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Telefónica unifies pay TV and streaming service under new brand Movistar TV in South America

Telefónica transformed its streaming platform, until now known as Movistar Play, for South America, where it not only changed its name to Movistar TV, but also merged traditional pay TV, IPTV and DTH services with its streaming offer. According to the company, the unification plan has already begun to be deployed in Chile, Argentina and [...]

Telefónica Colombia closed Q3 2021 with more IPTV suscribers than DTH

Telefónica Colombia exceeded 285 thousand IPTV subscribers by the end of the third quarter of 2021, which represents more than half of the total number of pay TV clients, which reached 5,345 thousand. After a growth of 74.9% year-on-year, the service surpassed the DTH subscriber base in the country for the first time, according to [...]

Brazilian Economic Defense Institution recommends approving purchase of Oi mobile assets

While the wait continues for the ruling of the Brazilian court regarding the purchase of mobile assets of Oi by Claro, Telefónica and TIM, valued at USD 2.9 billion; the Superintendency of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense of Brazil announced that it recommends approving the operation with conditions.  In December 2020, the association made [...]

Telefónica Hispanoamérica’s IPTV accesses increased 61.8% in Q3 2021

Telefónica Hispanoamérica announced the financial results of its operations for the end of the third quarter of 2021 and revealed that of the 2.86 million Pay TV accesses obtained, 811 thousand correspond to the use of IPTV in Argentina, Chile and Colombia, which represents an increase of 61.8% compared to the same period of the [...]

Telefónica sells Movistar in El Salvador to General International Telecom

Telecommunications company Telefónica reached an agreement with General International Telecom for the sale of its Movistar unit in El Salvador. After the failed business with América Móvil in 2019, the operation could finally be carried out in exchange for USD 144 million from the British company. As explained by the telco, the contract involves all [...]

Vanessa Rosas Molina, COO of blim tv, on the aggregation of content on platforms and pay TV: “Curation is important”

Vanessa Rosas Molina, COO of blim tv, remarked that, when adding content to a TV service, “curation is important“- During the panel “The evolution of linear channels and multi-channel offer“, which closed the Nextv Content Distribution Latin America 2021 event, the operational director of the Mexican subscription service explained her vision on the relationship between [...]

Federico Canonigo, Flow Content and Programming Manager: “the customers are most interested in non-linear content”

Federico Canonigo, Content and Programming Manager of Flow, Telecom Argentina’s pay TV service, said that from the operator “we understood that the interest of customers is in non-linear content“, during his participation in the panel “New trends in linear and non linear programming in Latin America on the first day of Nextv Content Distribution Latin [...]

Panel on trends in linear and non-linear programming will inaugurate Nextv Content Distribution Latin America

The panel New trends in linear and non linear programming in Latin America” will be the starter for the first day of Nextv Content Distribution Latin America 2021. The event will bring together three representatives of TV operators working in different sectors of the industry, from the traditional pay TV service to the OTTs to [...]

Telefonica and VTR postulate the need to reduce content in the TV offer

Gonzalo Arrisueño, Content and Programming Manager of Telefónica Hispanoamérica, and Cristián Novoa, Content and Advertising Manager of VTR, acknowledged that pay TV operators are considering the possibility of reducing their content offer, in the panel they shared at the Jornadas event International 2021. In the first place, Arrisueño spoke of the need to eliminate channels [...]

Supercanal shareholder offers to buy Movistar Uruguay for almost USD 400 million

Uruguayan businessman Edgardo Novick, minority shareholder of Supercanal, a pay TV and internet operator in 17 Argentine provinces, offered around USD 400 million for the purchase of Movistar Uruguay. Novick is also president of the Partido de la Gente party, a political force that is part of the Uruguayan government coalition. Last July, the country’s [...]