Monthly Archives: November 2018

MTN becomes the first African telco to join IoT World Alliance

One of the biggest telecommunications operators in Africa, MTN Group has announced that it is joining the IoT World Alliance, making it the first African telecommunications company to do so. IoT World Alliance is a collaboration of established mobile network operators which aims to adopt and run a globally connected business through well-executed and smart [...]

Kwesé TV goes above and beyond with New Digital focus

Kwesé has taken a bold approach to go beyond TV and focus its business towards a digital future. The broadcaster is adopting a multi-platform approach by enabling a huge approach to broadcasting via its mobile platforms. Moving forward, Kwesé will now strengthen its VOD and OTT services via Kwesé iflix and Kwesé Play product offering. [...]

Mexican film industry calls for taxes on OTT platforms

The Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) requested that OTT services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video pay taxes in the country and that these resources are destined for national production. Specifically, the entity proposes that these platforms to be subject to Mexican copyright law and to pay taxes in country. The [...]

Industria del cine pide impuestos a plataformas OTT en México

La Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas (AMACC) quiere que los servicios OTT como Netflix y Amazon Prime Video paguen impuestos en el país y que esos recursos sean destinados a la producción nacional. Concretamente, la entidad propone que estas plataformas estén sujetas a la legislación mexicana de derechos de autor y sean obligadas [...]

Children’s channels to simultaneously broadcast animated short on inclusion

The main children’s channels will broadcast simultaneously, on Friday, November 30, Ian, una historia que nos movilizará, a short film about inclusion based on a true story and created from Argentina by the same team behind the award-winning film “Metegol”. The film was officially presented by Mundoloco Animation Studios and Fundación Ian. It will be [...]

Canales infantiles transmitirán en simultáneo corto animado sobre inclusión

Los principales canales infantiles transmitirán en simultáneo, el próximo viernes 30 de noviembre, Ian, una historia que nos movilizará, un cortometraje sobre inclusión, basado en una historia real y creado desde Argentina por el mismo equipo detrás de la premiada película Metegol. El film fue presentado oficialmente por Mundoloco Animation Studios y Fundación Ian. La [...]

Peru’s IRTP signs co-production deal with RTVE

The National Institute of Radio and Television of Peru (IRTP) signed an agreement with the Spanish corporation RTVE to co-produce a series about the daughter of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Recently, IRTP president Hugo Coya traveled to Spain where he met with RTVE executives to develop the agreement, which was signed in mid-November in Lima, [...]

IRTP de Perú firma acuerdo de coproducción con RTVE

El Instituto Nacional de Radio y Televisión del Perú (IRTP) firmó un acuerdo con la corporación española RTVE para coproducir una serie sobre la hija mestiza del conquistador español Francisco Pizarro. Recientemente, el presidente de IRTP, Hugo Coya, viajó a España donde se reunió con directivos de RTVE para desarrollar el acuerdo, que fue firmado [...]

Hemisphere completes acquisition of 75% interest in Snap TV

Hemisphere Media Group announced that it has finalized the acquisition of a 75% equity interest in Snap Global (Snap TV), a leading independent distributor of content in Latin America to broadcast, pay TV and OTT platforms. Snap TV is a company founded by Ariel Tobi that maintains long-standing relationships with the most important broadcast, cable [...]

Hemisphere finaliza compra del 75% de Snap TV

Hemisphere Media Group anunció que ha llegado a un acuerdo definitivo para adquirir una participación del 75% en Snap Global (Snap TV), distribuidor independiente de contenido en América Latina para cadenas de transmisión abierta, TV paga y OTT. Snap TV es la empresa fundada por Ariel Tobi que trabaja con importantes networks y plataformas SVOD [...]