Monthly Archives: August 2019

Discovery Channel to air Spielberg’s series ’Why We Hate’ in MENA

Executive produced by Alex Gibney and Steven Spielberg Why We Hate series will be available in the MENA region on October 13, 2019, at 10:40 pm on Discovery Channel, OSN channel 500. Directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Sam Pollard (Emmy winners for When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts), the series makes us feel one of [...]

SABC secured PSL broadcast rights

SABC secured the rights to broadcast Absa Premiership matches for R72m a season over five years. The public broadcaster paid R72m-per-season deal with SuperSport for the broadcast rights after it refused a R280m-per-year proposal that it said was not commercially feasible. Premiership matches were not aired on the public broadcaster in the opening weeks of [...]

The digital migration in Zambia delayed by cash flow problem of partner TopStar

In Zambia, the digital migration could be delayed by cash flow problems of TopStar, the country’s technical partner. A source within TopStar Communications, under condition of anonymity, told ITWeb Africa that the company is battling to raise enough revenue to sustain its operation and even begin to repay the loan adding that the company [...]

Watch Brazil selects Contentwise machine learning solution to personalize user experience

Watch Brasil, the new on demand video platform for the Brazilian market, and ContentWise, the global provider of digital experiences automation and personalization software for video operators, have came to terms to integrate machine learning powered user experience personalization capabilities in the Watch platform. Watch Brasil is a streaming platform featuring current and market relevant [...]

Watch Brasil elige a ContentWise para personalizar experiencia de usuario

Watch Brasil, plataforma VOD para el mercado brasileño, y ContentWise, proveedor global de software de automatización y personalización digital para operadores y plataformas de video, acordaron integrar capacidades de personalización de experiencia de usuario basados en machine learning a la plataforma brasileña. La oferta de Watch Brasil incluye un catálogo de películas, series y entretenimiento [...]

AUF llama a licitación para seis partidos de la Selección Uruguaya

La Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol (AUF) realizó un llamado a licitación para la televisación de seis partidos internacionales que disputará la Selección Uruguaya -cinco en el exterior del país y uno en Montevideo-. En caso de que las ofertas no estén a la altura de lo esperado, los partidos serán emitidos por AUF TV, según [...]

AUF calls for an auction for six Uruguay National Team matches

The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) made a call to auction six Uruguay National Teams matches broadcasts -five abroad and one in Montevideo-. In case offers are not up to what it is expected, matches will be aired on AUF TV, as reported by Referi, Uruguayan newspaper El Observador sports section. AUF is receiving offers until [...]

Telefónica vende operaciones en Panamá a Cable Onda

Una vez obtenidas las aprobaciones regulatorias pertinentes, Telefónica Centroamérica Inversiones S.L. anunció que ha transferido la totalidad de capital social de Telefónica Móviles Panamá S.A. a Cable Onda S.A., subsidiaria de Millicom International Cellular S.A., por un precio de USD 594 millones. Según informó oficialmente la compañía, tras el cierre de esta operación, Telefónica ha [...]

Telefonica sells its Panamanian operations to Cable Onda

Once the relevant regulatory approvals have been obtained, Telefonica Centroamerica Inversiones S.L. announced it has sold the entire Telefonica Moviles Panama S.A. shares capital to Cable Onda S.A., Millicom International Cellulars subsidiary, for USD 594 million.  According to what the company officially reported, after closing this operation, Telefonica has completed the sale of three of [...]

Venezuela lanza nuevo plan de FTTH con Cantv

El Presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, anunció la activación del Plan de Fibra Óptica al Hogar, (FTTH) que prevé la conexión del 80% de los municipios del país para noviembre. Será desarrollado por Cantv y se implementará inicialmente en el Distrito Capital y en los estados de Miranda y Zulia, para posteriormente avanzar hacia el [...]