Monthly Archives: June 2021

Telecable plans to migrate its HFC clients to FTTH in the next two years

Ronald Jimenez, Residential Business Unit Director at Telecable Costa Rica, reported during the first Nextv Series Central Americas virtual edition that the company started to build its FTTH network in 2019, and now has 111 districts in the country. In addition, the executive explained that the company expects to complete the migration of 100% of [...]

Megacable joins HBO Max launch in Latin America and includes it on its content offering

Mexican holding company Megacable announced that, as of June 29th, those subscribers who have hired the HBO premium channels pack or are HBO GO users will be able to access HBO Max for free. WarnerMedia’s (AT&T) SVOD OTT was officially launched yesterday in Latin America, this way starting its international expansion process after being officially [...]

Claro to broadcast Tokyo Olympic Games on pay TV and YouTube in Latin America

Telecommunications company Claro (America Movil) has officially confirmed last week that it will broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games live. Broadcast will be made on exclusive channels on YouTube, as well as on the Claro Sports pay TV channel. It will be Claro’s second bet on the Olympic Games, after having broadcast those held in [...]

Netflix improves titles download on mobile devices

Netflix has officially announced this last Monday, June 28th the  launch of a new feature to improve its subscribers titles download experience globally. The OTT allowed the download of series and films on mobile devices to be watched later, although, with the announced improvement, Netflix subscribers can now access the contents they prefer while the [...]

HBO Max launches in Latin America and confirms first distribution partners in the region

HBO Max, WarnerMedias (ATT) new SVOD OTT, is being officially launched today in Latin America, and, this way, it begins its international expansion process, after its launch in the US, at the end of May 2020. At the end of May, WarnerMedia Latin America confirmed that access to HBO Max can be done from smartphones, [...]

Universal Electronics to provide Android TV remote controls to Claro in Colombia

US company Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) has officially announced last week it has started shipping voice-enabled remote controls to Claro Colombia (America Movil), which has recently launched a new Android TV STB, available in Bogota. According to the information reported by UEI, the company has shipped over 100 million of its voice-enabled remote controls to [...]

Samsung allows its clients to present their already used smart TVs as part of the payment to get a new one

The multinational company Samsung has officially announced last Friday, June 25th, the renewal of its global program Plan Canje Samsung, through which its customers can present their already used devices as part of payment to acquire a new product from the company. Although, at first, the benefit only included smartphones, TVs and tablets can also [...]

TVN Media, Sinart, GO TV and Medcom open Nextv Series Central America’s day 2 with strategies of FTA broadcasters going OTT

Another of the panels that will be part of the first Nextv Series Central Americas virtual edition is called Free to air broadcasters going to OTT: new strategies, and will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, June 30th, between 9:00 AM and 9:50 AM (GMT-6 CST), opening day two of the conference. Registration for this one and [...]

The football business value reaches its lowest level in Latin America

Although it generated USD 900 million, 2020 will not be remembered as a fruitful year for the distribution of local football on Pay TV. According to a Dataxis report made last week,  in the year-on-year comparison, distribution revenues fell by 38% in dollars. Although 2021 is expected to be a recovery year, the business revenue [...]

Disney to launch Star+ in Latin America with 66 original productions

The Walt Disney Company Latin America has officially confirmed last week that its SVOD OTT Star+, whose launch date in the region is scheduled for next August 31st, will be released with 66 original titles created in and for Latin America. It will be the second Disneys streaming platform available in the region after Disney+, [...]