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Movistar adds Starzplay’s catalog as part of its OTT and IPTV offer in Argentina

The Argentine telecommunications company Movistar (Telefpnica) officially announced on Monday, November 30th, the integration of the Starzplay platform (Lionsgate) -recently launched in Argentina and Chile as a D2C product – as part of the content offering available on its OTT Movistar Play and in the Movistar TV STBs. Those Movistar customers who wish to access [...]

Telefonica creates Pangeaco to accelerate FTTH expansion in Peru

Telefonica del Peru has officially announced this last Tuesday, November 24th, the creation of PangeaCO S.A.C., a subsidiary that, according to the company, will be a vehicle that will allow to expand fiber optic throughout the country, with the aim of closing the digital divide. PangeaCO was created in March 2020, and submitted its request [...]

Martin Sanchez: ‘In the short term, linear TV channels will not disappear’

The second Nextv Series South Americas panel -virtual conference developed by Dataxis on November 4th and 5th-, was called  OTT Integration in Pay TV. Some of the key topics of the debate were related to challenges and barriers for STBs app integration; add on, carrier billing and partnership models ; and the transition from B2C [...]

Telefonica forecasts to end 2020 with 16 million FTTH HPs and 268 cities on its FTTH network in Brazil

As part of its Q3 2020 quarterly results report presentation, Telefonica Brazil -where it operates under the Vivo brand-, recorded a total of 855 thousand Pay TV accesses via IPTV, and 14.6 million FTTH HPs as of September 30th.  According to Vivos report, the company plans to end 2020 with around 16 million FTTH HPs [...]

Movistar moves forward with its original productions plan in the region and announces new Chilean series

Movistar Chile has officially announced this last Friday, October 9th, that it is working on the launch of Los Prisioneros, the company’s first original series in the country, whose filming process is scheduled to begin in January 2021. The series is part of Telefonicas original production plan in Latin America, announced in early April 2019. [...]

Movistar Play relaunches in Argentina with 100 linear TV channels

Movistar Argentina (Telefonica) announced that it began to offer a new plan called Pack Tele, with 100 linear TV channels in HD quality through its Movistar Play platform, launched in Argentina in 2019. Although the OTT already offered around 50 channels in pack format, both in basic and premium pay TV (HBO, the Football Pack [...]

Telefonica not to sell its subsidiary in El Salvador to America Movil

As officially reported from Europa Press, Telefonica announced this Thursday that it will not sell its subsidiary in El Salvador to America Movil, after the rules imposed on the operation by the Competition Superintendence, the Central American country’s regulator.. According to Europa Press, Telefonica and America Movil have decided to cancel the agreement for the [...]

El Salvador sets rules for America Movil to acquire Telefonica’s operations

Days ago, the Salvadoran Competition Superintendencys Board of Directors (CDSC) issued a resolution establishing conditions for America Movil to acquire Telefonicas operations in the country, where the company operates under the Movistar brand. Rules set by the Salvadoran regulator include both measures to be implemented before the transaction is made, as well as subsequent obligations. [...]

Telefonica increases IPTV accesses despite losing pay TV subscribers in Latin America

As reported by Telefonica on its January-June 2020 balance sheet, officially published at the end of July, the Spanish company ended the first half of the year with increases in its IPTV client base in Latin America, including Brazil, despite the fall in pay TV subscribers it experienced in the region. In Latin America, including [...]

Telefonica sells its Costa Rican operations to Liberty Latin America

The Spanish company Telefonica announced on Thursday an agreement to sell its operations in Costa Rica with Liberty Latin America, valued at USD 500 million. The agreement took place after the frustrated negotiation with Millicom, which ended in a lawsuit made Telefónica against the company that operates under the Tigo brand in Latin America for [...]