Monthly Archives: July 2021

Telecom, Claro and Telecentro are already featuring pay TV OTT offerings in Argentina

Argentine telecommunications companies Claro (America Movil), Telecom Argentina and Telecentro are featuring pay TV OTT offers, although they have not developed an open promotion of the initiative yet, as Movistar (Telefonica) and DirecTV (Grupo Werthein) do.  Likewise, Telecom and Telecentros offers can be hired as standalone products, while Claro’s one  is restricted to the company’s [...]

FTA broadcasters to give details on their OTTs evolution on the coming Nextv Series South America’s virtual edition

As part of what will be the coming Nextv Series South Americas virtual edition, the leading conference scheduled for September, Dataxis confirmed the holding of the Evolution of FTA broadcasters OTTs panel, which will take place next Wednesday, September 1st, at 12:00 PM (ART). Registration for the event is now open, and can be done [...]

Starz manages to ban Disney to use the ‘Star’ brand in Brazil

According to the information reported by several specialized websites in Brazil, the US company Lionsgate, owner of the SVOD OTT Starzplay, available in several Latin American markets, and the premium TV network Starz, got a new favorable verdict by the Brazilian Justice , which prevents Disney from using the Star and Star+ brands in the [...]

Netflix considers merging with other companies but does not confirm close plans

During its Q2 2021 results report presentation, Netflix has once again expressed itself on the possibility of acquiring other companies and joining the trend that is taking place in the market, such as Disney-Fox and others more recently announced, such as Amazon-MGM; Televisa-Univision and WarnerMedia-Discovery. Although Netflix reported that the option of a merger is [...]

Cotas starts making trials for its new IPTV offer and plans to launch it in September

Bolivian Cooperativa de Telecomunicaciones Santa Cruz (Cotas) has announced the launch of its new pay TV offer via IPTV. According to information reported on the website of the Bolivian newspaper El Deber and others, the company expects to launch its new offering in September. This way, Cotas will gradually migrate its TV offer to the [...]

Mercado Libre offers free Disney+ access for selected clients in Mexico

The e-commerce platform Mercado Libre has officially reported new benefits for its users in Mexico, this time with Disney+, Disney’s SVOD OTT, available in Latin America since November 2020, as the leading actor. According to the information reported, users of level 6 of Mercado Libre, the highest level of the platform’s customer loyalty program, will [...]

Cuba puts analog blackout off for 2024

As confirmed by Ana Julia Marine Lopez, Cuban Sub-Minister of Communications, days ago to the local newspaper Granma, the country’s Communications Ministry has put the analog blackout off for 2024. Regarding the reasons for the decision, the newspaper reports that, initially, the DTT migration process in Cuba was going to be implemented between 2013 and [...]

Dataxis resumes its webinars agenda with debate on how to choose the right OTT strategy for pay TV offers

Going on with its 2021 virtual events agenda, Dataxis announces that it will hold a new webinar, called Choosing the right OTT strategy for your pay TV service, which will be held in English, and will take place next Thursday, August 19th at 12:00 PM (ART). Registration for the event, which will be sponsored by [...]

Chile boosts new project to deploy fiber optic network in Tarapaca

Chilean Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel), entity in charge of controlling and supervising the telecommunications market in the country, has officially announced on July 20th the launch of a new tender to deploy the Fibra Optica Tarapaca (FOT) project. It is an initiative through which the entity will grant more than CLP 6,200 million (more than [...]

Netflix continues slowing its subscribers growth in Latin America and confirms plans to add gaming content on its catalog

As part of its Q2 2021 financial results presentation, Netflix reported a total of 38.6 million subscribers in Latin America. According to the information reported, the company achieved only 764 thousand net additions in relation to Q1, when it reported 37.8 million subscribers in the region; and 2.59 million new subscribers in relation to June [...]