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Fox Sports loses Argentine Football League’s matches broadcasts

After the Argentine Football Association (AFA) officially confirmed the return of the Professional Football League in the country starting next Friday, October 30th with the Copa Liga Profesional 2020, the specialized website Doble Amarilla (and later other local websites) reported that the 24 clubs that will participate in the competition decided to cancel the agreement [...]

Argentine Government suggests to cancel Disney-Fox merger in the country

According to several specialized websites in Argentina, a judgment from the countrys Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia (CNDC) recommended the Secretaria de Comercio to cancel the Disney-Fox merger in Argentina. The main reason is that, according to the CNDC, it is estimated that the operation may restrict or distort competition, so it advises [...]

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 [...]

Entel Chile launches new OTT and Android TV STB

Chilean telecommunications company Entel announced on Monday the launch of Entel TV, its new OTT, which, according to what it officially reported, can be accessed from smart TVs, tablets and smartphones. The platform joins 41 available TV channels, including Chilean channels; from Disney; Turner and international ones. In addition, Entel TV offers the possibility of [...]

Anatel establishes that offering linear TV channels on the internet is not considered as pay TV

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has officially established that linear TV channels offered via streaming is not considered a pay TV offer, but rather a value-added service. For this reason, they should be excluded from the rules established by the SeAC Law (N°. 12,485; 2011), which regulates Pay TV offers in Brazil. Linearity in content [...]

Tim expands access to Fox App to all his clients in Brazil

Tim Brazil has announced this week that its prepaid, postpaid and Tim Controle mobile plan customers will also be able to access the Fox App platform, for a R$ 34.90 (USD 6.5) monthly subscription. Fox App makes available linear Fox channels, such as Fox Channel, Fox Life, FX, National Geographic, NatGeo Kids and Fox Sports [...]

Disney rebrands its TV studios after merging with Fox

As part of the Fox acquisition, Disney announced it will be rebranding its TV studios. This way, 20th Century Fox Television becomes 20th Television; Fox 21 Television Studios will now become Touchstone Television; and ABC Studios and ABC Signature will merge as ABC Signature. As reported by the specialized website Variety, the removal of the [...]

Fox News starts its international launch as OTT in Mexico

Fox News, Fox unit that was not acquired by Disney after the merger, announced plans to launch an OTT internationally for its Fox News TV channel. As officially reported, the new platform will be called Fox News International, and will be launched in Mexico next Thursday, August 20th, where it will begin its international expansion. [...]

Claro and Oi would launch linear pay TV offers if the Brazilian Telecommunications Law were modified

Executives from Claro (America Movil) and Oi reported that they would consider launching linear pay TV offers via OTT in case the Seac Law, which regulates linear pay TV offers in Brazil, were modified to also include OTT platforms. According to the specialized website TAVI Latam, the initiatives were reported by Claro and Ois Marketing [...]

Claro requests regulatory changes between pay TV and OTTs again in Brazil

Claro Brazil requested to make regulatory changes on the Conditional Access Service Law (SeAC Law), available in the country since 2011, in order to correct regulatory asymmetries between pay TV and OTTs. Fábio Andrade, Institutional Affairs VP at Claro Brazil, has recently took part of The future of pay TV regulation, conference developed by Brazilian [...]