Tag Archives: Disney

Universal Pictures to release films in movie theatres and OTT at the same time

Universal Pictures (Comcast) announced that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it will release films in movie theatres and OTT at the same time. With the recommendations not to stay in public spaces to avoid the spread of the pandemic, movie theaters have either closed or else recorded an important drop in viewers. The specialized site [...]

IFT could apply fines on pay TV channels for exceeding advertising time limit allowed

The Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute has confirmed that Mexican Pay TV channels are exceeding the advertising time limit, which is six minutes per hour during their broadcasts. Therefore, the regulatory body may apply a fine, as established by the Mexican Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law (LFTR). On December 5th, 2019, executives from Izzi, Sky Mexico, [...]

Disney launches Disney+ with Telefonica

The Walt Disney Company Iberia and Telefonica announced that Movistar will be the strategic partner for the distribution of Disney + at its launch in Spain. While the OTT has not yet launched in Latin America, Telefónica integrated Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in countries in the region, and is expected to offer its customers [...]

Disney aims to launch Hulu internationally in 2021

Bob Iger, CEO at The Walt Disney Company, reported that the company is working on a plan to launch Hulu internationally, as announced two years ago. Iger expressed himself about Hulu at the last analyst conference recently held, where he gave about the Disney+ expansion  process and said the plan is to repeat it with [...]

Telecine Play reduces its monthly subscription and adds the Harry Potter saga

To commemorate the end of the year, the  Brazilian SVOD OTT Telecine Play, Telecine platform, the Globo Groups premium channels network, launched a new offer that allows the OTT subscribers to pay a 50% less of their monthly subscription. According to the measure, the platforms basic plan will cost R$ 11,90 (USD 2.88) per month [...]

Televisa gets legal resource against Disney-Fox merger in Mexico

Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa has won a federal injunction against Walt Disney Cos acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox Incs assets in Mexico, a Televisa representative said on Thursday, a move that could at least temporarily stall the deal. Televisa said that the Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), regulator that supervises the merger agreement in Mexico, [...]

Fox Sports to stop broadcasting from Uruguay

As reported by the Uruguayan newspaper El Observador and other media in the country, the Uruguayan version of Fox Sports will stop broadcasting in the country after five years. According to the newspaper, the decision is due to a change in business strategy, following the acquisition of the international TV network by the Disney company [...]

Fox-Disney merger to be examined again in Brazil

Brazilian Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) announced it will examine Disney-Fox merger, completed in March this year and approved in the country in February, one more time. The only condition ordered for the operation was to sell Fox Sports in the country. After the initial term imposed for the sale has expired, CADE decided to [...]

Zapping TV adds ESPN and Disney TV channels to its offer

Chilean OTT pay TV Zapping TV announced it is adding seven new ESPN and Disney TV channels to its content offer. ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPN+, Disney Channel Disney XD and Disney Jr are already available for accessing them, without changing the OTT monthly subscription cost. Being able to offer these TV channels confirms [...]