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Peacock strikes content licensing agreement with ViacomCBS

Days before its launch, scheduled for next July 15th, Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new SVOD OTT, announced an agreement to license Paramount movies, and series from the ViacomCBS catalog. Up to now, the company has not confirmed the platforms launch date for Latin America. Hit series, including Ray Donovan, The Affair, Charmed, Undercover Boss, The Game, Everybody [...]

Polka acknowledges that it is experiencing economic and structural difficulties due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Adrian Suar, founder of the Argentine production company Polka, has sent an email to the companys employees, in which he reports that the company is going through a difficult situation due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Polka was created in 1994 and is responsible for the production of soap operas and series for Canal 13, one [...]

Telefonica resumes its plans to sell its Costa Rican operations

After, in early May, Millicom refused itself to acquire Telefonica’s operations in Costa Rica (where it is known as Movistar), in an agreement valued at USD 570 million and ran in February 2019, the Spanish press reported that Telefonica began an asset analysis process in Costa Rica (known as ‘Due Diligence’) to make all the [...]

The ‘new normality’ drives PVOD and TVOD for movies

Dataxis held a new virtual panel on Tuesday, June 30th, entitled The new normality drives PVOD and TVOD for movies The event was attended by experts on the issue, such as Carlos Sanchez, VP Distribution Americas at Legendary Entertainment; Gustavo Castro, Content Manager at Movistar Argentina, and Marco Garcia de la Cruz, General Director at Cinépolis [...]

Globoplay plans to include Globosat live channels on its catalog

As officially reported by the specialized Brazilian website TudoCelular, Globo plans to add Globosat channels, with linear and live programming, on its OTT Globoplay catalog through a new package, which will require an additional payment to the platform’s monthly subscription. The channels that can be part of the new Globoplay offer are GNT, SporTV (three [...]

Dataxis debates on the COVID impact in PVOD and TVOD for films

Dataxis will held this Tuesday, June 30th at 1:00 PM ART (11 AM MX) a new virtual panel, entitled The new normality drives PVOD and TVOD for movies.  Executives taking part of the panel are Carlos Sanchez, VP Distribution & Co-Productions Americas at Legendary Entertainment; Gustavo Castro, Content Manager at Movistar Argentina; and Marco Garcia [...]

Music business faces new streaming opportunities

Dataxis held yesterday a virtual panel called The new concert business and live streaming opportunities, where new opportunities for music  streaming platforms in South America were discussed. Executives that took part of it were Diego Balan, CEO at Tickethoy and Accesshoy; Sebastian Carlomagno, CEO at MoveConcerts Argentina; Hernan Portugal, CEO at GoMusic LA and Cristian Lucero, [...]

Brazil approves protocol to resume audiovisual productions

The Brazilian Audiovisual Industry Interstate Union (Sicav) developed a protocol to resume audiovisual production recordings in the country, called Protocolo de Segurança e Saúde no Trabalho Audiovisual Para Retomada Audiovisual das Atividades no Âmbito da Pandemia de Covid-19.  The document was developed by Sicav, together with  the Rio de Janeiro State Federation of Industries (Firjan); [...]

Dataxis helds virtual panel on the new concerts business and live streaming opportunities

Executives from the leading companies in the music concert business will meet in a virtual panel organized by Dataxis, to discuss about new opportunities for streaming platforms in South America. The panel is titled The new concert business and live streaming opportunities, and will take place tomorrow at 1:00 PM (ART). It is possible to [...]

Disney+ stops free trial period offering before launching in Latin America

Disney+, Disneys new SVOD OTT officially launched last November in the US, has changed its marketing strategy and stopped offering the free seven-day promotional trial period, as reported by the specialized website Variety. We continue to test and evaluate different marketing, offers and promotions to grow Disney+, reported a representative for the company in a [...]