Monthly Archives: May 2021

Globo expands its TV rights acquisition to broadcast the FIFA World Cup’s South American Qualifiers starting this Thursday

Brazilian Grupo Globo announced days ago its decision to expand its TV rights to broadcast the South American Qualifying matches towards the next FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Qatar, in 2022. Until 2020, the company was only the holder of the rights for those matches that both Brazilian and Argentine National Teams [...]

Sutel allows Movistar and Cabletica’s concentration in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel), entity in charge of regulating the telecommunications market in the country, has officially announced that it has allowed the Cabletica company (Liberty Latin America) to acquire 100% of Telefonicas operations in Costa Rica , where Telefonica operates under the Movistar brand. A technical analysis based on the transaction [...]

Disney moves forward on its D2C strategy and plans to shut down 100 linear TV channels this year

Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt Disney Company,  has recently announced that the company will shut down 100 of its linear TV channels on a global scale during the rest of 2021, with the aim of moving forward on its D2C strategy. In Latin America, Disney launched Disney+ in November 2020, and announced the launch [...]

Dataxis to hold new webinar on how VTR solved the TV replays gap dilemma with Liberty Latin America and Media Distillery on June 8th

Going on with its webinars calendar scheduled for 2021, Dataxis will be in charge of helding  How VTR solved the replay TV gap dilemma, which will be developed in English and will take place next Tuesday, June 8th at 1:00 PM (ART). Registration is free, and can be done here. For the development of the [...]

ViacomCBS to add 19 original productions for Paramount+ in Latin America this year

ViacomCBS has announced days ago that its SVOD OTT Paramount+, launched in Latin America last March 4th, is adding 19 new original productions to its catalog, made especially for the region. All contents will be available on the platform from the third quarter of 2021. All announced titles are produced by Viacom International Studios (VIS), [...]

Wom officially enters the pay TV market in Chile with Wom TV

Chilean mobile operator Wom (Novator Partners) has finally launched its new pay TV offer, which it called Wom TV, and had been into trial versions for about a year. According to the information reported from the company’s official website, Wom TV allows access to FTA TV and pay TV channels in the country, as well [...]

Amazon acquires MGM for USD 8.45 billion

Multinational company Amazon, focused on e-commerce and owner of the SVOD OTT Prime Video, has officially announced this last Wednesday, May 26th, that it will acquire US studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), for a total of USD 8.45 billion. The news confirms the rumors about a possible transaction, which had been launched days ago by several specialized [...]

DirecTV GO to offer free access to HBO Max and broadcast the Copa América and the Euro 2020 in some Latin American countries

DirecTV has announced this last Wednesday that its SVOD OTT DirecTV GO, available in several Latin American countries, will offer those who subscribe to the platform the possibility of accessing HBO Max for free for two years starting on June 29th, date on which WarnerMedia (AT&T and Discovery) announced the official arrival of the platform [...]

Dataxis to hold new webinar on how VTR solved the TV replays gap dilemma with Liberty Latin America and Media Distillery

Going on with its webinars calendar scheduled for 2021, Dataxis will be in charge of helding  How VTR solved the replay TV gap dilemma, which will be developed in English and will take place next Tuesday, June 8th at 1:00 PM (ART). Registration is free, and can be done here. For the development of the [...]

ESPN to broadcast UEFA Champions League’s Final in Latin America with special features for visual disability audiences

The pay TV channel ESPN (The Walt Disney Company) announced that it will broadcast the UEFA Champions Leagues Final this coming Saturday, June 29th, in several countries in the region. For the first time, the channel will air the competition with additional descriptive audio, using secondary audio programming (SAP), with the aim of providing a [...]