Monthly Archives: November 2018

MTN to reach big 4G milestone

MTN South Africa CEO Godfrey Motsa announced that the mobile operator will reach 90% 4G population coverage by the end of the year. Motsa said when MTN reaches this coverage figure by the end of 2018 more than 50 million South Africans will be covered by its 4G network. MTN will be the first in [...]

StarTimes begins online video streaming service

StarTimes, has launched online video streaming service called StarTimes ON for its OTT business. According to a statement announcing the new service on Monday, they provide ultimate entertainment and enriched experience. The original StarTimes App had been upgraded to StarTimes ON, the brand will provide Live TV, Video On Demand and short videos that covered [...]

Snapchat expands MENA video library

New partners include TV broadcasters such as Dubai Media Inc, Abu Dhabi Media, and Vice Middle East, as well as local digital content producers and publishers such as Gulf News, Sabq, and ITP Media Group. They will join existing Snapchat partners in the region such as MBC Group, Al Arabiya, Al Aan TV, Sayidaty, and [...]

Several companies interested in Telefónica’s business in Central America

According to the Spanish newspaper El Economista, which cites sources familiar with the matter, Millicom, AT&T and Liberty Latin America are among the groups interested in acquiring Telefónica’s business in Central America. The report also mentions Chile’s Entel, but the company denied that information. Telefónica’s operation in Central America integrates Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, [...]

Negocio de Telefónica en Centroamérica suma varios interesados

De acuerdo al diario español El Economista, que cita a fuentes conocedoras de la operación, los grupos Millicom, AT&T y Liberty se encuentran entre los potenciales interesados en adquirir el negocio de Telefónica en Centroamérica. El reporte menciona además a la chilena Entel, pero la empresa desmintió esa información. La operación de Telefónica en Centroamérica [...]

Fox Sports secures Copa Libertadores rights until 2022

Fox Sports Latin America renewed for another four seasons -from 2019 to 2022- the multi-platform rights in South America to the Copa Conmebol Libertadores, the most important soccer tournament in the region. In a press release, the company said that it will offer the largest number of games in the region. In Brazil, 67 matches [...]

Fox Sports se asegura la Copa Libertadores hasta 2022

Fox Sports Latin America renovó por otras cuatro temporadas -de 2019 hasta 2022- los derechos de transmisión multiplataforma en Sudamérica de la Copa Conmebol Libertadores, el torneo de fútbol más importante de la región. A través de un comunicado, la empresa indicó que ofrecerá la mayor cantidad de partidos en la región. En Brasil se [...]

Cinépolis asks to delay release of “Roma” on Netflix

Cinépolis, the Mexican movie theater chain, which also owns the OTT Cinépolis Klic, issued a statement in which it asks Netflix to postpone the release of “Roma” -the movie directed by Alfonso Cuarón- and “respect the traditional theatrical window”, to be able to premiere it in cinemas on November 29. “Roma” has its premiere scheduled [...]

Cinépolis pide retrasar lanzamiento de “Roma” en Netflix

Cinépolis, la red mexicana de cines, que posee además el OTT Cinépolis Klic, emitió un comunicado en el que pide a Netflix retrasar la fecha de estreno de la película “Roma”, de Alfonso Cuarón, “para respetar la ventana tradicional de exhibición” y poder estrenarla en sus cines el 29 de noviembre. Roma tiene su estreno [...]

YouTube tests ‘ad pods’ format

YouTube announced that it began testing a new advertising format called Ad Pods, which consists of two ads stacked back to back, where viewers have the option to skip directly to the content. According to the company, a recent user experience research showed that viewers are quite sensitive to the frequency of ad breaks and [...]