Monthly Archives: April 2019

TV Cultura digitizes its files

TV Cultura, the main educational channel in Brazil, announced that it began its digitizing files process. Gilvani Moletta, the company’s technology director, said it has recently incorporated one of the largest file digitization systems, which is considered one of the largest in the country and includes artificial intelligence. We have more than 80,000 BetaCam cassettes [...]

Netflix apuesta a la producción de contenidos en Colombia

Rodrigo Mazon, vicepresidente de Adquisición de Contenidos para Latinoamérica y España de Netflix, aseguró que el OTT continuará apostando por la producción de contenidos en ese país, y dio detalles de las producciones que se están llevando adelante. Entre ellas, destacó la adaptación de Cien años de soledad, el acuerdo con Caracol Televisión y la [...]

Netflix adds new productions in Colombia

Rodrigo Mazon, Netflix Vice President of Content Acquisition for Latin America and Spain, said that the OTT will continue betting on content production in that country, and gave details of the ones that are being developed. Among them, he highlighted the adaptation of “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, the agreement with Caracol Televisión and the [...]

Los dueños de Popcornflix compran Crackle

Sony Pictures Television anunció la venta de su participación mayoritaria de Crackle a la empresa estadounidense Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE). Las compañías relanzaron el OTT como Crackle Plus, plataforma de streaming AVOD, que incluirá en su oferta todo el contenido de Crackle y el de Sony, y 6 servicios AVOD de CSSE: [...]

Popcornflix’s owners buy Crackle

Sony Pictures Television announced the sale of its majority Crackles stake to the US company Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE). The companies relaunched the OTT as Crackle Plus, AVOD streaming platform, which will include in its offer all Crackle and Sonys content, and 6 CSSEs AVOD services: Popcornflix; Truli; Popcornflix Kids; Popcornflix Comedy; [...]

Clickatell partners with MTN South Africa to roll out chat commerce on WhatsApp

MTN South Africa has collaborated with global customer engagement company Clickatell to roll out MTN Chat, enabling its customers to engage with the telco over WhatsApp. MTN Chat will allow customers to purchase airtime and data bundles within their WhatsApp chat session. Furthermore, customers will be able to access customer support and self-service options, including [...]

Deutsche Welle inks partnership deals with private and public broadcasters in Uganda

Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) is extending its presence in Uganda. Director General Peter Limbourg inked numerous contracts with private and state-run broadcasters in Kampala. The agreement with public broadcaster Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) includes TV lifestyle program Euromaxx, football magazine Kickoff! and the radio show AfricaLink, among others. DW and its Ugandan partner [...]