Monthly Archives: March 2019

Chile exigirá el pago del IVA a OTTs extranjeros

El Ministro de Hacienda de Chile, Felipe Larraín, aseguró que la propuesta inicial de aplicar un impuesto especial para OTTs basadas en países distintos de Chile será reemplazada por una que contemple el pago del IVA, cuya tasa actual es del 19%. El concepto es que el mismo IVA, al que están todos los regímenes [...]

Chile demands VAT’s payment to foreign OTTs

Chilean Finance Minister, Felipe Larrain, announced that the initial proposal to apply a special tax for OTTs based in countries different from Chile will be replaced by one that contemplates the VATs payment, whose current rate is 19%. The concept is that the same VAT, to which all the regimes without distinction are subject, will [...]

Liberty Latin America adquiere el 87,5% de UTS

Liberty Latin America firmó un acuerdo definitivo para adquirir el 87,5% de United Telecommunication Services (UTS), que brinda servicios fijos y móviles a varias naciones del Caribe. La transacción fue realizada en efectivo y valuada en USD 189 millones. El acuerdo de adquisición representa todas las acciones mantenidas en UTS por el Gobierno de Curazao. [...]

Liberty Latin America acquires 87.5% of UTS

Liberty Latin America entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 87.5% of United Telecommunication Services (UTS), which provides fixed and mobile services to several Caribbean nations. The transaction was made on a cash and debt-free basis, and valued at USD 189 million. The agreement to acquire represents all shares held in UTS by the Government [...]

Telkom is expanding its fibre network in Kenya

Telkom Kenya has begun setting up a fibre network to serve the city of Mombasa with an aim of providing faster Internet to its business and individual customers. The firm aims to set up similar fibre loops in all large towns within the country to meet the growing demand for broadband by businesses, homes and [...]

Starz Play launches in Iraq

Danny Bates, Co-Founder of Starz Play, has announced the launch of the TV Channel in Iraq. We have signed and partnered with Zain as our first launch partner. With over 15 million customers and the largest operator today in Iraq, it provides amazing access for customers to STARZ PLAY via direct carrier billing and other [...]

Vox Africa launched new travel show

Vox Africa has launched a new travel show hosted by UK comedian Eddie Kadi. The show, My African Passport. Eddie Kadi is a well-known name in the UK comedy industry and the first black British comedian to be at the O2 Arena. Alongside Stephen Fry, Kadi is also the founder of Gift & Purpose, which is [...]

Conmebol desmiente haberle quitado exclusividad de la Copa Libertadores a Facebook

La Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (Conmebol) emitió un comunicado donde reafirma la vigencia del contrato con Facebook para transmitir en exclusiva hasta 2022 los partidos de la Copa Libertadores que se disputen los jueves. Según afirma el sitio web del diario paraguayo Última Hora, esta semana se mantendrán reuniones en la Conmebol con representantes de [...]

Conmebol denies having removed Libertadores Cup’s exclusivity to Facebook

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) released a statement confirming the agreement validity with Facebook to exclusively broadcast Libertadores Cups matches played on Thursdays until 2022. According to Paraguayan newspaper Última Hora website, meeting will be held at Conmebols headquarters with representatives of Facebook, Fox Sports and Globo, so that both channels could broadcast the [...]

Bolivia prepara norma para que Netflix pague impuestos

El Servicio de Impuestos Nacionales (SIN) y el Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas  de Bolivia están elaborando un proyecto normativo para que las empresas extranjeras que ofrezcan servicios vía OTT  en el país, como lo son Netflix y Amazon Prime Video, paguen impuestos. Estamos trabajando en una norma. Esperamos concluir y llevarla a la Asamblea [...]