Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Claro adds 19 new cities to its FTTH network in Colombia, where it already records a total of 110

As officially reported by Claro Colombia (America Móvil), the Colombian subsidiary of América Movil has expanded its FTTH network coverage during the period of the new Coronavirus pandemic. The company currently records a total of 110 cities on its network, where it offers internet, TV and fixed telephony. Colombian cities in which Claro has expanded [...]

Argentine sports TV channels would resume Professional Football League’s matches at the end of October

As reported by specialized websites in Argentina, the Argentine Professional Football League would be resumed next October 23rd, although the Government’s approval to resume it is still pending. The competition will be called Copa Liga Profesional 2020, and will be made up of 24 teams, divided into six groups with four teams each. In relation [...]

IFT grants new deadline to sell Fox Sports in Mexico until December 4th

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) officially reported last Monday that it had granted a new deadline for the sale of Fox Sports México, one of the requirements that the regulator had established to approve the Disney-Fox merger, officially concluded in March 2019.  Initially, the IFT had given Disney a six-months period to find a buyer [...]

Quibi explores a possible sale a few months after its launch

As officially reported by The Wall Street Journal this last Monday, September 21st, according to sources close to Quibi, three possible stages for the new platform, recently launched, are being evaluated. The main reason focuses on the poor results that it has been recording since its launch, to which Jeffrey Katzenberg, Co-founder, attributed the Coronavirus [...]

DAZN reduces its operations in Brazil due to the Coronavirus pandemic

As reported by the specialized Brazilian website UOL, from DAZN, OTT that has been operating in Brazil for almost two years, they announced that these will be reduced, with the aim of reducing their costs worldwide after the financial impact that the Coronavirus pandemic caused on the platform. From DAZN, so far, they have not [...]

CuriosityStream confirms launch of three new original series between 2020 and 2021

The OTT CuriosityStream announced days ago three new original series that will premiere from the last quarter of this year and the beginning of 2021, which will be available to its audiences on VOD and pay TV globally, also in Latin America.  The announced titles are Nature through her eyes and My wild backyard, which [...]

Cuban Government submits pay TV offer as a measure to alleviate economic crisis due to the pandemic period

As part of a new measures package recently announced by the Cuban Government, the Cuban Economy and Planning Ministry launched this week the report Cuba y su desafio economico y social, which highlights a series of measures to be applied due to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic in several areas, including the telecommunications [...]

VTR warns on financial problems if it is ordered to compensate its internet plans clients

On July 24th, the Chilean National Consumer Service (SERNAC) filed a lawsuit against the VTR telecommunications company, with the aim of obtaining compensations for the company’s clients who were affected by the poor quality in the internet service provision, which, according to the entity, was intensified during the pandemic period. As officially reported from its [...]

Reed Hastings examines Netflix performance during and post the pandemic period

Reed Hastings, CEO at Netflix, gave an interview to the specialized website Variety due to the launch of his new book No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. In it, the executive analyzed various topics related to Netflix and the industry, such as the impact of the pandemic, the production of Netflix original [...]

VTR’s on-demand content consumption increases 125% during the pandemic period

Chilean telecommunications company VTR reported a 125% increase on its VTR VOD content consumption between March and August, that is, during the social distancing period due to the Coronavirus pandemic. VTR reported this information days after announcing a new version of its platform, where it also made HBO movies and series available. As reported by [...]