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Telefonica sells its Costa Rican operations to Liberty Latin America

The Spanish company Telefonica announced on Thursday an agreement to sell its operations in Costa Rica with Liberty Latin America, valued at USD 500 million. The agreement took place after the frustrated negotiation with Millicom, which ended in a lawsuit made Telefónica against the company that operates under the Tigo brand in Latin America for [...]

Vivo records 13.1 million FTTH HPs and more than 800 thousand IPTV accesses

In its Q2 2020 results report presentation, Telefonica Brazil -where it operates under the Vivo brand, reported 805 thousand accesses to pay TV via IPTV and 13.1 million FTTH HPs in the period. The number of pay TV accesses via IPTV means a 63% of the company’s total TV client base. In addition, it means [...]

Dataxis to debate on how to integrate eSports into the pay TV business

On Thursday, August 20th at 1:00 PM (ART), Dataxis will held a new virtual panel, entitled How to integrate E-Sports, kings of social distancing, into pay TV business. The panel will feature differents executives from the industry, such as  Leo De Biase, Chief Relationship Officer at Bad Boy Leeroy; Damian Szafirsztein, Team Owner at Infinity [...]

Vrio, AT&T unit that controls DirecTV operations in Latin America and Sky Brazil, loses almost 3 million subscribers in Q2

On its Q2 2020 results report presentation, AT&T reported 10.7 million subscribers to Vrio, unit that concentrates DirecTV’s operations in Latin America and Sky Brazil. The figure includes the companys DTH and DirecTV GO (OTT) customers. In addition, the company reported that, when canceling its operations in Venezuela, last May, DirecTV recorded 2.2 million subscribers [...]

Xview, Megacable’s OTT, records more than one million subscribers at the end of Q2 2020

On its Q2 2020 quarterly results report, Megacable reported that its OTT Xview ended the quarter with more than a million subscribers, achieving more than 200 thousand net additions during the period. According to the report, the Megacable platform reported a growth of 23.1% in relation to the subscribers it got in Q1 2020, and, [...]

Dataxis to debate on how FTA TV faces the main challenges in front of OTTs monetization models

Next Tuesday, August 11st, at 1:00 PM (ART), Dataxis will held a new virtual panel, entitled OTT combined monetization models: subscription and advertising. The virtual event will be sponsored by Brightcove, and will feature different experts in the industry, such as Adrian Garelik, CEO at Flixxo; Cristian Andres Hernandez Rodriguez, Digital Media Manager at Canal [...]

Multimedios now available on Yucatan and Quintana Roo in Mexico

As reported by several specialized websites, the Mexican FTA TV network Multimedios Television (Canal 6), based in the city of Monterrey, has extended its reach in Mexico and, since July 13th,  it is available in the states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo , where it had no presence at the moment. With the news, the [...]

Dataxis to debate on how to integrate eSports into the pay TV business

On Thursday, August 20th at 1:00 PM (ART), Dataxis will held a new virtual panel, entitled How to integrate E-Sports, kings of social distancing, into pay TV business. The panel will feature differents executives from the industry, such as  Leo De Biase, Chief Relationship Officer at Bad Boy Leeroy; Damian Szafirsztein, Team Owner at Infinity [...]

Costa Rica puts analog blackout’s second stage off for August 2021

As reported by several specialized websites in Costa Rica, due to the advance of the Coronavirus pandemic globally, the countrys Government made the decision to put the deadline for the implementation of the second stage of the analog blackout off until July 14th, 2021, one year later than it was originally scheduled. In Costa Rica, [...]

Netflix records more than 36 million subscribers in Latin America and appoints Ted Sarandos as co-CEO

In its Q2 2020 results report, Netflix officially announced it has recorded 36.07 million subscribers in Latin America. The figure means 1,752 million customers more than the 34.3 million with which the platform ended Q1 2020, and just over 8.1 million in relation to the end of Q2 2019. In addition, Red Hastings, CEO at [...]