Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Crackle launches in Uruguay with TCC

Crackle, the authenticated SVOD service from Sony Pictures Television Networks is now available in Uruguay for TCC subscribers. The oerators clients will be able to test Crackle for free during 30 days with their account of TCC Vivo, the OTT service of the company. Once the trial period is over, they can continue to receive [...]

SVOD platform IROKO + launched in Cameroon

IROKO + subsidiary of Canal+, partner with Orange to launch an internet package in Cameroon, for US$ 0.35 (200 FCFA) where customers gets a 24 hours long access to IROKO + catalogue as well as a 300Mo data plan. Customers will have access for 24h to more than 2500 hours of programmes  Cheikh Sarr, Marketing [...]

Kaltura and Akamai strengthen partnership

Video technology provider Kaltura and cloud delivery platform Akamai announced that the companies have entered into an agreement to extend their Net Alliance partnership to combine the power of Akamais Predictive Content Delivery with Kalturas TV Platform. Leveraging Akamais Predictive Content Delivery and CDN products, along with the Kaltura TV Platforms deep customer behavior and [...]

Chile launches free access OTT with local content

Chilean National Council of Culture and the Arts (CNCA) launched OndaMedia, a free access OTT platform with a catalog focused on national audiovisual content.   The service features 40 films, 41 documentaries, 20 short films and 394 cultural content clips. The platform is free but it restricts the access to eight movies per month. CNCA will [...]

Showmax Originals to debut with new series

Showmax has kicked off the first in a series of original productions with the filming of Tali’s Wedding Diary, a mockumentary featuring Julia Anastasopoulos. Filming for Tali’s Wedding Diary is currently underway in Cape Town. The eight-part series will premiere on Showmax in December. Each episode will be approximately 20 minutes long. Speaking about the [...]

HBO GO launches standalone service on App Store and Google Play

HBO Latin America announced that it will extend the access to HBO GO, allowing online subscription through App Store and Google Play for the first time. The launch will be in stages, starting in the Caribbean. In an interview with media, Francisco Smith, EVP of Distribution and Media Development at HBO, said they expect that [...]

Altice to Integrate Netflix in Dominican Republic

Altice announced that it has signed a multiyear partnership with Netflix to make the streaming platforms content available to its customers in Dominican Republic, Portugal, France and Israel. France will be the first Altice territory to launch Netflix. The rollout will advance to other countries through 2017. In Dominican Republic, Altice owns pay TV system [...]

Telefónica selects Grey Juice Lab as content provider for Movistar Play in Ecuador

Telefónica closed a new content agreement with Grey Juice Lab for its latest Movistar Play Video on Demand (VOD) service, which was launched in Ecuador last April. Grey Juice Lab will provide Telefonica with more than 500 movies a year from major Hollywood studios Warner Bros., Disney, NBC Universal, Paramount, Fox and Lionsgate. The company [...]

OTT strategies under the spotlight at NexTV Series South America

OTT market players will gather in the next edition of NexTV Series South America, on June 14 & 15 at the Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires, to discuss about subscription-based business strategies as the market expands in the region. According to Dataxis, OTT accounts in Argentina – including Netflix and other competitors such as [...]

Apple premieres first original series

Apple has premiered its first original series Planet Of The Apps, which is internationally available on the Apple Music streaming service. Planet Of The Apps is a 10-episode show that follows aspiring app developers as they pitch their products to the judging panel composed by Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will.I.am and Gary Vaynerchuk. The series [...]