Category: OTT / VOD

ICAB and Netflix open new applications to their found to support professionals in the Brazilian audiovisual industry affected by the pandemic

The Instituto de Contenidos Audiovisuales Brasileños (ICAB) and Netflix officially announced this last Tuesday, June 15th, the renewal of the partnership that they started last year to financially help audiovisual industry professionals in the country. According to the information reported by the entity, the new donation will be valued at R$ 3 million (around USD [...]

Funimation strengthens itself in Latin America and launches in Chile, Colombia and Peru

The SVOD OTT Funimation, whose catalog is focused on anime content, has confirmed this Wednesday, June 16th, its decision to expand itself in Latin America with its launch in Chile, Colombia and Peru, after having reached Brazil and Mexico, where it is available. since November last year. Although, in a first stage, Funimation is available [...]

AT&T to launch a streaming platform for CNN

AT&Ts CEO, John Stankey, confirmed last week during the The Economic Club of Washington D.Cs forum the launch of a streaming platform for CNN, which will be called CNN Plus. Up to now, it has not been confirmed if the platform will only be available in the US, or if there are plans to launch [...]

Netflix is also ‘open’ to acquire other companies

Ted Sarandos, co-CEO at Netflix, reported during his keynote at the international media event Banff World Media Festival, held in Canada, that the company does not deny the possibility of acquiring others, and, this way joining the trend that is taking place in the market, following mergers such as Disney-Fox, Amazon-MGM, Televisa-Univision and the recently [...]

Facebook to feature exclusive content from eight Brazilian football clubs on Facebook Watch

Facebook has recently announced a new partnership with Brazilian football clubs Corinthians, Cruzeiro, Flamengo, Fluminense, Palmeiras, Santos, São Paulo, and Vasco da Gama, with the aim of publishing videos with exclusive content on Facebook Watch. According to information reported on several specialized websites in Brazil, videos will be published throughout the 2021 season of the [...]

Disney not to launch AVOD version for Disney+

Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt Disney Company, reported during the last Credit Suisse Annual Communications Conference virtual edition that the company does not plan to launch an AVOD version for Disney+, available in Latin America since November 2020. ‘We have no such plans to launch an AVOD version for Disney+. We are happy with [...]

Amazon Prime Video adds live sports in Brazil with Premiere

Brazilian Grupo Globo and Amazon Prime Video announced this last Friday, June 11th, a partnership, from which Premiere  joins Prime Video Channels in Brazil. It is a series of pay TV channels that broadcast football leagues matches that take place in Brazil, under the PPV modality. With the news, Amazon Prime Video is adding live [...]

Globoplay strengthens its content offering with productions from Televisa, Caracol, RCN and Telemundo

Brazilian SVOD OTT Globoplay (Grupo Globo) is strengthening its catalog with productions made in Latin America, and announced last week the acquisition of series from Televisa (Mexico), Caracol (Colombia), RCN (Colombia) and Telemundo (US). The acquisitions include titles such as Rubí, which will premiere today, Monday, June 14th, and other Televisas productions, such as Maria [...]

WarnerMedia launches TNT Sports in Mexico

WarnerMedia (AT&T) has announced this Friday, June 10th, the launch of its sports channel TNT Sports in Mexico. With the announcement, the channel became available in four Latin American markets, as Mexico joins Argentina, Brazil and Chile. However, and according to the information reported on several specialized websites, in Mexico TNT Sports will not feature [...]

Setplex and VIVOplay announce joint venture for OTT services in Latin America

Provider of flexible, end-to-end solutions for OTT service providers Setplex has announced this last Tuesday, June 8th that it has entered into a joint venture with VIVOplay, a leading virtual multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) based in Caracas, Venezuela, to deliver the Setplex end-to-end OTT platform capabilities with VIVOplay channels to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) [...]