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Argentine telcos near DTH approval decision

In a meeting with journalists held during Jornadas Internacionales 2017, Miguel de Godoy, head of the National Entity for Communications (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, Enacom), said that it is “very likely” that the government will give telephone companies the approval to offer pay TV using DTH technology. Currently, telecom companies are allowed to provide pay [...]

Megacable’s Xview reaches 87,000 subscribers in Mexico

Megacable CEO Enrique Yamuni spoke to NexTV News Latam about the strategy and next steps of Xview, the companys next-generation multi-screen service with linear TV and On Demand content that has already reached 87,000 subscribers. – What opportunities did you see in the market when launching Xview? Megacable recognizes that content consumption habits are changing, [...]

New soccer streaming service launches in Chile

The new soccer streaming service Fanatiz was launched in Chile this week with an offer that includes live matches, in HD, of leagues from Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Chile. The monthly subscription costs USD 14.99 but currently has a promotional value of USD 9.99, after 14 days of free trial. The service has global reach [...]

FOX signs new agreements, prepares to expand reach of its SVOD platform in Mexico

Before his participation in the next edition of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, the leading conference organized by Dataxis, Federico Alamán, SVP & Country Manager in Mexico of FOX Networks Group Latin America, spoke with NexTV News Latam about the FOX APP & TV streaming platform, which will expand its reach as standalone SVOD [...]

Nagra brings OpenTV Signature, its new UX, to Latam

Nagras new cloud-based platform for pay TV operators replaces the traditional OpenTV middleware and integrates linear and non-linear content into both the EPG and the mosaic vision. Powered with analytics, it always suggests the next thing to watch, it can be navigated by voice and it is pre-integrated on 4K-ready STBs by SmartDTV. According to Dataxis, [...]

Facebook to spend up to USD 1 billion on original TV content

According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook could spend next year as much as USD 1 billion on original content for its new video platform Watch, according to people familiar with matter. The figure, could fluctuate based on the success of Facebooks programming, said the report. A few weeks ago, the US newspaper also reported [...]

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 [...]

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; [...]