Monthly Archives: May 2019

Kenya Revenue Authority introduces new policy for the OTT market

Kenya is working on a new policy by introducing tax to the Over the Top (OTT) non-resident organisations, including Netflix and Hulu, subscription-based services that charge users on a monthly basis. Speaking at the online tax forum, Githinji Gathirwa, manager at the policy unit, “KRA will come up with guidelines to address taxation of non-resident [...]

Wari, the Senegal payment service now available on WhatsApp

WhatsApp users can now have access to the services of Wari, the Senegalese payments firm. “The availability of Wari’s financial services on WhatsApp will allow millions of consumers to easily initiate financial transactions no matter where they are located in the world,” said a representative of Wari.  WhatsApp users will now be able to charge [...]

Sputnik signed partnership with Congolese National Radio and Television (RTNC)

The Russian news agency, Sputnik has signed a new partnership agreement with the Congolese National Radio and Television (RTNC), in Moscow which was part of a recent official visit by the Congolese delegation in Russia. This agreement will allow for regular exchange of content in French and English, between the Congolese public broadcaster and Sputnik. [...]

Xiaomi lanza STB para streaming en Brasil

El líder global de celulares Xiaomi, que ocupa la cuarta posición en importancia de smartphones, lanzará en Brasil su STB para streaming Mi Box S. El dispositivo, compatible con Chromecast, reproduce videos en 4K, y su control remoto cuenta con un botón para acceder a Netflix y permite activar comandos de voz a través de [...]

Xiaomi launches STB for streaming in Brazil

Cell phones global leader Xiaomi, fourth in smartphones importance, will launch in Brazil its STB for streaming Mi Box S. The device, compatible with Chromecast, plays videos in 4K, and its remote control has a button to access Netflix and allows to activate voice commands through Google Assistant. Mi Box S was officially launched in [...]

Telcos continúan expandiendo redes de FTTH para avanzar a futuro hacia OTT

En el marco de la primera jornada del evento Nextv Series Argentina, la conferencia líder que se desarrolló el 14 y 15 de mayo pasados en el Hotel Intercontinental de Buenos Aires con organización a cargo de Dataxis, el panel Telcos y el nuevo negocio de TV contó con la participación de Rolando Barjas (COTAS [...]

Telcos continue to expand FTTH networks to move towards OTT in the future

During the first day of the Nextv Series Argentina event, the leading conference organized by Dataxis that took place on May 14th and 15th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buenos Aires, the panel Telcos and the new TV business was developed.  It was attended by Rolando Barjas (COTAS Bolivia), Juan Carlos Benitez (Copaco Paraguay), Monia [...]

AUF TV transmitirá la Copa Nacional de Clubes en Uruguay

AUF TV, el nuevo canal de la Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol (AUF), transmitirá los partidos de la divisional A, correspondientes a la 16° edición de la Copa Nacional de Clubes del Interior. Por 11 votos contra uno, el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Organización del Fútbol del Interior (OFI) decidió inclinarse por la oferta que presentó [...]

AUF TV to broadcast the National Football Clubs Cup in Uruguay

AUF TV, the new Uruguayan Football Associations channel (AUF), will broadcast matches from the 16th edition of the National Clubs Cup, inside Uruguay, with teams from the A division. By 11 votes against one, the Executive Board of the Football Organization inside Uruguay (OFI) decided to accept the offer presented by AUF TV, instead of [...]

CRC detecta mínimo impacto de cord cutting en Colombia

El informe El rol de los servicios OTT en el sector de las comunicaciones en Colombia, elaborado por la Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC) de ese país, determinó que, en los últimos 12 meses, sólo el 2% de suscriptores a TV paga cancelaron el servicio y emigraron hacia OTT. El estudio detalla que el [...]