Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Cine.Ar Play reaches more than 600,000 registered users

Free access OTT platform Cine.Ar Play, developed by Argentina’s telecommunications company Arsat and the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA), has already reached 622,000 registered users, the company said in a press release. Only in August, the service registered 33,200 new users. Cine.Ar Play offers national audiovisual contents. According to the company’s announcement, [...]

Televisa selects Spideos recommendation and analytics platform for Blim

Spideo announced that Televisas streaming video service Blim has selected and implemented its recommendation and analytics platform to enhance personalization and discovery for their users. In a press release, Spideo said that its solutions allow Blims subscribers to enjoy a fully personalized experience, from the homepage throughout the navigation on the platform, as well as [...]

Sky launches OTT service in Spain

Sky has introduced its new OTT streaming platform in Spain, a market where it does not offer traditional pay TV, as in other European countries. Called Sky, the service costs 10 a month (USD 12) and includes linear channels and VOD content. According to El País newspaper, the company expects to reach one million customers [...]

iFlix appropriates local content in Africa

iFlix, a new entrant into the paid TV market, is an international brand with a local focus, and have stepped onto 23 territories within Africa. The company recently hit the Kenyan ground.  ‘We don’t see [Netflix] as competition at all,’ said the Kenya Country Manager of iFlix, Paul Coogan, at the launch last week. iFlix, [...]

Claro Video adds Noggin to its platform

Claro Video announced that it has added the SVOD service Noggin (Viacom) to its platform in Mexico, Peru and Dominican Republic. During September, it will launch in the rest of the Latin American countries where Claro Video operates. Noggin is a subscription video-streaming service for preschoolers. Its lineup includes TV shows like Paw Patrol,  Team [...]

More than 200,000 Movistar clients watched the World Cup 2018 qualifiers online in Peru

Movistar Peru announced that more than 200,000 customers watched the Ecuador vs Peru soccer match, as well as the other games of the South American teams, through its mobile platforms Movistar Play and Movistar Fútbol. According to the company, 60% of users watched the match between Ecuador and Peru, which was played on September 5, [...]

Google added new features to online Play store in South Africa

Google recently announced that Google Play Music family plan and Family Library is now launched in South Africa. The features are available on android powered devices in nine countries including SA. The Silicon Valley giant updated its support pages for the Family Library and the Google Play Music Family Plan, enabling countries where the features [...]

OTT, TV Everywhere and apps see growth in Latam, according to Pay TV Innovation Forum

The research programme developed by Nagra – which includes 233 operators from around the world has revealed its 2017 study in which it reported that Latin America has increased the offer of standalone OTT (+ 5%, to reach 22%, offers like DirecTV Now), where it still lags behind the rest of the global offering; [...]

Lobos Buap to live stream its matches

Mexican soccer team Lobos BUAP decided to follow the example of Chivas TV and announced the launch of Lobos TV, a new site to live stream its matches, since the team has not yet closed any TV deal. Alfonso Esparza, rector of BUAP (Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla) said that this project is temporary and [...]