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New OTT service to launch in Mexico

The new streaming platform Sportflix, which will allow access to live sports, will be available in Mexico in August. According to information on its website, the service offers three subscription plans and it has already opened a pre-registration period. This initiative emerged from the personal experience of its creator, the entrepreneur Matías Said. “I’m very [...]

Five large groups make up for two thirds of Latin American pay TV

According to Dataxis’ latest quarterly research (Q1 2017), the top five groups of pay TV operators (America Movil, AT&T, Televisa Group, Telefonica Group and Clarín Group) account for almost two-thirds of the market. The top three capitalizes on more than half of the market. The leader, America Movil, gathers one fifth of the subscribers of [...]

Illegal access to pay TV reached 11.8 million households in Latam in 2016

According to Dataxis research, pay TV piracy reached 7% of TV households in Latin America, with 11.8 million consumers. Total illegal access to pay TV could be positioned as the third largest player on the market, behind América Móvil and DirecTV. However, Dataxis predicts that piracy will maintain a slight downward trend in the future. [...]

SKY Brasil to bring DirecTV Now model in 2018

SKY Brasil’s President, Luiz Eduardo Baptista, said in an interview with Folha de S.Paulo newspaper that AT&T’s DirecTV Now service will be coming to Brazil next year. This way, the OTT pay TV platform -currently available in the United States- serves as a model for the product that SKY Brasil plans to launch in the country. [...]

Claro Video adds HBO in Mexico

Mexican streaming service Claro Video announced that it has added HBO programming to its platform. Users can subscribe to HBO through Claro Video for MX$ 149 (USD 8.5) after a free month trial. The launch of HBO contents on the Mexican service was announced last Friday, July 14, just before the season premiere of HBO’s [...]

Fiber connection in Latin America reached 10% of broadband market in Q117

According to latest research conducted by Dataxis, fixed broadband connections for Latin America in the first quarter of 2017 reached 68.11 million. The market recorded an increase of 5.9% from Q1 2016 and reached 35.8% household penetration. In the first quarter of 2017, DSL technology still dominates with 51.5% of the market and is the [...]

Mexicos Axtel launches streaming service

Mexican telecommunications company Axtel announced the launch of its OTT platform Axtel Play, which allows access to subscription services HBO GO, FOX Premium and Crackle. The new platform is available to any Internet user, through connected devices, without the need to subscribe Axtel pay TV or other service. Prices vary depending on the service selected. [...]

DirecTV prepares for 2018 World Cup

Guillermo Barreto, AVP Sports Content, DirecTV Latin America, spoke to NexTV News Latam about the live coverage that DirecTV Sports will offer of all 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The DTH operator has broadcast the event since 1998.   -How will the coverage be for the 2018 World Cup? We [...]

Integrating multiple OTTs in a single interface means simplifying the user experience

In an interview during the conference NexTV Series South America, Gonzalo Hita, COO of Cablevisión, Argentina’s largest pay TV operator, spoke about Flow’s main features and the possibility of integrating OTT services. Video streaming platforms are gaining more relevance in the market. During his participation in a ‘One to One’ session held in the event [...]