Monthly Archives: February 2018

Telefónica estudia venta o fusión de activos en Latinoamérica

El presidente de Telefónica, José María Álvarez-Pallete, afirmó que la empresa está evaluando cómo poner en valor algunos activos que puedan estar “infravalorados” en Latinoamérica, para lo cual están analizando posibles fusiones, venta de activos o acuerdos de compartición de redes, informó Europa Press. Nosotros estamos muy enfocados en retornos del capital empleado y en [...]

Ecuador: Soccer league begins battle against illegal streams

The deal signed between the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) and GolTV includes Internet rights. However, these transmissions have not been regulated due to the legal conflict with the Uruguayan company. According to El Comercio, different Facebook accounts are streaming the matches live. The Association of Small and Medium Cable Operators (Asocope in Spanish), which broadcasted [...]

Denunciarán en Ecuador las transmisiones ilegales del campeonato de fútbol

El contrato firmado entre la Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol (FEF) y GolTV incluye los derechos por Internet. Sin embargo, estas transmisiones no han sido reguladas debido al conflicto legal en torno al proceso de selección de la empresa uruguaya. Según reporta El Comercio, distintas cuentas de Facebook están transmitiendo en vivo los partidos. La Asociación [...]

Hispasat 30W-6 launch delayed

Hispasat announced in a press released that the launch of the 30W-6 satellite, planned for February 25, 2018, was postponed due to technical reasons. SpaceX, the launch services provider, has informed Hispasat that it is necessary to conduct additional testing on the fairings pressurization system, requiring the launch to be delayed, said the company. The [...]

Posponen lanzamiento del satélite 30W-6

Hispasat informó que el lanzamiento del nuevo satélite de comunicaciones 30W-6 (H30W-6), que estaba previsto para el pasado domingo 25 de febrero, ha sido pospuesto por razones técnicas, según explicó en un comunicado. SpaceX, la compañía encargada de llevar el satélite al espacio, ha informado a Hispasat de que es necesario realizar nuevas pruebas en [...]

Nigeria to establish biggest FTA TV platform

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Nigeria is building Africas biggest and most lucrative Free to Air TV platform as part of the ongoing transition from analogue to digital TV. With over 24 million TV households, and being the capital of African creativity in Music and Film, I am now more [...]

Icflix secures content with KeyOS for MENA

Dubai-based Icflix has deployed the KeyOS MultiKey DRM Service for their streaming and VOD platform. Icflix  provides Hollywood, Bollywood and Jazzwood (Arabic content) for the MENA marketplace. The move is in response a growing trend among OTT users moving towards a variety of new consumption platforms which are not based on desktop computing. This fragmentation [...]

DStv Compact users to get massive Showmax price reduction in SA

MultiChoice is making streaming service more affordable to the DStv Compact users, after waiving the fee for Showmax for DStv Premium subscribers. Towards the end of 2017, DStv delighted their Premium subscribers as it announced that streaming service Showmax would now be part of their package for free. DStv has announced that its Compact and [...]

Televisa creates new premium content unit, signs first deal with Amazon

Grupo Televisa announced the creation of Televisa Alternative Originals (TAO), a new unit that will develop premium content for SVOD platforms and pay TV systems. The new division has already signed a multiseries agreement Amazon Prime Video. The Mexican company said in a statement that the new unit will have presence in Los Angeles and [...]

Televisa crea división de contenido Premium y concreta alianza con Amazon

Grupo Televisa anunció la creación de Televisa Alternative Originals (TAO), una nueva unidad que desarrollará contenido Premium para plataformas SVOD y sistemas de TV paga a nivel global. La empresa ya concretó su primer acuerdo con Amazon Prime Video para la distribución de varias series. A través de un comunicado, la compañía mexicana informó que [...]