Monthly Archives: July 2018

Sling TV suma canales regionales y lidera en contenido sudamericano

Sling TV, la plataforma de TV paga lineal vía OTT, anunció el lanzamiento de tres canales de Argentina: Telefe Internacional, El Trece Internacional, y Todo Noticias. De esta manera, el servicio pasó a ofrecer la mayor cantidad de contenido de Sudamérica entre los servicios de streaming de los Estados Unidos, según indicó en un comunicado. [...]

Globo launches standalone soccer streaming service

Soccer streaming platform Premiere Play (Grupo Globo) is now available as standalone service in Brazil, with a catalog that includes live games of the series A and B of the ‘Brasileirão’ (Brazilian national championship) and the main state championships. The monthly subscription costs R$ 79.90 (USD 21). Globo had initially launched Premiere Play as TV [...]

Globo lanza OTT de fútbol de forma independiente

El servicio de streaming Premiere Play (Grupo Globo) está ahora disponible como OTT independiente en Brasil, sin necesidad de contar con TV paga. La plataforma incluye juegos de la serie A y B del Brasileirão y los principales campeonatos estatales de fútbol por una suscripción mensual de R$ 79,90 (USD 21). Inicialmente, el grupo brasileño [...]

Frehiwot Tamiru appointed as the CEO of Ethio Telecom

Frehiwot Tamiru has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopias state-run telecommunications company, Ethio Telecom. Frehiwot had previously worked as the deputy CEO of the now defunct Ethiopia Telecommunications Corporation. She will be leading a company with an estimated 22,200 workers. The company is one of the solely state-run businesses. The others [...]

Google’s Free Wifi launched in Nigeria

Google has introduced its free Wi-Fi service for Nigerians, the Google Station, in Ikeja, Lekki and other parts of Lagos. The companys country director in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, declared, It is live in some locations already like the MMA 2, Ikeja City Mall, The Palms Lekki, Computer Village and the University of Lagos. Ehimuan-Chiazor also [...]

MTV to promote health in Africa through drama series MTV Shuga

The award-winning drama series MTV Shuga will soon promote HIV innovation, including HIV self-testing and preventive drugs, following a three-year collaboration between global health initiative Unitaid, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The programme is designed to help millions of young viewers in French- and English-speaking Africa [...]

Premiere passa a oferecer serviço de streaming independente da TV por assinatura

O Grupo Globo passou a disponibilizar, na segunda-feira (23), o serviço de streaming Premiere Play de forma independente da TV por assinatura. A plataforma traz todos os jogos do Brasileirão A e B e aos principais campeonatos estaduais ao vivo, por uma assinatura mensal de R$ 79,90 (18,4). O pagamento deve ser feito via cartão [...]

TV Azteca considers leaving soccer business

TV Azteca CEO Benjamín Salinas said in the Q218 report that soccer costs are becoming “less sustainable” from a financial perspective so the company is evaluating whether to continue or not in this business. “We are obligated to review the soccer business in a comprehensive manner and to evaluate the viability of staying there, the [...]

TV Azteca analiza salir del negocio del fútbol

El director general de TV Azteca, Benjamín Salinas, dijo en el reporte financiero del Q218 que los costos del fútbol son “cada vez menos sostenibles” desde el punto de vista financiero. Ante esto, la compañía evalúa retirarse del negocio. Estamos obligados a revisar el negocio del futbol de forma integral y evaluar la viabilidad de [...]

Megacable’s Xview reached 332,000 subscribers

Mexico’s pay TV operator Megacable announced this week its financial results for the second quarter. The company recorded 3.15 million video subscribers, a 7.9% growth (or 230,000 net adds) compared to Q217, reaching the fifth consecutive quarter of growth. Multiscreen service Xview continues to experience a positive performance, reaching 332,000 subscribers in 2Q18, which represents [...]