Tag Archives: streaming

Antel stops broadcasting Uruguayan National Team’s Qualifying matches via streaming

At the beginning of October, and due to the Uruguayan National Teams debut in the current Qualifiers (which took place that same day against the Chilean National Team), different specialized websites in the country reported that the only way to watch the football match was through a pay TV operator, unlike in happened in previous [...]

Disney creates new structure to boost its streaming business

The Walt Disney Company announced a new organizational structure, which it called Media and Entertainment Distribution, whose purpose is to enhance the company’s streaming business and place it as a central point of Disney’s strategy. The announcement took place just over a month after the launch of Disney+, the company’s new SVOD OTT, in Latin [...]

Amazon launches Luna, its new video games platform

Amazon presented Luna, its new video games streaming platform. It will be available only in the US in a first stage, without a confirmed arrival date in Latin America. According to several specialized websites, Luna is still in the development phase. Its launch will be made for a  USD 5.99 monthly subscription as a promotional [...]

Discovery to launch new OTT globally soon

David Zaslav, CEO at Discovery, has confirmed days ago that the company will join the OTT universe with a new platform, which will soon be launched globally, including Latin America. The executive made the announcement last week at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia shareholders conference. The company had already reported to be working on a new [...]

Roku officially launches Roku Express in Brazil

Roku has officially announced this last Wednesday the launch of Roku Express, the companys first streaming device available in Brazil. The device transforms most traditional TVs into smart TVs and is expected to be available  in stores in the upcoming weeks at R$ 349,90 (USD 66). We are thrilled to launch the first Roku streaming [...]

Rappi adds music, video games, live events and online shopping into its app

The Colombian multinational company Rappi, based in Bogota and specialized in home delivery of products, announced it is expanding its business model with the launch of Rappi Entertainment, an entertainment alternatives portfolio, covering video games, music, live events and online shopping within its app. The company is currently operating in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa [...]

SportsMax powers live sports streaming with Harmonic

US company Harmonic announced that SportsMax, leading sports channel in the Caribbean an a subsidiary of the Digicel Group, is using Harmonics VOS 360  live streaming platform for the recently launched SportsMax app. SportsMax app broadcasts several sports competitions, such as the English Premier League; NBA (US basketball league); tournaments developed in the Caribbean, like [...]

SADAIC to collect new tax on musical events streaming broadcasts in Argentina

The Argentine  Authors and Composers Company (SADAIC) announced on its website that it will start charging a tax for intellectual property rights in that country to broadcasts of gigs and music festivals, a modality that became widespread due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The tax will be equivalent to 12% of the total income to the [...]

ViacomCBS Networks International promotes Ezequiel Fonseca Zas to General Manager of streaming services and mobile

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) announced yesterday that Ezequiel Fonseca Zas, formerly Senior Vice President of Emerging Business for VCNI Americas, has been promoted to General Manager of Streaming and Mobile for International. According to what VCNI has officially reported, for his streaming responsibilities, Fonseca Zas will report to Pierluigi Gazzolo, VCNIs President for Streaming and [...]

Telecine partners with MediaMelon to optimize its streaming offer

MediaMelon, a company based in San Francisco and focused on content-aware streaming, announced that Brazils Telecine SVOD OTT has deployed its SmartPlay OTT streaming optimization platform to deliver a better video Quality of Experience (QoE) with lower content delivery costs despite an unprecedented surge in new subscribers and viewing hours that the Brazilian platform is [...]