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“Brands want to advertise on TV like they do on Facebook and Google”

Prior to his participation in NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, Cyprien Grau, COO & Co-founder of Decidata, spoke in an interview with NexTV News Latam about the companys solutions and new projects, and offered his vision on programmatic TV and the advertising market in the region. Founded in 2016, Decidata is a technology company [...]

Telefónica signs deal to offer Amazon Prime Video in Brazil

Brazilian telecommunications company Vivo (Telefónica) announced that it has signed an agreement with Amazon to offer Prime Video as an additional service. As part of the deal, the operator’s fixed and mobile customers will gain free access to the platform for three months. In addition, subscription can be paid through Vivo bill. “With this launch, [...]

Hollywood studios and OTT services score victory in piracy case

TickBox TV, a manufacturer of streaming TV devices, agreed to pay USD 25 million to settle a lawsuit from major Hollywood studios and OTT services, which accused the company of facilitate copyright infringement. TickBox also agreed to stop providing software that allows users to access pirated content, and to disable any such software within 24 [...]

Movistar launches eSports channel in Latin America

Movistar Play has launched in Latin America Movistar eSports, a new channel focused on the gaming universe with live and on demand League of Legends (LoL) professional tournaments. It is initially available in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Soon, it will reach Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay, the company [...]

DirecTV becomes Chile’s second pay TV operator

According to Q218 data from Chile’s Subsecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), the pay TV market reached 3.35 million subscribers, up 3.8% from previous year. VTR remains as leader, followed by DirecTV, which moved Movistar to the third place. At the end of Q218, DirecTV reported 690,184 subscribers (+10.2% YoY) and 20.6% of market share, while Movistar [...]

Brazil’s Oi expands FTTH network to 21 cities

Brazilian telecommunication company Oi announced the expansion of its fiber optic service to 21 new cities in the country during September. The operator is using its transport network to accelerate the launch of the product. Oi Fibra service offers speeds of up to 200 mbps and bundles with IPTV and VoiP. So far, the company [...]

Fox gets Roja Directa site blocked in Peru

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Latin America announced that it obtained the support of the Peruvian authorities, who issued a precautionary measure blocking access to “Roja Directa” site, which illegally offer access to sports broadcasts. The Peruvian administrative authority for the defense of Intellectual Property, through its Copyright Commission (Indecopi), issued the precautionary measure following a [...]

Mediapro to handle production and distribution of main soccer competitions in South America

Spain’s Mediapro Group announced that it has been selected by the South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) for the creation of a HUB that will manage integration, production and distribution of the international TV broadcast of its three main competitions: the Copa Libertadores, the Copa Sudamericana and the Recopa. The company said the facility will receive [...]

Telefónica to offer NFL games on mobile devices

Telefónica, which operates under the Vivo brand in Brazil, has reached an agreement with NFL for the distribution of the leagues direct-to-consumer digital service, NFL Game Pass, to mobile customers. The monthly subscription costs R$ 29.99 (USD 7.3). The telecom company said the Season Plus package enables subscribers to stream all 2018 NFL preseason, regular [...]