Monthly Archives: September 2021

Discovery delays launch of Discovery + in Brazil

Discovery Inc. decided to postpone the date for the launch of its new streaming platform, Discovery +, in Brazil, scheduled for September 2021, according to the Brazilian portal UOL. Although the reasons are unknown, it was stated that the OTT is expected to arrive in the country before the end of the year. In the [...]

52% of households in Colombia have pay TV

By 2020, 52% of households in Colombia had pay TV service, as revealed by the Survey of Information and Communication Technologies in Households (ENTIC Hogares) of the Dane (National Administrative Department of Statistics). This number also includes informal access to the service. Meanwhile, the open TV signal was the one with the highest penetration in [...]

IFT from Mexico approves Televisa – Univisión merger

The merger of the Mexican channels Televisa and Univisión was finally approved by the Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT). This way, the Televisa Group will obtain a value of USD 4.8 billion and 45% of the shares of the union, becoming its largest shareholder. Last April, the two companies requested the authorization of [...]

Paramount Plus offers half-price annual package in Brazil

The streaming platform Paramount Plus launched an exclusive promotion for subscribers in Brazil, offering a 50% discount on its annual package. Those who sign up or switch to the plan from their current account before October 1 will be able to access all the content at a price of USD 19. In addition, from ViacomCBS [...]

Canal 13 Chile decreased almost 30% in revenues in Q2 2021 due to pandemic

Canal 13 Chile decreased 28.89% in income from ordinary activities for Q2 2021, compared to the same period of 2020, when it obtained USD 39,009,000. Meanwhile, for June of this year, it only reached USD 27,739,000. As it was explained in the report, the result is due to the effect that the pandemic’s restrictions had [...]

SBT will boost its OTT SBT Videos

Brazilian FTA station SBT will invest more in its SBT Videos platform, to deepen its role in the AVOD market, as announced by Fernando Pensado, head of the channel’s Innovation Area. The main goal will be to incorporate more third-party products, he explained. For now, SBT videos’ third-party content offering is limited, with only one [...]

Cable & Wireless acquired Claro Panama

Cable & Wireless, Panama’s main operator owned by Liberty Latin America, bought Claro Panama for USD 200 million. With this new acquisition, the company would have 2,343,000 mobile lines, surpassing Millicom (Tigo), which had been the market leader until Q2 2021 and owns the main pay TV operator in the country, Cable Onda. Meanwhile, América [...]