puerto Rico with HITN TV

US channel Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN TV), whose programming focuses on educational content in Spanish, announced that it has came to terms with DirecTV to join the DTH grid in Puerto Rico, where it is available from last March 1st, on channel 764, as well as through the channel’s OTT, HITN GO. We [...]

Sky Play makes new profile available for children’s audiences

Brazilian pay TV operator Sky (AT&T) has made a new feature available on its OTT (Sky Play), through which up to 12-years-old subscribers who access the platform will be able to enter a special profile called Perfil Kids , which brings together titles specially produced for children’s audiences. The new resource is now available for [...]

Crunchyroll’s acquisition by Sony could be delayed due to monopoly risk in the anime market

As reported by the specialized website The Information and others, the acquisition of the Crunchyroll platform, focused on anime content, by Sony, officially announced in December 2020, could be delayed. Crunchyroll’s deal to sell to Sony is valued at USD 1.175 million in cash. According to the information reported, the US Department of Justice will [...]

Pay TV subscribers base continues to decline and stands below 15 million subscribers since November in Brazil

According to the latest information reported by the Brazilian Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Anatel), telecommunications regulator in the country, the pay TV market ended January with 14,644 million subscribers, 184 thousand customers less than the 14,828 million reported in December 2020. Likewise, the entity reported that, during the last year, the area reported a 4.97% [...]

Rubens Menin now owns 100% of CNN Brazil

Douglas Tavolaro, CEO at CNN Brazil, announced his decision to leave his position and sell his equity stake to illionaire Rubens Menin, founder, main shareholder and president of MRV Engenharia, which is the biggest Brazilian homebuilder and real estate company. Up to now, CNN Brazil has not reported the name of the executive who will [...]

Mercado Libre to focus on OTT and D2C selling

Mercado Libres Product & Technology Chief Operating Officer (COO), Daniel Ravinobich, reported during an entrepreneurs meeting of the Innova Network in Buenos Aires, that the largest company in Argentina, and also the largest e-commerce business in Latin America, will focus on the content streaming products aggregation. During his presentation, which took place in Lobos, Buenos [...]

Televisa denies a possible merger with Univision

After several informations reporting a possible merger between Grupo Televisa and Univision Communications, the Mexican firm informed through a press release that the information is wrong. As reported by Televisa, the company is aware of certain press reports about a possible operation with Univision, although it pointed out that these are not true. We are [...]

Entel Chile deploys Velocix solution to power Entel TV’s video streaming service

Provider of carrier-grade video streaming and advertising technology Velocix has recently announced that Chilean telecommunications company Entel Chile has launched Velocixs IP CDN, origin server and video recording management software to support Entel TV, the companys newest OTT, which uses the first Android TV Operator Tier Box in the country.  We see great opportunity in [...]

Zapping TV adds 4K channels and new features on its app

Chilean OTT pay TV Zapping TV has announced this last Tuesday, March 22nd, that it has made a series of updates on its app, which include new features available, such as the possibility of restarting a program that has already started; making catch up on a TV channels programming on up to 24 hours; and [...]