Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Globo and DAZN decide to finish TV broadcasting rights agreements with Conmebol in Brazil for Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana

The Brazilian group Globo and the OTT DAZN, which began its operations in Brazil in May last year and is currently working on its expansion plans to more countries in Latin America and the rest of the world, decided to finish the TV broadcasting rights agreements they had available with the South American Football Confederation [...]

Warner Bros launches films directly on OTTs in Latin America

The film company Warner Bros is starting to develop its strategy of premiering  movies directly on OTT platforms in Latin America, without releasing them in cinemas, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The company had already implemented this strategy in the US and in several countries around the world, and in Latin America it will release [...]

Flow records 126 million viewed content and 5 million connected devices during the pandemic period

Cablevision Flow, Telecom Argentinas OTT, reported its content consumption performance during the quarantine period, between March 20th and July 1st. During the period, the amount of content viewed on the platform amounted to 126 million titles, 35% more compared to the first three months of the year, that is, the period of the year  before [...]

Mexico takes schools to TV with Televisa, TV Azteca, Grupo Imagen and Grupo Multimedios

With the aim of offering distance education to Mexican students during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Mexican Government announced an agreement with Televisa, TV Azteca, Grupo Imagen and Grupo Multimedios to broadcast classes to more than 30 million classmates. Mexico will resume classes remotely from next August 24th. We are convinced that, despite adversity, it is [...]

Pay TV loses 67 thousand subscribers in June and continues to drop during the pandemic in Brazil

The Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported the figures for pay TV in the country during June. According to the entity’s report, Brazil ended the sixth month of the year with 15.18 million subscribers, 67 thousand less than those it had in May. Although the pay TV subscriber base in Brazil continues to drp during [...]

Conmebol confirms schedule to resume the Copa Libertadores

After Conmebol confirmed its decision to resume the Copa Libertadores right next September 15th, the entity reported yesterday the fixture dates and times of the competition matches, which was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  In mid-December 2018, Conmebol officially awarded the clubs broadcasting rights to tournaments for the 2019-2022 period, valid for the Copa [...]

Ondamedia’s views grow by 1,000% after releasing titles for free during the Coronavirus pandemic

As the web version of the Chilean newspaper La Tercera officially reported, Chilean Culture Minister, Consuelo Valdes, reported that Chilean content available on the Ondamedia OTT platform increased their views by 1,000%. Since March 19th, with the beginning of the quarantine period, the system of eight monthly tickets to which users had access to watch [...]

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 [...]

Netflix and Amacc expand aid fund for audiovisual industry workers in Mexico

Netflix and the Mexican Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy (AMACC) announced the expansion of the MX$ 25 million (USD 1 million) aid fund, called Fondo de Apoyo Covid-19 para la Industria Cinematográfica y Audiovisual. The entities agreed to add MX$ 4.5 million (USD 20.7 thousand) to the fund, raising the total amount to MX$ [...]