Category Archives: OTT / VOD

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 [...]

SKY Brasil to bring DirecTV Now model in 2018

SKY Brasil’s President, Luiz Eduardo Baptista, said in an interview with Folha de S.Paulo newspaper that AT&T’s DirecTV Now service will be coming to Brazil next year. This way, the OTT pay TV platform -currently available in the United States- serves as a model for the product that SKY Brasil plans to launch in the country. [...]

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 [...]

Two Caracol series added to Claro Video

Claro Video (América Móvil) has added to its catalogue two successful series produced by Caracol Televisión and distributed by Caracol Internacional. These are Las Muñecas de la mafia (The Mafia Dolls) and “El Cartel” (The Cartel), which have already been broadcasted in several countries in Latin America. The first one, “The Mafia Dolls”, has already [...]

Claro Video adds HBO in Mexico

Mexican streaming service Claro Video announced that it has added HBO programming to its platform. Users can subscribe to HBO through Claro Video for MX$ 149 (USD 8.5) after a free month trial. The launch of HBO contents on the Mexican service was announced last Friday, July 14, just before the season premiere of HBO’s [...]

Cine.Ar Play aims to integrate its content into operators offerings

Argentinas OTT platform Cine.Ar Play is planning to integrate its contents into the operators offerings. Currently, it is negotiating and performing implementation trials. One option is to integrate the content into the set-top boxes of traditional pay TV operators, as well as their “play” platforms or multi-device services, explained during the recent edition of NexTV [...]

Mexicos Axtel launches streaming service

Mexican telecommunications company Axtel announced the launch of its OTT platform Axtel Play, which allows access to subscription services HBO GO, FOX Premium and Crackle. The new platform is available to any Internet user, through connected devices, without the need to subscribe Axtel pay TV or other service. Prices vary depending on the service selected. [...]

FOX to expand OTT service reach

OTT platform FOX Premium App will begin to be marketed directly to the consumer starting in October, said to ttvnews site Federico Alamán González, SVP and General Manager in Mexico of FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America. Last May, FOX took a first step by launching its SVOD platform through Claro Video in Mexico, which [...]

Claro Video to stop offering Chivas matches

Mexico’s Club Deportivo Guadalajara – Chivas – announced in a statement posted on social media that the matches will no longer be available on Claro Video OTT platform (América Móvil). “Fans, we inform you that the matches of Chivas will no longer be transmitted by @ClaroVideo. We appreciate the support during the CL17”, said Chivas’ official Twitter [...]