Tag Archives: Fox

Disney to launch Star+ as standalone OTT in Latin America in 2021

During the Investor Day that The Walt Disney Company held this last Thursday, December 10th, the company announced that it will launch a new SVOD OTT in Latin America.  After the official launch of Disney+ in the region, which took place on November 17th, Disney will now launch Srar+, scheduled for June 2021. As reported [...]

Disney gets a new deadline to sell Fox Sports in Mexico and Mediapro emerges as a possible buyer

As reported by several specialized websites in Mexico, the country’s Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) granted a new deadline to The Walt Disney Company for it to sell  Fox Sports in Mexico, one of the conditions that the Mexican regulator had ordered when it authorized the Disney-Fox merger, officially concluded in March 2019. At first, [...]

Disney to rebrand Fox channels in Latin America as ‘Star’

As reported by several specialized websites in Latin America, Disney plans to rebrand Fox channels in the region as Star as of February 2021. Although no Disney executive has expressed himself on the matter yet, an official announcement with more details is expected for the coming days.  The Star brand is owned by Disney since [...]

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 [...]