Monthly Archives: June 2018

Crackle llega a los suscriptores móviles de Viva en Bolivia

La plataforma SVOD Crackle (Sony Pictures Television Networks) anunció un acuerdo que permitirá a los suscriptores del operador móvil Viva de Bolivia acceder a sus producciones originales, series y películas. El servicio tendrá un costo de Bs 25 (USD 3,5) al mes, que será descontado del crédito del cliente. En Bolivia, Viva es el primer [...]

Chile plans to tax digital platforms

The finance minister, Felipe Larraín, said that the Chilean government plans to incorporate in the tax reform the payment of VAT (Value Added Tax) on commercial transactions of digital platforms such as Spotify, Netflix and Amazon, among others. “We have decided to include the taxation of the digital economy in our tax modernization,” said the [...]

Chile anuncia impuesto a plataformas digitales

El ministro de Hacienda, Felipe Larraín, dijo que el gobierno chileno tiene previsto incorporar en la reforma tributaria el pago del IVA (Impuesto al valor agregado) a las transacciones comerciales de plataformas digitales como Spotify, Netflix y Amazon, entre otras. Hemos decidido incluir la tributación de la economía digital en nuestra modernización tributaria, dijo el [...]

Four of Hemisphere’s Hispanic networks available on DirecTV Now

Hemisphere Media Group announced that four of its Spanish-language cable networks are available on DirecTV Now in the United States. Cinelatino, Wapa América, Centroamérica TV and Pasiones are part of the services Todo y Mas and DirecTV Now Español packages, which launched on June 19, 2018. Cinelatino features contemporary Spanish-language blockbusters and critically-acclaimed titles from [...]

Cuatro canales hispanos de Hemisphere integran la oferta de DirecTV Now en EE.UU

Hemisphere Media Group anunció que cuatro de sus principales canales en español están disponibles en el servicio de TV paga OTT DirecTV Now en los Estados Unidos. Se trata de Cinelatino, Wapa América, Centroamérica TV y Pasiones, que forman parte de la programación de los paquetes Todo y Más y DirecTV Now Español, lanzados el [...]

SA Government to reconsider SABC TV license fees

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says the review of the public broadcasting policy will start with the review of the SABC.This includes, among others, the logic of maintaining a 3-tier broadcasting system given the regulatory incapacity to enforce it; ownership and control rules; the capacity of the regulator to regulate the sector and the need to [...]

Free to launch Pay-TV service in Ivory Coast

In Ivory Coast, Xavier Niel, the boss of Free, could launch a Pay-TV service before the end of the year. The French operator was supposed to obtain, in early June, a license from the High Authority for Audiovisual and Communication (HACA) to create a bouquet of pay TV channels. To recall, Xavier Niel was personally [...]

StarTimes to launch digital TV project in Zambia

Zambia partnered with StarTimes to launch a funded digital television project which will see 500 villages in the southern African nation access satellite television services. The project, part of the Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages, is undertaken by StarTimes Group, and will be completed in the country by the end of 2018. [...]

MTV to produce shows for streaming platforms

Viacom announced the launch of MTV Studios, a new unit that will develop new series for partners across SVOD and linear, with a focus on beloved shows, franchises and spin-offs that span MTVs 35-year history. MTV Studios initial slate includes a reimagined version of the feminist icon Daria; cult sci-fi hit Aeon Flux; groundbreaking reality [...]

MTV producirá programas para plataformas OTT

El grupo Viacom anunció el lanzamiento de la nueva unidad MTV Studios, que desarrollará series para plataformas OTT de terceros, con foco en shows populares, franquicias y spin-offs que forman parte de la amplia librería de la cadena. La lista inicial de programas incluye una nueva versión de Daria, el éxito de ciencia ficción “Aeon [...]