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SES willing to explore Intelsats C-band plan

Satellite operator SES is willing to explore Intelsat and Intels plan to open the C-band (3700-4200 MHz) to 5G wireless networks. In a statement send to SpaceNews, SES spokesperson Markus Payer said SES is open to exploring any approach to a joint use of C-band only if it meets two essential criteria: it must create appropriate [...]

Vimeo adds HDR support

Vimeo announced that it has added support for both HDR videos and resolutions as high as 8K. This way, all members who shoot or master HDR footage can upload those videos to Vimeo. In a blog post, the company said that HDR support includes Apples latest devices – including the iPhone X, iPad Pro, and [...]

Crackle expands in Costa Rica with Cabletica

Sonys SVOD Crackle announced that is now available on Cabletica platform. Customers of the Costa Rican operator can subscribe for USD 3.5 per month. This way, customers gain access to Crackle’s library, which includes titles such as “Absentia”, the original series that premieres this month, and other productions such as “Preacher”, “Snatch: The Series” , [...]

Sprint offers free Hulu for unlimited customers

Sprint announced that it began offering free access to the Hulu streaming service to subscribers -new and current- with the Sprint Unlimited Freedom plan. Through the agreement, the mobile operator is offering access to Hulus Limited Commercials plan, which normally costs USD 7.99 per month. This way, Sprint Unlimited customers have now access to Hulus [...]

Keshet signs multi-format deal with Brazils Record TV

Keshet International (KI) has signed a multi-format deal with free-to-air commercial TV channel, Record TV in Brazil, which will see its inventive quiz show format Contacts and the fourth season of its hit hidden camera game show Deal with it adapted for local audiences. Both will be produced in house at Record TV. The deal [...]

TIM offers bonus data for using video services

Brazilian mobile operator TIM (Telecom Italia) updated its TIM Black postpaid plans, which now have more internet – up to 50 GB – and an additional bonus to watch videos on streaming platforms such as Netflix, Looke, Cartoon Network Já! and Esporte Interativo Plus. Through this update, TIM added more data – automatically and at [...]

DTT coverage in Cuba reaches 60% of the country

Digital terrestrial TV in Cuba reaches 60% of the national territory. Until September of this year, 1.5 million decoders and more than 230,000 hybrid HD TV sets were sold, according to data provided in the 5th edition of Digital Television Forum, held last week. Hugo Andrés Fernández, engineer of the Business Group of Information Technology and [...]

Motorola returns to the tablet market with AT&T

Motorola (Lenovo) returned to the tablet business with the new Moto Tab, an AT&T exclusive device with a price of USD 299. It is available starting November 17. The new tablet includes a TV Mode that allows users to watch recorded shows and live channels from DirecTV from the home screen. AT&T customers can visit [...]

FOX Sports denies Fifa-gate accusations

FOX Sports issued a press release denying the statements of Argentine businessman Alejandro Burzaco, who linked the channel in Fifa Gate corruption scandal. “Any suggestion that FOX Sports knew or approved bribes is absolutely false. FOX Sports did not have operational control over the entity directed by Burzaco, said the company. “The entity managed by [...]

AMC increases distribution in Brazil

AMC Networks International – Latin America announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Brazilian operators Net and Claro TV for its flagship channel AMC. This way, AMCNI adds more than six million new subscribers and triples the number of subscribers of the channel in the country. Net is Brazils largest pay TV operator, [...]