Tag Archives: US

Roku to launch Roku Voice In Mexico and the US

Roku today announced the launch of Roku Voice in Mexico and the US. In Mexico, the launch is scheduled for early May, and will allow users to find their favourite entertainment options and control their streaming experience on Roku using voice commands in Spanish. The release is part of Roku OS 9.3, a free, automatic [...]

US cable fits Coronavirus

While many businesses have sent their employees to work from home because of state and federal orders to contain the spread of COVID-19, many cable call center workers and techs in the US are allowed to go into the office because they are classified as providing an essential service. While typically that means police, fire [...]

Universal Pictures to release films in movie theatres and OTT at the same time

Universal Pictures (Comcast) announced that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it will release films in movie theatres and OTT at the same time. With the recommendations not to stay in public spaces to avoid the spread of the pandemic, movie theaters have either closed or else recorded an important drop in viewers. The specialized site [...]

HBO Max to focus on its US launch before launching in Latin America

HBO Max, AT&Ts SVOD OTT, is scheduled to launch in May. The company said the initial focus will be on growing the product in the US. AT&T CFO, John Stephens, said HBO Max initially will be  concerned with expanding on the domestic demographics covered by HBO. Certainly, it will be basically a domestic product, I [...]

Amazon and RTVE to turn the first Elcano and Magallanes round of the world into a series

RTVE announced last year its plan to develop an international series on the naval feat of Elcano and Magallanes. This Tuesday, the Spanish company reported that it will be entitled Sin Limites, and will be co-produced with Amazon Prime Video, Mono Films and Kilima Media. It will be an Amazon Exclusive for Spain, the US, [...]

Pluto TV expands globally with Vidaa, Hisense platform

The AVOD OTT Pluto TV, close to be launched in Latin America and belonging to ViacomCBS, announced a global expansion partnership to 22 countries through the new Hisense platform, Vidaa, as of March. All Hisense TVs that will be marketed in the US and Latin America from that date will have a direct access button [...]

Chile’s Screen Capital launches USD 20 million film-TV venture capital fund

Chiles Screen Capital is launching a $20 million venture capital fund targeting principally TV series and movies with part streaming platform distribution. To launch in March, it is Chiles first private investment fund specializing in the audiovisual and entertainment sector, and focuses on productions from the Spanish-speaking world, as reported by the specialized media Variety.  [...]