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Brazil approves Disney-Fox merger

The Brazilian Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) today approved the acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company. The transaction was made by running a Concentration Control Agreement (ACC). The approval was granted without the requirement to sell Fox Sports in the country. In late 2019, taking into account that there were no [...]

Disney+ reports 54.5 million subscribers shortly after launching in Latin America

In its latest quarterly earnings release, Disney informed that Disney+, its new SVOD OTT launched in the US in November, now records 54.5 million subscribers. The platform is currently also available in the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and India, and, recently, Disney confirmed that its launch [...]

Disney to broadcast a special program due to Coronavirus on all its channels in Latin America

After confirming the launch of Disney+ in Latin America for this year, Disney announced that this Thursday, April 16th, it will broadcast a special program for all Latin America, simultaneously through all its TV channels, radios and digital platforms. As officially reported by Disney, the initiative is from Radio Disney and is titled Separados pero [...]

Disney officially announces that Disney+ launches this year in Latin America

The Walt Disney Company announced last week that it SVOD OTT platform Disney+, launched in the US last November, now records 50 million subscribers. In addition, the company reported that the platform will be launched in Latin America later this year.  We are truly humbled that Disney+ is resonating with millions around the globe, and [...]

IFT cancels Fox Sports sale in Mexico for three months

The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) granted The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox a three-month suspension of the divestment period to sell Fox Sports in Mexico. The selling order is one of the requirements imposed on March 11th, 2019 to authorize the Disney-Fox merger. The period granted for the process expires on May 1st [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]