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Brazil bans OTT D2C Fox+

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) issued a precautionary measure in which it request Fox to restrict Fox+, its direct to final consumer OTT. The Brazilian regulator gave Foz a 30-day period to obey the measure and, in case of not responding to it, the channel will be forced to pay a daily USD 25,800 fine, [...]

Costa Rica puts off VAT collection to foreign OTTs

Nogui Acosta, Costa Rican Finance Vice Minister, informed that the Value Added Tax (VAT) will not be charged to foreign OTTs that provide their services in the country from July 1st. Acosta anticipated that digital platforms will be taxed with VAT (valued at 13%) in the future, but it is still not defined which  OTTs [...]

Short contents OTT Quibi to be launched in 2020

The OTT Quibi (acronym from Quick Bites) will be officially launched next April 6th, 2020 in North America and, later on, it will reach the rest of the world. Subscriptions with advertising will cost USD 4.99 per month. They will last between 10 and 15 seconds and will be shown before the contents. The company [...]

Salvadoran TV channel Genteve owes more than USD 26 thousand for radioelectric spectrum use

Salvadoran Electricity and Telecommunications General Superintendency (SIGET) officially announced that the FTA TV channel Genteve debts more than USD 26 thousand for not having paid for using its radio spectrum part to the entity since October 2016. According to the agency, Genteve is a concesionare of the band range  of 560-688 MHz. According to what [...]

New Warner Media’s SVOD OTT would be launched at USD 16

Warner Medias new SVOD OTT will include the HBO, Cinemax catalog, and the original Warner Bros TV and movie offerings. According to what the US newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported, the platforms monthly subscription will cost between USD 16 and USD 17, and will be launched before the end of the year. The company [...]

Nextv Series debates pay TV through OTT in Colombia

Nextv Series Colombia 2019 will meet next June 27th at the JW Marriott Hotel in Bogota with more than 30 executives from the main TV, OTT and online video companies from Colombia and the Andean region to discuss the future of the industry. The panel OTT Pay TV and the  revolution of direct to consumer [...]

Nimo TV arrives at Brazil and continues its expansion throughout Latin America

The gaming platform Nimo TV, owned by the Chinese Huya, was launched on Wednesday in Brazil, as part of an international expansion that it is developing. Its contents are available for PCs and iOS and Android devices. We saw in Brazil an opportunity for growth. Brazilians are among the most passionate of games worldwide. Since [...]

Pluto TV to arrive at Latin America in 2020

After formalizing the launch of Paramount + in Latin America, Viacom Executive Chairman Bob Bakish announced that the Latin version of  the OTT AVOD Pluto TV will be officially launched next July 1st, with Spanish-speaking channels. The platform was acquired by Viacom in January, for USD 340 million. The launch will initially take place in [...]

HBO is now available in Belize

The Belize Cable TV Operators Association (BCTVOA) and the HBO Latin America Group ran an agreement that ables the islands pay TV operators to legally provide the channel’s catalog there for a two-year-period. Under this agreement, Belizean cable companies can now expand their catalog offer and provide authorized access to HBO, A&E, Lifetime, The History [...]

Chilevision shows the best quarterly results of the last three years

In its Q1 2019 results report, the Chilean FTA TV channel Chilevision recorded losses valued at USD 1.85 million last March. The figure meant a more thar USD 5.6 million reduction compared to this years same period. This has been the best quarter of the last Chilevisions three years. We have achieved this through a [...]