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Telefonica grows in IPTV and increases its FTTH network deployment in Brazil

Telefonica released today its Q4 2019 quarterly results report for Brazil, where it is known under the Vivo brand. During the period, the company recorded 715 million pay TV accesses via IPTV, 23% more than the 579 million accesses recorded at the end of 2018. Likewise, Vivo Pay-TV ARPU is valued at R$ 108.5 (USD [...]

Colombia to control digital audiences of regional public TV channels

Through an agreement between the Information Technology and Communications Ministry (MinTIC) and Kantar Ibope Media, Colombia’s regional public channels will have a new system available that will allow them to control the audience for digitally consumed broadcasts. The project will start during the first half of the year. The Kantar Ibope Media tool is called [...]

Univision nears sale to group including former Viacom executive

After, at the end of January, the names of the main interested actors in acquiring Univision Communications Inc were reported, The Wall Street Journal informed last Friday that the investment fund headed by Wade Davis, former Viacom CFO, with Searchlight Capital Partners capitals, is the favorite to complete the operation. According to The Wall Street [...]

Algar Telecom exits cable and DTH markets

The Brazilian telecommunications company Algar Telecom is expected to announce soon that it will discontinue its DTH and cable TV operations, according to what the specialized website Telaviva reported. The company has ran an agreement with Sky to take over the customers who want to migrate to a new TV service. Telaviva reports that, according [...]

El Heraldo arrives at Mexican FTA TV with Grupo Imagen

Through an official statement published on Twitter last February 1st, Mexicans Grupo Imagen and Heraldo Media Group announced a commercial agreement through a lease, through which the Heraldo Media Group will use of the XHTRES-TDT FTA TV concession, in the Valley of Mexico, of which Grupo Imagen retains ownership. As detailed, the agreement will result [...]

Pluto TV expands globally with Vidaa, Hisense platform

The AVOD OTT Pluto TV, close to be launched in Latin America and belonging to ViacomCBS, announced a global expansion partnership to 22 countries through the new Hisense platform, Vidaa, as of March. All Hisense TVs that will be marketed in the US and Latin America from that date will have a direct access button [...]

Brazil approves Time Warner’s acquisition by AT&T

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) approved Time Warners (WarnerMedia) acquisition by AT&T. The decision was made in a tight vote, with three in favour and two against the operation. The Audiovisual Content Law (SeAC Law) does not allow a same company to produce content and distribute it in Brazil. There, AT&T owns Sky and Time [...]

Disney aims to launch Hulu internationally in 2021

Bob Iger, CEO at The Walt Disney Company, reported that the company is working on a plan to launch Hulu internationally, as announced two years ago. Iger expressed himself about Hulu at the last analyst conference recently held, where he gave about the Disney+ expansion  process and said the plan is to repeat it with [...]