Monthly Archives: February 2018

Telefónica sees growth in pay TV subs driven by Peru

Telefónica announced its financial results for Q417. The company reported 4.6 million pay TV accesses in Latin America (including Brazil). Hispanoamérica division, which will be split into two new units, reached 3.0 million pay TV accesses, up 4% from previous year, driven by net additions in Peru. In its report, the company highlighted the 7% [...]

TV paga de Telefónica crece impulsada por Perú

Telefónica presentó sus resultados financieros del Q417. La empresa registró 4,6 millones de accesos de TV paga en Latinoamérica (incluyendo Brasil). La división Hispanoamérica, que a partir de este año se separa en dos unidades, alcanzó 3 millones de accesos de TV paga, un crecimiento anual de 4%, impulsado por las adiciones netas en Perú. [...]

Turner produces show for Telefe in Argentina

Turner Latin America announced that it has produced for Telefe (Viacom) the TV show Primera Cita”, the Argentine version of the non-scripted dating show “First Dates”. This initiative is part of the companys new content strategy, which includes producing show for its own brands and for third parties, Turner explained in a statement. The media [...]

Turner produce show para Telefe en Argentina

Turner Latin America produjo de manera integral para Telefe (Viacom) el programa Primera Cita, versión argentina del dating show no guionado mundialmente conocido como First Dates. Esta iniciativa se enmarca en una nueva estrategia de contenidos de la empresa, que abarca la producción para sus propias marcas y también para terceros, según explicó en un [...]

Sling TV reached 2.2 million subs in the US

Dish Network reported that its OTT pay TV service Sling TV ended 2017 with 2.2 million subscribers, up 47% from previous year. During the fourth quarter, Sling added 160,000 subscribers. This is the first time the company disclose numbers of the streaming platform. Sling TV was launched three years ago and is the leader of [...]

Netflix to launch first Arabic original in MENA

The first Middle East production from US streaming giant Netflix, comedy special Adel Karam: Live from Beirut, is set to launch worldwide on 1 March 2018. The Creative Arab Talent-produced stand-up special sees Lebanese comedian Karam return to his hometown to appear at Beirut’s Casino du Liban for the first time. The comedian “will tackle [...]

Label TV integrates the Canal + offering as of March 1st

As of March 1, 2018, LABEL TV, as part of its development strategy, is expanding its satellite broadcast and reception network to position itself as the channel that best covers Africa, including all African and international channels. Label TV thus integrates CANAL + Afrique, the leading pay-TV satellite operator in French-speaking Africa, which has more [...]

M-Net to bring on board two new local productions

M-Net is adding two new local productions, Trackers, a 6-episode Deon Meyer crime novel adaptation; as well as House of Phalo, a period drama focused on the rise of Xhosa in the Eastern Cape. M-Net says the pay-TV broadcaster remains committed to local storytelling and that the slate of new productions will provide compelling viewing for DStv [...]

Mexico’s IFT to review its decision on Televisa’s power in pay TV market

After a recent Supreme Court decision, the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) will have to review its decision on Televisa’s substantial power in pay TV market. “We are aware that we will have to revoke the resolution that determined that Televisa had substantial power in the pay TV market and issue a new one with [...]