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Netflix signs megadeal with TV producer Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy, the prolific producer behind American Horror Story and American Crime Story has entered into a multi-year deal to produce new series and films exclusively at Netflix, starting July 1, 2018. According to Variety, the deal is valued at USD250 million-USD300 million. This way, Murphy will exit 20th Century Fox Television, his longtime studio [...]

Cablevisión Flow adds BBC documentaries to its offer

Argentina´s largest pay TV operator Cablevisión announced that it has added 10 BBC documentaries to its VOD catalog, which is available through Flow multiplatform service and channel 1 in HD. In this way, these documentaries join BBCs titles already available on the platform and that users can watch from all devices, as part of the [...]

Gogos 2Ku equipped aircraft first to utilize SES-15 HTS capacity

Gogo, the global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, announced that it has more than 200 aircraft equipped with its 2Ku inflight connectivity technology which are now utilizing the increased capacity delivered by SES-15. SES-15 entered service in January 2018 and is the companys first hybrid satellite providing Ku-band wide beams and [...]

América Móvil to invest USD 8 billion in 2018

América Móvil plans to spend around USD 8 billion on capital expenditure this year. During a call with analysts on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Hajj said the company will continue to invest in Brazil and Mexico, its main markets. América Móvil presented its financial statement of Q417, in which it reported a net loss [...]

YouTube to expand Red service to more countries

YouTube plans to expand its subscription service Red to over 100 countries this year, said CEO Susan Wojcicki during a live talk at Recodes Code Media conference this week. YouTube Red first launched in October 2015 in the United States, for USD 9.99, and now is only available in five countries, including Mexico, the only [...]

Nat Geo Kids acquires rights to animated series Pablo

Nat Geo Kids Latin America announced that it has acquired Pablo, the first kids series featuring a main character with autism spectrum disorder. It will be available in the region during April in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day. The company made the announcement of this new acquisition during Kidscreen 2018. Pablo is a unique [...]

Megacables Xview service ended 2017 with 170,000 subscribers

Mexican pay TV operator Megacable published its Q417 results last week. The video segment reached 3.04 million subscribers, a 2.4% growth compared to Q317, with net adds of 71,000 subscribers, the highest quartelry figure registered since Q116. In turn, the multiplatform service Xview added 43,000 new subscribers and reached a total base of 170,000. In [...]

ESPN secures pay TV rights in Latin America for ATP World Tour 500 tournaments

ESPN, ATP and ATP Media have reached a multi-year agreement for broadcast rights throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean to all thirteen ATP World Tour 500 events. The new agreement includes full exclusivity for pay TV and co-exclusive digital rights alongside the ATPs online streaming service. The announcement was made by Tim Bunnell, senior [...]

BBC Worldwide signs first format deal in Uruguay

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, announced the companys first format deal in Uruguay with free-to-air broadcaster Canal 10 for El Gran Uruguayo, a series based on the UK format Great Britons. The Greats format has been sold to over 20 countries since the series launched on the BBC in 2002. In this [...]

New ESPN streaming service to cost USD 4.99 in the US

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that ESPNs new standalone streaming service, ESPN Plus, will cost USD 4.99 per month. It will be launched in Spring in the United States. Iger said that the service will be available along with a relaunch of the ESPN app. ESPN Plus will feature 10,000 sporting events each year, including [...]