Tag Archives: Netflix

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 [...]

Netflix subscribers are able to watch series and movies with other users remotely

Due to the Coronavirus spread, Netflix subscribers are now able to use Netflix Party, a Google Chrome extension that makes it possible for the OTT subscribers to watch the titles they want and discuss them live with other users of the platform. According to the Argentine newspaper Ambito Financiero,to install it, Netflix subscribers must enter [...]

Netflix to open offices in Buenos Aires this year

Netflix confirmed today that it will open new offices in Buenos Aires this year, in order to boost local content production in the country. Argentine specialized media had reported the initiative in mid-February, when Reed Hastings, CEO at Netflix, visited Argentina.  The OTT confirmed the news through a video available on its social networks, in [...]

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 [...]

Netflix to launch 14 new original productions in Mexico this year

Francisco Ramos, VP Originals for Netflix in Spain and Latin America, announced that the platform will launch 14 original Mexican productions this year, including 9 series, 3 movies and 2 shows. Last year, Netflix had announced a USD 200 million investment in the country and reported that 50 series and films would be made between [...]

Chile to charge 19% VAT on digital platforms since June

Starting next June 1st, foreign companies that provide digital services will start paying 19% Value Added Tax (VAT) in Chile. The measure impacts on foreign digital platforms that provide digital services in the country. Some of the affected OTTs will be Netflix, Amazon and others. The aim of the measure is that companies that are [...]

Netflix to develop its first two original productions in Peru

Netflix announced that it will make a film and a series in Peru, which will be its first two original productions in the country. Both projects are expected to be released in 2021. With these news, the OTT continues to expand its original production plan in Latin America: it has recently announced new productions in [...]

Netflix launches top 10 list for most popular titles in each country

Netflix announced that its subscribers already have a top 10 list available with its most popular titles. This initiative has already been launched in Mexico and the United Kingdom six months ago and, due to the positive experience it recorded, the platform decided to roll it out to even more. In addition to the general [...]

Enacom and Netflix move forward in new partnerships for projects in Argentina

Argentina’s National Communications Agency (Enacom) President, Claudio Ambrosini, met this week with Paula Pinha, Director of Public Policy of Netflix in Latin America, in order to move forward in new projects of the US company in the country and increase collaborations levels. As reported by the Argentine regulator, during the meeting, Pinha explained the different [...]