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Telecentro revamps its TV Everywhere platform

Argentine operator Telecentro has launched an evolution of its TV Everywhere platform, Telecentro Play. The service now integrates new features in the set-top box, as well as the possibility of watching linear live TV on mobile devices. The new application is available free for HD clients. For other TV clients, the monthly price is AR$ [...]

Netflix reached 125 million subscribers in Q118

Netflix added 7.4 million subscribers in Q118 (including courtesy accounts), more than the 6.3 million expected by analysts. The service reached 125 million members worldwide (118.9 million are paid accounts). In the United States, Netflix added 1.9 million members and reached 56.7 million (55.1 million paid accounts). In the international market, it added 5.5 million [...]

Latin America SVOD OTT subscribers reached 18.2 million in 2017

According to Dataxis latest research, as at 2017, Latin America reached 18.2 million of active paid account subscribed to a Video on Demand OTT service (S-VoD). This means an annual increase of 29.8%. Such volume is equal to 25.2% of the total fixed broadband accesses, which indicates it has more room to growth. Netflix remains [...]

NexTV Series Argentina: Technology leaders to analyze the future of TV

Key technology executives will gather in the next edition of NexTV Series Argentina, on May 16 and 17 in Buenos Aires, to discuss the new emerging technology trends that will mark the future of the industry. The new video consumption habits require new strategies to meet the increase demand on multiple screens. NexTV Series Argentina [...]

IFT denies Telmex license to offer pay TV in Mexico

Telmex asked the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) for a license to offer pay TV in Mexico since the company will carry out its functional separation, as it was requested by the regulator. However, the IFT denied that request, according to El Universal. In its separation plan, the company requested that the regulator “confirm the [...]

Telefónica selects Ericsson to power its TV services in Latin America

Ericsson announced that it has been selected by Telefónica to power a range of advanced TV services in 13 countries in Latin America. As part of the three year deal, Telefónica will be able to launch seven-day catch up and time shift services to subscribers across the region. Ericsson’s solution will be rolled out in [...]

DirecTV to offer FIFA World Cup matches in virtual reality

DirecTV announced that it will offer, for the first time, the 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in Virtual Reality (VR). The technology will be available to prepaid and postpaid clients in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Subscribers will be able to access the games through the DirecTV Sports [...]

Linear OTT pay TV subs in U.S reached 6 million

According to Dataxis, linear OTT pay TV continue to add subscribers in the United States. At the end of 2017, the subscriber base reached 5.96 million, up 21.9% compared to the previous quarter. Sling TV and DirecTV Now, which belong to traditional pay TV operators, dominated 57% of market share. Right behind were Playstation Vue [...]