Monthly Archives: September 2021

ViacomCBS completed the purchase of Chilevisión from WarnerMedia

ViacomCBS Networks International announced the end of the purchase process for Chilevisión, the most watched channel in Chile in 2021, previously owned by WarnerMedia. The agreement also includes the acquisition of the complete content catalogue as well as its total production capacity. Compared to 2020, the leading open TV signal increased 8.3 points in home [...]

Eutelsat rejects purchase offer from Patrick Drahi

Eutelsat, a provider of satellite services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, rejected the takeover bid from Patrick Drahi, founder of Altice Europe. As revealed by the company, the “unsolicited” proposal of USD 14.02 per share was rejected for “unfavorable conditions” and for being “too low“. It was also explained that the [...]

Canela.TV grows 600% in users in Mexico in five months

The free streaming platform Canela.TV achieved five months of operating in Mexico and reached six million users throughout the country, representing a growth of 600%, which it attracted with its offer of more than 25 thousand hours of content. Currently, its in the top 10 channels of Samsung TV Plus, and its popularity continues to [...]

Antel could lose USD 900 million in 20 years if it suspends Vera TV

Daniel Larrosa, director of the Uruguayan state telecommunications company Antel, on behalf of the Frente Amplio political party, warned in a report that due to the loss of mobile service customers against competition and the possible elimination of Vera TV, Antels streaming platform, the company could lose more than USD 900 million over the next [...]

Vanessa Rosas Molina, COO of blim tv, on the aggregation of content on platforms and pay TV: “Curation is important”

Vanessa Rosas Molina, COO of blim tv, remarked that, when adding content to a TV service, “curation is important“- During the panel “The evolution of linear channels and multi-channel offer“, which closed the Nextv Content Distribution Latin America 2021 event, the operational director of the Mexican subscription service explained her vision on the relationship between [...]

WarnerMedia will no longer broadcast brazilian soccer from 2022

WarnerMedia announced that from 2022 it will no longer broadcast the matches of the Brasileirao soccer championship, after three years in the business. Until the end of 2021, the games will continue to be televised through TNT Sports, its Pay TV signals TNT and Space and its OTTs Estadio TNT Sports and HBO Max. In [...]

Tigo Sports allies with LaLiga Tech to stop piracy in transmissions

LaLiga Tech Content Protection, a LaLiga subsidiary that works to eliminate illegal content on the Internet, signed with the sports channel Tigo Sports Costa Rica to ensure the technological protection of its live broadcasts and other content. Through an artificial intelligence monitoring system, the entity tracks and identifies all possible intellectual property infringements published daily [...]

VTR and Claro Chile form new joint company JV

Liberty Latin America and América Móvil announced the merger of their Chilean operations, VTR and Claro Chile, to form the joint company JV, which will operate under 50/50 management. The main objective of the union, according to the companies, is to unify VTR’s broadband and pay TV users with Claro’s 6.5 million mobile clients. After [...]

VTR and Claro Chile form new joint company JV

Liberty Latin America and América Móvil announced the merger of their Chilean operations, VTR and Claro Chile, to form the joint company JV, which will operate under 50/50 management. The main objective of the union, according to the companies, is to unify VTR’s broadband and pay TV users with Claro’s 6.5 million mobile clients. After [...]