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Megamedia launches SVOD OTT Mega GO in May

Chilean holding company Megamedia announced that it will launch its SVOD OTT Mega GO in May, with more than 100 titles from national and international series, live channels, premium content, Turkish series, and others. In addition, new episodes will be available in advance, once a week. As reported by Megamedia, access to Mega GO content [...]

Pluto TV is now available in Latin America

ViacomCBS announced that its AVOD OTT Pluto TV is now available in 17 Latin American countries. The platform has been launched in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador, Uruguay and Venezuela. In Brazil, the OTT will be launched at the end of [...]

Huawei Video launches in Colombia, Chile and Mexico

Chinese tech giant Huawei launched the Huawei Video platform for exclusive brand devices in Colombia, Chile and Mexico. The OTT is already available in China since 2017, and a year later it was launched in several countries in Europe. With the launch of the platform in Latin America, Huawei Video launches free content such as [...]

Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia not to charge football premium pack

The premium local football pack, available in several Latin American countries to access local football leagues – temporarily cancelled by the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic – will not be charged in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay. Pay TV operators that offer the premium pack charge it in advance and, for this reason, customers will get the [...]

Globo cancels Brazilian football TV rights payments until competitions resume

Globo announced through a statement sent to the São Paulo Football Federation (FPF) that it will not make the last fee payment on the São Paulo Championship TV rights, whose development is stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus).  ‘In view of the 2020 Paulista Championship stop for an uncertain period due to the Covid-19 [...]

JustWatch, OTT that brings global series-and-film platforms together, launches in Argentina

The OTT JustWatch, which brings global series-and-film platforms together , was launched this Tuesday in Argentina, according to what was reported to the country’s Telam news agency from the Berlin-based company. Through the JustWatch Argentine version, users can access all content from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, HBO GO, Movistar Play, Clarovideo, Blim, Crunchyroll, [...]

Univision now available in Latin America

As reported last January, Televisa and Univision have officially announced a distribution agreement for the Univision linear channel, which, since March 30th, is available in all Latin American countries, except from Brazil.  As detailed in the announcement, the Latin American version of the US Hispanic channel is distributed in the region by Televisa Networks and [...]

US cable fits Coronavirus

While many businesses have sent their employees to work from home because of state and federal orders to contain the spread of COVID-19, many cable call center workers and techs in the US are allowed to go into the office because they are classified as providing an essential service. While typically that means police, fire [...]

Venezuelan Government confirms that the Venesat-1 satellite stops providing telecommunications services

The Venezuelan Government has officially confirmed that the Venesat-1 satellite, on which the CANTVs DTH operations were developed, will not provide telecommunications services anymore due to a failure.  Made by the Chinese company Great Wall Industry Corp and launched in 2008 from the Asian country, Venesat 1 had a useful life of 15 years, with [...]

Brazilian pay TV stops subscriber drop in February

The Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported today figures for the countrys pay TV market in February. According to what the regulator officially informed, Brazil recorded a 90,700 subscribers lost, less than half of the 220 thousand it had lost in January, and ended February with 15.47 thousand clients. These figures do not reflect the [...]