Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Antel launches online video portal with MixplayAntel lanza portal de vídeos online con Mixplay

<!--:en-->While it moves ahead with supplier selection and gets ready to disembark with IPTV, Antel has launched its online video portal called AdinetTV with the aim to add value to its customers? connectivity and strengthen its position in the market. Mixplay, the unit of Claxson group in charge of broadband and Internet solutions, was responsible for video platform development<!--:--><!--:es-->Mientras prepara su desembarco con IPTV, para lo cual avanza en la selecci&oacute;n de proveedores, Antel lanz&oacute; su portal de videos on&#045;line llamado AdinetTV con el objetivo de sumar valor agregado a la conectividad de sus clientes e ir afianzando su posici&oacute;n en el mercado. El desarrollo de la plataforma de v&iacute;deo estuvo a cargo de Mixplay, la unidad del grupo Claxson destinada a soluciones de broadband e Internet<!--:--[...]

Televisa reinforces VOD through Internet Televisa refuerza su VOD por Internet

<!--:en-->Televisa's Internet division, Televisa Interactive Media, has introduced its portal www.tvolucion.com, which will present user-created audiovisual productions, like Youtube, and free videos produced by the company. Televisa has also relaunched the site www.televisadeportes.com. So far, Televisa had focused on monetizing its wide movie library.<!--:--><!--:es-->La divisi&oacute;n para Internet de Televisa, Televisa Interactive Media, present&oacute; el portal www.tvolucion.com, en el que se presentar&aacute;n producciones audiovisuales creadas por los usuarios, como ya hace Youtube, y videos gratuitos producidos por la empresa. Televisa realiz&oacute; tambi&eacute;n el relanzamiento del sitio www.televisadeportes.com. Hasta ahora, televisa hab&iacute;a apostado a monetizar su amplio archivo de pel&iacute;culas.<!--:--[...]

Terra TV to offer "catch up" with Disney Terra TV ofrecerá "catch up" con Disney

<!--:en-->Terra TV users in Latin America will have Disney Media Networks contents available owing to an alliance featuring the "catch up" format for the first time in the region. Terra TV users will be able to access Disney's contents free of charge, for seven days following their first airing on pay-TV, and later on-demand after their airing on free-TV. The deal will come into force next year and contents will be also available on the cell phone. This new deal "is the result of a successful partnership and will bring much more content for the Internet user in Latin America," said Terra Latin America's President Fernando Madeira. With "Catch Up", Terra will offer an innovative format to Latin America's users allowing the online advertising leverage revenues in the region."<!--:--><!--:es-->Los usuarios de Terra TV en Am&eacute;rica Latina tendr&aacute;n disponible los contenidos de Disney Media Networks gracias a una alianza que incluye, por primera vez en la regi&oacute;n, el formato "Catch Up" (Atr&aacute;palo). Los usuarios de Terra TV tendr&aacute;n disponible el contenido de Disney sin costo siete d&iacute;as despu&eacute;s que se emite en televisi&oacute;n paga y se volver&aacute; on demand despu&eacute;s de que se muestre por primera vez en TV abierta. El acuerdo se har&aacute; efectivo el pr&oacute;ximo a&ntilde;o y los contenidos estar&aacute;n disponibles tambi&eacute;n en celulares. <!--:--[...]

Google to seek less responsibility for You TubeGoogle quiere menor responsabilidad para You Tube

<!--:en-->During FICA 2008, which is being held in Cartagena (Colombia), Pedro Less Andrade, Manager of Government Affairs and Public Policies for Google Latin America, called for a legal framework that assigns less content responsibility to 'intermediaries', i.e., ISPs, hosting suppliers and platforms like You Tube. Despite this claim, Less described Google's growing mechanisms to control content property rights violations.<!--:--><!--:es-->Pedro Less Andrade, gerente de Asuntos Gubernamentales y Pol&iacute;ticas P&uacute;blicas para Latinoam&eacute;rica de Google, abog&oacute; en la conferencia FICA 2008 que se desarrolla en Cartagena (Colombia) por un esquema legal con menores responsabilidades sobre los contenidos para los "intermediarios", o sea, los ISPs, los proveedores de hosting y las plataformas como You Tube. A pesar de ese pedido, Less detall&oacute; los crecientes mecanismos de Google para controlar a los infractores de los derechos de propiedad del contenido<!--:--[...]

Mixplay TV, the only alternative for Terra TVMixplay TV, la única alternativa a Terra TV

<!--:en-->Despite the multiple TV through Internet project versions which have been around over the last months in Latin America, "Mixplay and Terra TV are the only free of charge services gaining ground by recording more users and genuine advertising incomes", as expressed to TVTelco by Patricia Tomasini, Commercial Manager of Mixplay Product and its Content, since not only 1.2 million unique users are recorded in Latin America but also new TV producing companies have been added to its platform<!--:--><!--:es-->A pesar de los m&uacute;ltiples versiones de proyectos de TV por Internet que circularon en los &uacute;ltimos meses en Latinoam&eacute;rica, "Mixplay y Terra TV somos los &uacute;nicos gratuitos que estamos ganando terreno con m&aacute;s usuarios e ingresos genuinos de publicidad", dijo a TVTelco Patricia Tomasini, Gerente Comercial, de Producto y Contenidos de Mixplay, que ya suma 1,2 millones de usuarios &uacute;nicos en Latinoam&eacute;rica y agreg&oacute; nuevas productoras de TV a su plataforma<!--:--[...]

Widevine supplies DRM to Warner Bros and Digital Latin AmericaWidevine provee DRM a Warner Bros y Digital Latin America

<!--:en-->The DRM provider Widevine Technologies launched service with Merlin Interactive, a leading digital media systems integrator in Latin America which allows consumers to securely view premium Warner Bros television content at www.wbla.com. In addition, Widevine announced yesterday its partnership with Digital Latin America to secure premium content for digital pay-TV operators throughout the region. Widevine will encrypts and watermarks content that DLA delivers to 23 countries to fulfill content owners requirements for licensing high-value videos and popular programs<!--:--><!--:es-->Widevine Technologies, proveedor de DRM, y Merlin Interactive, l&iacute;der en Am&eacute;rica Latina en integraci&oacute;n digital, lanzaron un servicio que permitir&aacute; a los consumidores acceder a contenidos Premium de Warner Bros en www.wbla.com. Adem&aacute;s, Widevine tambi&eacute;n anunci&oacute; ayer un acuerdo con Digital Latin America (DLA) para asegurar contenidos Premium de distintos operadores de TV paga digital en toda la regi&oacute;n. EL acuerdo establece que Widevine encriptar&aacute; los contenidos que DLA env&iacute;a a 23 pa&iacute;ses de la regi&oacute;n<!--:--[...]

Terra TV to have Disney's premium contentTerra TV tendrá contenido premium de Disney

<!--:en-->In line with what TVTelco Latam anticipated a month ago, The Walt Disney Company Latin America and Telef&oacute;nica's Internet portal Terra have inked an agreement to offer Disney content and other brands of the company to Terra TV users in Latin America. With this alliance, and having held broadcasting rights for the 2006 World Cup, Terra TV positions itself as the main web TV system in the Hispanic world, as more agreements are expected to be signed with media groups, which will increase its might and power even more.<!--:--><!--:es-->Tal como hab&iacute;a adelantado TVTelco Latam un mes atr&aacute;s, The Walt Disney Company Latin America y el portal de Internet Terra de Telef&oacute;nica han concluido un acuerdo para ofrecer contenidos de Disney y otras marcas de la compa&ntilde;&iacute;a a los usuarios de Terra TV en Am&eacute;rica latina. Con esta alianza, y despu&eacute;s de haber contado con los derechos de transmisi&oacute;n del mundial 2006, Terra TV se ha posicionado como el principal sistema de web TV de hispanoam&eacute;rica y se esperan m&aacute;s acuerdos con grupos de media que aumenten su poder&iacute;o<!--:--[...]

Argentine cooperative deploys Internet TVCooperativa argentina despliega Internet TV

<!--:en-->While waiting for the regulation opening that will enable operators to render IPTV services in Argentina, the Cooperativa de Tel&eacute;fonos de Pinamar (Telpin) will offer its so-called Telpin TV portal. The offer will include local news, music and general interest VOD contents (Pinamar is one of the most exclusive spa localities in the country). The cooperative is all ready to start offering IPTV services, but the current Broadcasting Law, which the Government is planning to modify, does not let any public services companies get Pay-TV licenses.<!--:--><!--:es-->Mientras espera la apertura de regulaci&oacute;n para comenzar a ofrecer IPTV en Argentina, la Cooperativa de Tel&eacute;fonos de Pinamar (Telpin) ofrecer&aacute; un portal denominado Telpin TV. La oferta girar&aacute; en torno a contenidos VOD de noticias locales (Pinamar es una de las localidades balnearias m&aacute;s exclusivas del pa&iacute;s), m&uacute;sica e inter&eacute;s general. La cooperativa tiene todo listo para comenzar con su oferta de IPTV, pero la Ley de Radiodifusi&oacute;n actual, que el Gobierno pretende modificar, impide a todas las empresas de servicios p&uacute;blicos acceder a licencias de TV paga. <!--:--[...]

Oi wants iG to be its multimedia production center Oi quiere que iG sea su centro de producción multimedia

<!--:en-->iG portal, which Brazil Telecom bought from Telemar (Oi) in 2004, returns to Oi after the Rio de Janeiro-based incumbent company's recent acquisition. iG had become one of the main content providers for Brazil Telecom's VOD through IPTV Videon service, and now Oi wants to turn it into a multimedia production center for the whole group of companies. <!--:--><!--:es-->El portal iG, que Brasil Telecom le compr&oacute; en 2004 a Telemar (Oi), vuelve a ser parte de Oi tras la reciente adquisici&oacute;n de Brasil Telecom por la incumbente basada en Rio de Janeiro. iG se hab&iacute;a tornado uno de los principales proveedores de contenido para el servicio Videon de VOD mediante IPTV de Brasil Telecom, y ahora Oi quiere convertirla en centro de producci&oacute;n multimedia para todo el grupo de empresas.<!--:--[...]

Mixplay gets on Internet TV waveMixplay sube con la ola de Internet TV

<!--:en-->Claxson's Internet video portal, Mixplay announced having captured over a million users since March 2007 until year end, most of which account for Argentine, Mexican and Chilean users. Likewise, brands utilize its platform to create their own channels. Mixplay combines monthly fee, pay per view and free with advertising income models. Besides, Claxson offers its own and thrid parties' content with its ISPs platform, CATV and telecommunication operators<!--:--><!--:es-->El portal de v&iacute;deos por Internet Mixplay, de Claxson, declar&oacute; haber conseguido m&aacute;s de un mill&oacute;n de usuarios desde que comenz&oacute; en marzo de 2007 hasta fin del a&ntilde;o, la mayor&iacute;a de ellos de Argentina, M&eacute;xico y Chile. Adem&aacute;s, las marcas utilizan su plataforma para crear canales propios. Mixplay combina modelos de abono, de pay per view, y gratuitos con ingresos publicitarios. Adem&aacute;s, Claxson brinda contenido propio y de terceros con su plataforma a ISPs, operadores de CATV y de telecomunicaciones<!--:--[...]