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Argentinas Supercanal announces new owners

Supercanal, one of the main pay TV operators in Argentina, announced that it was acquired by CVI Austral LLP, a conglomerate controlled by an investment group with strong focus in “technology and telecommunications projects”, headed by Carlos Joost Newbery. Supercanal was founded by Daniel Vila in 1985 and was the telecommunications arm of Grupo América, [...]

Netflix adds fewer subscribers than expected in Q2

Netflix added 5.2 million new members in the second quarter, one million less than expected by the company. “We had a strong but not stellar Q2,” the streaming giant said in its quarterly report. The total base reached 130.1 million members (including courtesy accounts). In the United States, Netflix added 670,000 members and reached 57.4 [...]

Latam Pay TV subscriptions fall for sixth consecutive quarter

According to Dataxis, as at Q1 2018 Pay TV in Latin America reached 71.4 million subscribers, which represents a drop of around 0.1% compared to the end of 2017. Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico were the markets that recorded the highest loss of subscribers. This way, the regional pay TV sector registered its sixth straight quarterly [...]

U.S. Justice Department to appeal approval of AT&T-Time Warner merger

The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday last week that it will appeal the AT&T-Time Warner merger approval. The deal was completed on June 14. In a statement, David McAtee, AT&T General Counsel said, the Courts decision could hardly have been more thorough, fact-based, and well-reasoned. While the losing party in litigation always has the [...]

Amazon Prime Video to invest more in Mexico

Amazon Prime Video wants to continue growing in Mexico, which is “an ideal market for streaming”, said Marco Nobili, the platforms director in the country, to newspaper Milenio. In this context, the service will continue investing in new local contents. The first original production of the platform in the country was “Diablo Guardián”, which debuted [...]

Televisa considering spinning off units

Televisa said that it was still considering whether to keep the company without changes or to spin off some divisions, particularly its Cable TV unit. The Mexican broadcaster will finish its review this year. This was announced by Alfonso de Angoitia, Co- Chief Executive Officer of Televisa in an analyst conference call on Tuesday. According [...]

Netflix tests new Ultra plan in Mexico

Netflix is testing the new ‘Ultra’ plan in Mexico, which had been introduced in Europa a few days ago. It is an option that adds HDR content and allow users to have access to four simultaneous streams. According to local media, the plan appears among the options for new subscribers. Ultra is a fourth more [...]

Latin America to reach 91.1 million fixed broadband accesses in 2023

Dataxis latest research revealed that almost 20 million new fixed broadband accesses will be added within the next five years. Consequently, the penetration of the service in 2023 will reach 46% of households. Dataxis notes that very high-speed broadband options have already gained critical mass. In 2017 they represented 36% of the accesses and it [...]

Chile strikes major blow against piracy

Chiles Crime Investigation Brigade of Intellectual Property arrested at least 10 people that were illegally delivering content from pay TV programmers. The operation is considered one of the most important in the region in the battle against piracy. The Chilean authorities carried out this action based on a criminal complaint filed in 2017 by Fox [...]

Argentine Senate gives preliminary approval to “short” telecommunications law

The Argentine Senate gave preliminary approval to the bill for the Promotion of ICT Infrastructure and Competition, known as the “short law”, which allows telecommunications companies to provide DTH, among other points. The initiative now goes to the Chamber of Deputies. The project – sent to the Senate by the Executive Power – had begun [...]