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Netflix to increase its subscription prices in Mexico and Brazil

Netflix informed that it will modify its monthly subscriptions rate to all its clients in Mexico and Brazil. Both countries had not been affected by increases in the OTT subscriptions that were announced in more than 40  Latin American countries and the United States. New prices are ruled from Thursday, March 14th. According to what [...]

Brazil discusses on VOD and pay TV regulations between 2019 and 2020

Brazilian National Film Agency (Ancine) published on the Oficial Union Newspaper the regulatory agenda of strategic issues that will be reviewed between 2019 and 2020. According to the entity, the document is a result from an internal  agencys areas and Brazilian society consulting process. The document foresees to regulate VOD segment, where it will focus [...]

DAZN arrives at Latin America with a new sponsorship model

DAZN Group announced significant changes in its structure.  In the Latin American Spanish market, where DAZN was not launched as an OTT yet, it created an innovative off-the-shelf network called DAZN +. In addition, the sports platform VOD ePlayer was renamed, and its new denomination is DAZN Player. This is a decisive moment for DAZN, [...]

DTV Play improves Smart TVs in Brazil

Brazilian Digital Terrestrial TV System (SBTVD), responsible for DTT development in Brazil, announced the launching of DTV Play latest version, which will allow access to Smart TVs applications without leaving FTA TV content . Up to now, to watch any Internet content, clients had to leave the TV and search from the applications menu the [...]

IFT approves Disney-Fox merger in Mexico with its sports channels sale

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) approved the agreement between Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox entertainment assets for USD 71 billion, with the condition that both companies agree to sell Fox Sports channels and programming rights in Mexico. Information was given by newspaper El Financiero, which mentions two people with knowledge of the situation. Disney expects [...]

Facebook becomes criticized in Argentina for Libertadores Cup broadcasting

In the OTT Facebook Watch Libertadores Cup broadcastings debut,  social network received several complaints about the poor quality of the images. Football match between the Argentine team Huracán and the Brazilian Cruzeiro was the first to be broadcast under this modality. Watchers main complaints were focused on contents poor quality and the constant interruptions during [...]

Viacom develops 58 productions in Latin America

Darío Turovelzky, Global Content Director at  Viacom / Telefe, said that at present the company is working on 58 productions in pre and post production stages throughout Latin America, and has 11 studios and 14 production centers in Miami, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina, which allows it to produce content  for any region and platform, [...]

DAZN leads Brazilian YouTube sports audience

Corinthians classification to the next South American Cup step recorded 438 thousand subscribers in DAZN, according to what Brazilian news website UOL Esporte informed. OTT is planned to be available in the country from March. Racing-Corinthians football match broadcasting was carried out by DAZN  on its Facebook and YouTube channels, and surpassed the number of [...]

Tim allows paying Netflix with postpaid invoice in Brazil

Tim Brazil announced an agreement with Netflix, in which it will allow to pay the OTT account in the operators monthly invoice. The possibility is available to subscribers of the Tim Black postpaid plan -with the exception of the Express modality-. Tim is the first cell phone operator to include this offer. Net includes that [...]

Brazilian pay TV declines again in January

According to data provided by National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Brazilian pay TV recorded 17.5 million active contracts in January 2019. The number represents a 0.8% in comparison with December 2018, and rises to 3.6% compared to January last year. The only pay TV operator that showed growth between January 2018 and January 2019 was Oi, [...]