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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 [...]

Telmex could start offering pay TV in Mexico ‘in at least 30 days’

According to the information reported last Monday, June 14th in the Mexican newspaper El Economistas web version,the telecommunications company Telmex (America Movil) could start offering pay TV in the country in at least 30 days . The news means the strengthening of Telmex’s offer, which includes internet, telephony and, in terms of video, internet packages [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

Starz sues Disney for using the ‘Star’ and ‘Star+’ brands in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

According to the information reported by the US specialized website The Wrap, Lionsgate, focused on distributing films and TV content, and owner of the US premium TV network Starz and the SVOD OTT Starzplay, has filed this last Monday, June 7th trademark infringement lawsuits against The Walt Disney Company in the Argentine, Brazilian and Mexican [...]

Panama puts analog blackout’s first step off without defining a new date for the implementation

Panamanian Autoridad de los Servicios Publicos (ASEP), entity that regulates the telecommunications market in the country, has officially published the Resolution AN N° 16,784 RTV on May 26th, through which it reported its decision to put analog blackouts first step off in the country, which should have taken place last June 1st in the provinces [...]

Brazilian pay TV doubles its subscribers drop in April compared to 2020

According to the figures reported by the Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Anatel) in Brazil, during April the countrys pay TV market lost 156.9 thousand subscribers, and ended the fourth month of the year with a total of 14.15 million subscribers, deepening the decline in customers that it has been reporting in recent months. Brazilian pay [...]

WarnerMedia plans to implement addressable TV in Chile and Mexico this year

Pablo Greco, Ad Sales Director at WarnerMedia Chile, reported that the company plans to implement addressable TV in Chile and Mexico this year, in addition to a third market, with which they have negotiations under way. His statements took place during the  Addressable TV for pay TV operators panel, as part of the first Nextv [...]

Dataxis to hold new webinar on how VTR solved the TV replays gap dilemma with Media Distillery tomorrow

Going on with its webinars calendar scheduled for 2021, Dataxis will be in charge of helding  How VTR solved the replay TV gap dilemma, which will be developed in English and will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, June 8th at 1:00 PM (ART). Registration is free, and can be done here. For the development of the [...]

HBO Max ad-supported tier is now available in the US

WarnerMedia (AT&T) announced this last Wednesday, June 2nd, that, since that day, HBO Max has launched its new advertising-supported (AVOD) subscription tier. This way, the platforms subscribers will be able to chose between the SVOD subscription, valued at USD 14.99 per month, or with ads, for USD 9.99 per month, as it was previously announced. [...]