Monthly Archives: January 2017

Brazilian free-to-air networks looking to strike deal with Netflix

Brazilian TV broadcasters SBT, Record TV and RedeTV would be negotiating with Netflix – through its joint venture company Simba – to offer their content on the giant streaming service, according to Uol journalist Ricardo Feltrin. The intention is to counter pay TV operators, who refuse to pay for the distribution of the three channels in HD version. [...]

Hispasat successfully launches 36W-1 satellite

Hispasat successfully launched its tenth satellite, the Hispasat 36W-1, from the European Spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana, aboard Arianespaces Soyuz launch vehicle. It will provide coverage for South America and Europe, including the Canary Islands. The new satellite has a 15-year lifespan and will offer video contribution and cellular backhaul services, as well as [...]

AMC Networks Latam audience ratings up in 2016

AMC Networks International Latin America (AMCNI – Latin America) announced its 2016’s viewing figures that reflect a significant increase for its portfolio of channels in 2016. According to data provided by Ibope, the companys brand portfolio increased 26% its panregional audience – in total day – among its main target of adults from 18 [...]

Argentina moves forward with FTTH deployment

The president of the state-owned telecommunications company Arsat, Rodrigo de Loredo, supervised the work of the new fiber optic network that will link the cities of San José (in the province of Misiones) and Ituzaingó (Corrientes) in Argentina, within the framework of the Federal Internet Plan. De Loredo anticipated that the work, which has an [...]

Canales brasileños quieren ofrecer sus contenidos en Netflix

Las cadenas brasileñas de TV abierta SBT, Record TV y RedeTV estarían negociando con Netflix a través de su joint venture Simba- para ofrecer sus contenidos en la plataforma de streaming, según informó el periodista Ricardo Feltrin en su columna en el portal Uol. El objetivo sería hacer frente a la resistencia que encuentran por [...]

Hispasat lanza con éxito el satélite 36W-1

Hispasat anunció que ha lanzado con éxito su décimo satélite, el Hispasat 36W-1, desde el Puerto Espacial Europeo de Kourou en Guayana Francesa, a bordo del vehículo lanzador Soyuz de la compañía Arianespace. Tendrá cobertura en Sudamérica y Europa, incluyendo las Islas Canarias. Con una vida útil de 15 años, ofrecerá servicios de contribución de [...]

Audiencia de AMC Networks Latin America crece en 2016

AMC Networks International Latin America (AMCNI Latin America) anunció los resultados de audiencias que reflejan considerables aumentos de público para su portafolio de señales en el 2016. Según cifras de Ibope, la cartera de marcas de la cadena aumentó su sintonía en total día a nivel panregional en un 26% en su target [...]

Hindujas head for HITS and cable TV biz, Tony DSilva, leaves

Hinduja, the Indian conglomerate company, will have its MD and CEO of IndusInd Media & Communications Ltd (IMCL) and Grant Investrade Ltd (GIL), Tony DSilva, replaced. To recall, DSilva has been holding major management positions in the distribution business for broadcasters like Star and Zee. He was also handling ESPN while heading Modi Entertainment. DSilva [...]

Sony brings kids reality show in March

Sony Entertainment Television (SET), the general entertainment channel, is all in for the launch of a new dance reality show entitled, Sabse Bada Kalakar, in the month of March. This follows the original kids reality show named, Super Dancer which was very popular. The show targets children aged four to twelve years who has the [...]