Tag Archives: Latin America

Univision now available in Latin America

As reported last January, Televisa and Univision have officially announced a distribution agreement for the Univision linear channel, which, since March 30th, is available in all Latin American countries, except from Brazil.  As detailed in the announcement, the Latin American version of the US Hispanic channel is distributed in the region by Televisa Networks and [...]

Claro Sports and Marca Claro to have next Olympic Games edition pay TV and digital platforms broadcasting rights

After the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese Government to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for next year, Claro Sports and Marca Claro announced that they will have, without any change, the event pay TV and digital platforms broadcasting rights on the new date determined to celebrate them. The coverage [...]

Netflix, YouTube, Globo, Facebook and Instagram decrease their video quality in Latin America

With the worldwide expansion of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), in recent days Netflix and YouTube announced that they have decreased their quality in Europe, in order to improve connectivity during compulsory social reclusion in countries affected by the epidemic. The move recently moved to Latin America, where Netflix, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Globo applied the same measure. [...]

Netflix creates USD 100 million fund to assist the industry due to Coronavirus

Netflix has created a USD 100 million relief fund to help members of the creative community who have been left unemployed and without a way to earn an income during the coronavirus crisis. The streaming giant said the bulk of the funds will go toward supporting laid-off crew members. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis is devastating [...]

Discovery Kids offers access to Discovery Kids app for free in Latin America

For reasons related to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) spread, Discovery Kids announced that it will offer Discovery Kids Plus content in the region for free, for a 30-day period. Some of the main contents available include the main characters and shows of the brand, such as Mini Beat Power Rockers, Peppa Pig, Pat the dog, Zu’s [...]

Quibi, HBO Max and Peacock stick with initial launch plans despite global Coronavirus disruption

Quibi, HBO Max and Peacock, new OTTs soon to launch, confirmed that they will keep the originally stipulated release dates despite the impacts that Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is making on the industry globally. As reported by the specialized website Multichannel, a Quibi spokesperson said that our plans for the app launch have not changed, and confirmed [...]

DirecTV ables up to 91 TV channels in Latin America due to Coronavirus

Following the evolution of the Coronavirus (Covid 19), DirecTV announced it is making up to 91 channels of various genres available for a large part of its subscribers in Latin America. As officially reported by the company, starting today, and gradually, up to 91 channels will be released at no additional cost. They vary according [...]

HBO Max to focus on its US launch before launching in Latin America

HBO Max, AT&Ts SVOD OTT, is scheduled to launch in May. The company said the initial focus will be on growing the product in the US. AT&T CFO, John Stephens, said HBO Max initially will be  concerned with expanding on the domestic demographics covered by HBO. Certainly, it will be basically a domestic product, I [...]

AMC brings third series from The Walking Dead universe to Latin America in April

AMC launched the new teaser of the The Walking Dead: World Beyond series, which will have two seasons available and  is scheduled to arrive at Latin America on April 13tth. ‘The successful The Walking Dead universe mythology  has one of its most passionate fan bases. The long-awaited drama will present unknown characters and explore new [...]

Pluto TV to be launched in Latin America with content from 55 partners

Pluto TV, the ViacomCBS AVOD OTT, which will arrive at Latin America this month, partnered with more than 55 content providers, in order to offer a wide catalog for its launch in the region. This way, the confirmed Pluto TV partners in Latin America are A2 Filmes, All3Media, BBC Studios, Big Media, Blue Ant Media, [...]