Monthly Archives: June 2017

New dance show coming soon on SABC 1

The new hip-hop dance show, Break The Beat is coming soon on SABC1.  The new show will be broadcasted as from Sunday 2nd July and will feature Mzansis best hip-hop dance crew in one of the biggest dance competitions in South Africa.  The show will be host by Fifi Cooper-musician and presenter and Courtnae Paul, [...]

BOCRA licences four TV stations in Botswana

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) licenced four TV stations, namely OVY Network, Alfaview, Deep Vibe Productions T/A Clouds TV and Econet Botswana T/A Kwesé TV. All four companies applied for licences after a public notice for licence bidding was circulated early this year.  Ovy and Alfaview will operate as a subscription satellite television service providers. [...]

CRAN prepares industry for the 5G connectivity in Namibia

The Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia, CRAN, acknowledge a more amiable stance towards communications and internet operators when it presented an informative workshop on the regulatory issues for the introduction of the 5th generation digital connectivity.  At the beginning of the month, CRAN created a consequential distress in the market by forcing a disruptive commercial [...]

Latinoamérica tendrá 33,5 millones de suscriptores SVOD en 2022, según Dataxis

De acuerdo a proyecciones de Dataxis, los servicios SVOD muestran gran potencial de crecimiento en Latinoamérica y se espera que la base de suscriptores cierre 2017 con 17,4 millones. Dataxis estima que el mercado duplicará su volumen y alcanzará 33,5 millones en 2022. Netflix, que se lanzó en la región en 2011, se mantendrá como [...]

Cine.Ar Estrenos innovates with its T-VOD model

In a ‘One to One’ session held during the recent edition of NexTV Series South America 2017, Karina Castellano, Executive Director of Cine.Ar Play, the free access OTT service (formerly known as Odeon), talked about the new transactional platform -called Cine.Ar Estrenos- which offers “a unique model” in the region. Cine.Ar Play is the VOD [...]

Cine.Ar Estrenos innova con su modelo T-VOD

En una sesión One to One realizada durante la reciente edición de NexTV Series South America 2017, Karina Castellano, directora ejecutiva de Cine.Ar Play, el servicio OTT de acceso gratuito conocido anteriormente como Odeón, habló de la nueva plataforma transaccional -llamada Cine.Ar Estrenos- que ofrece un modelo único en la región. Cine.Ar Play es la [...]

Roku returns to stores in Mexico

The order blocking the sale of Roku devices in Mexico has been temporarily suspended last week by a federal Court, local media reported. The commercialization of the streaming media player had been suspended after Cablevisión (Televisa) obtained a blocking order alleging theft of content. Roku’s general counsel Steve Kay said the company “is pleased with [...]

Roku vuelve a las tiendas en México

La orden judicial que bloqueaba la venta de los dispositivos Roku en México fue suspendida temporalmente la semana pasada por una corte federal, reportaron medios locales. La comercialización de los reproductores de streaming había sido suspendida luego de que Cablevisión (Televisa) obtuviera una orden de bloqueo alegando el robo de contenidos. El consejero general de [...]