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TV Azteca reports 12% growth in ad sales

Mexico’s TV Azteca announced last week its financial results for the second quarter. Net sales for Q217 were MX$ 3,726 million (USD 212.8 million), 9% higher than previous year. Domestic advertising sales grew 12% to MX$ 3,200 million (USD 182.8 million) as a result of the generation of cutting-edge formats that captivated large audiences within [...]

HBO announces new series from Game of Thrones creators

Game of Thrones showrunners and creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will return to HBO for the new original series Confederate. The announcement was made by Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming. The news comes while Game of Thrones approaches the end. The new TV series will begin filming after the final season of HBOs [...]

Liberty Media interested in Univision stake

John Malones Liberty Media could be interested in buying a significant stake in Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The US newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that both Malone and Liberty Media CEO, Greg Maffei, met with Univision executives. Univision has been considering offers after the [...]

Cartoon Network reaches 1 million subs on YouTube channels

Pay TV children’s channel Cartoon Network announced that it has surpassed 1 million subscribers on YouTube, both on its channel for Latin American and on Cartoon Network Brazil. This new achievement is in line with the multi-platform strategy that the channel has been developing for several years, including the creation of specific content for YouTube following the [...]

Disney invests in eSports

Disney announced a deal with ESL to launch two original eSports TV series on Disney XD new daily summer programming block dedicated to the world of gaming in the United States. In addition, the company selected aXiomatic, an eSports ownership group, among the 11 companies to be part of the Disney Accelerator program. The new [...]

Discovery and Scripps reportedly in merger talks

Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive, parent company of Food Network, are in merger talks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The companies did not confirm the information. This would be the second time they analyze the possibility of a merger since the two media companies broke off previous merger talks in [...]

Telefonica launches Movistar Play in Peru

Movistar Peru announced the launch of its streaming service Movistar Play, which includes live linear channels and a catalogue with movies, series and children’s content, among others, available at no additional cost for both fixed Internet customers and mobile users. Movistar said in a statement that the platform is “the only one in the market [...]

Chiles TVN to broadcast Liga MX matches

Chilean broadcaster TVN announced that it will air the 2017-2018 season of Mexico’s soccer league, known as Liga MX, which begins on July 21 with the participation of a several Chilean players. “More and more Chileans are playing in the Mexican tournament and we want to see them in action defending the colors of their [...]

Netflix surpasses 100 million members

Netflix added 5.2 million members and surpassed the 100 million mark, according to the company’s second-quarter results. Netflix went from having 99 million users in Q117 to 104 million in Q217 (including courtesy accounts). For the first time, the service has more members internationally than in the US. In its letter to shareholders, Netflix said [...]