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Brazilian Campeonato Carioca launches with a combined premium pay TV, FTA TV and OTT model

The Rio de Janeiros Football Federation, located in Brazil (FERJ), is launching new models to broadcast the Campeonato Carioca, a professional football league whose 2021 edition began this week and brings together the main clubs in Rio de Janeiro. The competition can be watched both via OTT, as well as on pay TV and FTA [...]

Telefonica makes changes on the lawsuit against Millicom for Movistar Costa Rica’s sale

Spanish economic newspaper Cinco Dias reported this last Monday, March 1st, on its official web version that Telefonica made changes on the lawsuit it has filed against Millicom (Tigo) for the acquisition of Movistars operations in Costa Rica.  According to the information reported by Cinco Dias, the Spanish company reported as part of its its [...]

Did America Movil find the key to make OTT pay TV grow?

The growth observed in OTT pay TV remains slow in Latin America. As reported by Dataxis, at the end of 2020, this technology represents almost 1.3 million subscribers; barely 2% of the pay TV market. A review of DirecTV, Telefonica and America Movil strategies shows the different strategies implemented to change this static situation. Low [...]

Did America Movil find the key to make OTT pay TV grow?

The growth observed in OTT pay TV remains slow in Latin America. As reported by Dataxis, at the end of 2020, this technology represents almost 1.3 million subscribers; barely 2% of the pay TV market. A review of DirecTV, Telefonica and America Movil strategies shows the different strategies implemented to change this static situation. Low [...]

Movistar Peru ends 2020 with 136 thousand homes with FTTH in Lima and plans to reach 600 thousand this year

As part of the its 2020 financial results presentation  officially announced on February 12th, Telefonica Peru -where it operates under the Movistar brand, as in the rest of the countries in the region-, announced that it has strengthened its FTTH deployment offer in Lima, and ended the year with about 136 million homes with that [...]

Telefonica cancels Movistar Play’s offer in Mexico

Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica, whose operations in Latin America are known under the Movistar brand, has decided to cancel its Movistar Plays offer  in Mexico, where the SVOD OTT was launched in March 2019. According to the information reported, the decision is part of changes that are being implemented in the company’s digital strategy in [...]

Telefonica to stop marketing its DTH offer in El Salvador on April 30th

Telecommunications company Telefonica, whose operations in Latin America are known under the Movistar brand, reported through an announcement to its clients that, as of the end of April, it will stop marketing its DTH offer in El Salvador, where it is called Movistar TV. As you know, our pay TV service is delivered through a [...]

Telefonica accelerates its departure from Hispanic America

Telefonica is the second largest telecommunications group in the region, by accesses and revenues. Pressured by the weight of its global debt, Telefonica will sell its assets in the nine markets grouped in Hispanic America. After nearly three years of deliberation on ways to reduce exposure, it will move forward on a country-by-country sale. According [...]

Liberty Latin America could acquire Telefonica’s operations in Colombia and Ecuador

As reported by several specialized websites, including Bloomberg and the Spanish newspaper Cinco Dias on its web version, after having acquired Telefónica’s operations in Costa Rica this year – where, as in the rest of Latin America, excluding Brazil, it operates under the Movistar brand-, Liberty Latin America is now considering an acquisition of Telefonicas [...]

Telecom Argentina to increase investments in Uruguay and could acquire Movistar’s local subsidiary in the country

As reported by the Uruguayan website Busqueda last week, the telecommunications company Telecom Argentina expressed its intentions to considerably increase its investments in Uruguay, and reported that one of its purposes is to acquire the local subsidiary of Movistar (Telefonica) in the country. In Uruguay, Telecom provides pay TV services through the Cablevision brand; while [...]