Tag Archives: Latin America

Starz sues Disney for using the ‘Star’ and ‘Star+’ brands in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

According to the information reported by the US specialized website The Wrap, Lionsgate, focused on distributing films and TV content, and owner of the US premium TV network Starz and the SVOD OTT Starzplay, has filed this last Monday, June 7th trademark infringement lawsuits against The Walt Disney Company in the Argentine, Brazilian and Mexican [...]

Disney denies to stop airing its children’s channels as of June 25th

After different posts that were published this last Friday, June 4th, regarding that The Walt Disney Company’s children’s channels would stop being broadcasted in Latin America and other regions as of next June 25th, the company chaired by Bob Chapek confirmed that those channels will continue with their broadcasts beyond that date. In addition, the [...]

Isabel Rafferty, CEO at Canela Media: ‘After launching Canela.TV in the US, Puerto Rico and Mexico, we will go forward to the rest of Latin America’

Isabel Rafferty, CEO & Founder at Canela Media, was interviewed by Nextv News Latin America and gave details about what will be the launch of Canela.TV, the companys AVOD OTT, in the region, after its launch in Mexico, the US and Puerto Rico. In addition, the executive reported that the company plans to launch another [...]

Televisa launches Blim TV’s AVOD version

BlimTV, Mexican Grupo Televisas OTT, has announced this Monday, May 31st, the official launch of its AVOD version, which had been originally announced in 2020. According to the information reported by the Mexican company, the ad-supported version will be free and will gather a catalog of 14 thousand hours of content from the platform. This [...]

ViacomCBS to add 19 original productions for Paramount+ in Latin America this year

ViacomCBS has announced days ago that its SVOD OTT Paramount+, launched in Latin America last March 4th, is adding 19 new original productions to its catalog, made especially for the region. All contents will be available on the platform from the third quarter of 2021. All announced titles are produced by Viacom International Studios (VIS), [...]

DirecTV GO to offer free access to HBO Max and broadcast the Copa América and the Euro 2020 in some Latin American countries

DirecTV has announced this last Wednesday that its SVOD OTT DirecTV GO, available in several Latin American countries, will offer those who subscribe to the platform the possibility of accessing HBO Max for free for two years starting on June 29th, date on which WarnerMedia (AT&T and Discovery) announced the official arrival of the platform [...]

ESPN to broadcast UEFA Champions League’s Final in Latin America with special features for visual disability audiences

The pay TV channel ESPN (The Walt Disney Company) announced that it will broadcast the UEFA Champions Leagues Final this coming Saturday, June 29th, in several countries in the region. For the first time, the channel will air the competition with additional descriptive audio, using secondary audio programming (SAP), with the aim of providing a [...]

WarnerMedia to launch HBO Max in Latin America on June 29th

WarnerMedia (AT&T and Discovery) has announced this Wednesday, May 26th, that HBO Max, its new SVOD OTT, will be officially launched in Latin America on Tuesday, June 29th. The company confirmed that access to the platform in the region can be done from smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, compatible streaming devices, and through its web version. [...]

Univision strengthens itself in Latin America with DirecTV

According to information reported on various specialized websites, the DTH operator DirecTV (AT&T) has added the US Hispanic channel Univision as part of its programming grid, since last May 3rd. The offer is available to the pay TV operators prepaid and postpaid customers in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. With the announcement of [...]