Tag Archives: Sony

Alianza Capitales launches new TVOD OTT in Costa Rica with titles from the main companies in the industry

Costa Rican company Alianza Capitales has launched a new OTT, which it called Soy.TV. The platform works under the TVOD model, and brings together an on demand content catalog from the main film production companies in the industry, including Sony, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Metro Goldwyn Mayer -recently acquired by Amazon-, Lionsgate, and others. Up [...]

Panasonic to stop marketing TVs and sound systems in Brazil

According to the information reported on several specialized websites in Brazil and other countries in the region, the Japanese company Panasonic plans to stop marketing TVs and sound systems in Brazil, after 40 years working on the development of that business in the companys facilities located in Manaus.  This way, the company plans not to [...]

HBO Max to be available on PS4 and PS5 consoles and puts off its availability on Amazon Fire TV in Latin America

HBO Max, WarnerMedia (AT&T)s SVOD OTT, launched days ago in Latin America, has confirmed that it will soon be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. In addition, and due to problems in the negotiations, the platform will not be launched on Amazon Fire TVs devices in the region yet. The information was reported [...]

Crunchyroll’s acquisition by Sony could be delayed due to monopoly risk in the anime market

As reported by the specialized website The Information and others, the acquisition of the Crunchyroll platform, focused on anime content, by Sony, officially announced in December 2020, could be delayed. Crunchyroll’s deal to sell to Sony is valued at USD 1.175 million in cash. According to the information reported, the US Department of Justice will [...]

Sony to stop marketing TVs in Brazil at the end of March

Japanese multinational company Sony has announced this Monday, March 1st, through its official social networks that it will finish its commercial activities in Brazil at the end of this month, as it had reported in mid-September 2020. This way, the company will stop selling TVs, cameras, audio devices and other products that are manufactured in [...]

Crunchyroll expands its catalog in Latin America with VIZ Media

The Crunchyroll platform, whose portfolio is focused on the anime universe, has recently announced a new partnership with VIZ Media, a US anime distribution and entertainment company based in San Francisco, California. As reported by Crunchyroll, the aim of the partnership is to expand the platform’s catalog in Latin America, and add almost 600 titles. [...]

AT&T sells Crunchyroll to Sony

After several months of negotiations, AT&T  has finally confirmed an agreement for the sale of Crunchyroll to Funimation, a joint-venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment in the US and the Japanese Aniplex, the latter subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. The transaction was valued at USD 1,175 million in cash. In order to reduce its debt load, [...]

Disney+ is now available on Roku, LG, Sony, Samsung and Amazon devices in Latin America

After the official launch of Disney+ in Latin America, which took place last Tuesday, November 17th, companies such as Roku, LG, Sony, Samsung and Amazon announced that they are already integrating Disney’s SVOD OTT on their devices. The first of these companies to officially announce the integration of the platform on its smart TVs was [...]

Discovery to represent Sony’s advertising sales in Brazil and Mexico

Discovery Latin America & US Hispanic (DLA / USH – Discovery Inc), has recently announced an agreement with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) through which DLA / USH will become SPTs advertising sales representative in Brazil and Mexico, and pan regional sales from Florida, US. Under the terms of the agreement, DLA / USH will represent [...]

Sony would be close to acquiring Crunchyroll

As reported by several specialized websites, Sony would have entered into final negotiations to acquire the US OTT Crunchyroll. The transaction would be valued at around USD 957 million. In mid-August, the specialized website The Information had reported that, originally, AT&T requested USD 1.5 billion for the platform and Sony was interested in the acquisition, [...]