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Antina projects 20% growth this year

Ariel Hernández, VP of Antina, the Argentine wireless pay TV operator through UHF, said during NexTV Series Argentina that the company projects a 20% growth this year. “Last year we grew 25% and this year we plan to grow another 20%, that is what focuses our energy,” said the executive in an interview with NexTV [...]

Net TV to launch on DTT in Argentina

Argentinas new channel Net TV, which belongs to Perfil Network, will start broadcasting trials on June 1 and will be officially launched in August on the DTT platform, the company reported through its newspaper. Recently, the president and CEO of Perfil Network, Jorge Fontevecchia, unveiled details of the project in a meeting with President Mauricio [...]

ESPN renews rights to UEFA Champions League

ESPN International has retained the broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Europe League in Spanish-speaking Latin America until the 2020-21 seasons, the company said in a press release. The deal includes all media rights for the region. ESPN will broadcast 71 Champions League matches per season under the new [...]

NexTV Series Argentina discussed how to monetize cross-screen advertising on TV

During the first day of NexTV Series Argentina, the conference held on May 16 and 17 in Buenos Aires, executives from Perfil Network, Grupo América, Google and Welo agreed that the digital advertising does not replace traditional TV advertising, and both complement each other. During his participation in the executive panel called “How to monetize [...]

YouTube Red becomes YouTube Premium

YouTube announced the launch of YouTube Premium, the new SVOD service that will replace YouTube Red and will include its original productions for a monthly subscription of USD 12. In Latin America, it is only available in Mexico. The service includes ad-free video, background play, and downloads across YouTube. In addition, users will also have [...]

Viacom signs new distribution deals in Latam

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Americas has announced new distribution deals for its original content with leading SVOD, pay TV and FTA broadcasters via newly-expanded production and distribution division, Viacom International Studios (VIS). Fox Networks Latin America has acquired the rights to Animal, a thriller from Argentine broadcaster Telefe, for distribution in its multiple linear [...]

Broadband leads in Latin America, pay TV goes through a new stage

During NexTV Series Argentina, Carlos Blanco, Research director at Dataxis, offered an overview of the pay TV and OTT market in Latin America. According to the analysis, pay TV is going through a new phase and operators are focused on connectivity and content aggregation through multi-screens. In this context, in Q417 broadband took the lead [...]

ESPN and FC Bayern Munich sign content sharing deal

ESPN has reached an agreement with FC Bayern Munich for rights to use and share content directly from the German Bundesliga club across its digital and linear platforms. Through this agreement, Bayern Munich will make available its content behind-the-scenes video, access-driven features, pre- and post-match reports, press briefings, team travelogue, and more for [...]

DirecTV, Puntonet sign deal in Ecuador

DirecTV Ecuador and Puntonet have signed an agreement to offer broadband (FTTH) and pay TV, initially in Quito and Guayaquil. The deal was approved by the Telecommunications Regulation and Control Agency (Arcotel). This way, the commercial teams of both companies will be able to offer a bundle with both services. Among the benefits for new [...]

Telefónica Media Networks signs ad sales deal with Turner

Telefónica Media Networks announced that it has signed an agreement with Turner to commercialize advertising on the media groups pay TV networks and digital platforms for the Peruvian market. The agreement includes the sale of advertising spaces on TNT, TNT Series, Warner, Space, TCM, TBS, Boomerang and Cartoon Network, among other channels of the North [...]