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Cablevision adds Netflix to Flow in Argentina

Cablevision Flow agreed with Netflix to access the OTT through its platform. Feature is already available and is effective since last Thursday, April 18th for customers who have a Flow STB and a Netflix account. Access to the OTT can be done from a dedicated application. In addition, the new Flow remote control will have [...]

AT&T sells its Hulu’s 10% part

Hulu announced it acquired the WarnerMedias (AT&T) 10% stake in the streaming platform. The transaction was valued in USD 1,430 million. With the acquisition, Hulu becomes the owner of Disney (which concentrates a 60% after formalizing the merger with Fox) and Comcast / NBCUniversal (30%). The sale of AT&T shares made Hulu to be valued [...]

Salvadoran Government delivers free STBs to move towards DTT

According to statistical reports developed by the Salvadoran Consumer Protection, more than 65% of TVs in that market are available to receive the digital coverage. El Salvador began its transition to DTT at the end of 2018, and, up to now, only Channel 10 -owned by the State- has access to it. Ricardo Salazar, Consumer [...]

Disney+ to be launched next November 12th and will cost USD 7 monthly

The Walt Disney Company officially announced that its OTT Disney + will be launched next November 12th in the US. The subscription will cost USD 7 monthly and, according to the company, after the debut in the US, Disney + will expand itself globally in a fast way, with plans to be in all the [...]

Personal launches Flow in Paraguay

Pay-TV operator Personal (Telecom) launched Flow in Paraguay, an IPTV service with new features that allow subscribers to watch live TV, series, movies and premieres from any device and anywhere. It is an OTT that includes more than a hundred channels and more than 90 in HD, and above 6,500 on demand content. Into the [...]

EBC joins TV Brazil and NBR programming on Nova TV

Alexandre Graziani,  Brazil Communication Companys President (EBC), approved an ordinance to unify TV Brasil and NBR programming on Nova TV Brasil. equipment, resources, media and facilities integration has already been done, and contents produced by NBR have been added too. Vancarlos Alves, TV Brazils Executive Manager, expressed himself about the new programming and explained that [...]

Facebook and Fox Sports extend Libertadores Cup’s broadcast

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and Facebook agreed to extend from 28 to 46 Copa Libertadores matches broadcast for free by the OTT Facebook Watch, in the Spanish-speaking countries that are taking part in the competition. Fox Sports will also air Thursday’s matches, which had been acquired by Facebook. Partnership between the companies establishes [...]

Telefonica to produce original series in Latin America

Telefonica announced it will produce original fiction series in Latin America. According to the company, the first three are being pre produced  in Colombia and Peru, and the first releases will be made during the second half of the year. The content will be available on Movistar Series, Movistar TV and Movistar Play. The offer [...]

Procon notifies Brazilian pay TV operators about football broadcasts in PPV

Consumer Protection and Defense Foundation (Procon), based in San Pablo, Brazil, notified Pay TV operators Claro, Sky, Vivo, Oi and Tim to clarify their subscribers modalities under which they will offer Brazilian Football Championship  broadcastings packages on pay-per-view (PPV). These content generated a USD 27 billion profit in 2018. Procon questioned Brazilian operators about the [...]

AT&T and Time Warner evaluate to remove pay TV channels in Brazil

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) and National Film Agency (Ancine) will have to decide in the second half of the year on the acquisition of Time Warner (today Warner Media) by AT&T. If the decision is that AT & T can not own HBO, Turner (TNT and CNN) and Sky at the same time, one [...]