Category Archives: OTT / VOD

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 [...]

Amazon drops plans for TV service: Report

Amazon has abandoned its plans to launch an online streaming service bundling U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. According to the report, the company has also been unable to convince key broadcast and basic cable networks to [...]

Amazon to produce Lord of the Rings TV series

Amazon announced that it has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. The series will be a global release for members to watch via the Prime Video app or online in more than 200 countries and territories. The upcoming Amazon [...]

Claro Video adds Crackle in Latin America

Claro Video announced that it will add Crackle, Sonys SVOD service, to its entertainment platform in Latin America. Mexico is the first market to launch the service. José Rivera Font, GM & VP, Digital Networks-Latin America at Sony Pictures Television, will participate in the next edition of NexTV Series Colombia & Andean, the leading conference [...]

Philo launches sports-free bundle for USD 16

Philo, the service backed by pay TV content providers, has launched a sports-free live TV bundle with 37 channels for USD 16 per month. The offer includes entertainment, lifestyle and educational content, according to TechCrunch. The programming features channels A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, HISTORY, Investigation Discovery, [...]

Chiles Canal 13 launches video streaming service

Chilean broadcaster Canal 13 has launched Loop, its new on demand platform, which includes both old and new shows of the station. Users must register (free of charge) to get access to the content. Loop is a free subscription (SVOD) project that seeks to take advantage of the contents of Canal 13 to get closer [...]

Crackle launches in Bolivia with Cotas

Sony Pictures Television Networks Latin America (SPTN Latin America) announced the launch of its authenticated SVOD service Crackle on Cooperativa de Telecomunicaciones Santa Cruz (Cotas). Customers of the Bolivian operator can subscribe Crackle for a USD 3.9 monthly fee. In one year, over 50 operators in Latin America have added Crackle to their service offer, [...]

Netflix announced five new original productions in Argentina

Netflix keeps launching new original productions for Latin America for the upcoming years. This time, the OTT announced that it will order five new productions in Argentina. These add to Edha, the first original series produced in the South American country that is already in post-production. “Latin America is the territory with the greatest growth [...]

OTT about anime was born in Chile

A new OTT platform focused on Japanese cartoons was launched in Chile a few weeks ago. It is called Código Animé and, for the moment, it is only available to be viewed in that country. The founder, Juan Pablo de la Hoz, told the local newspaper Las Últimas Noticias that only in the licensing of [...]