Tag Archives: caribbean

HBO Go is also available on Samsung Smart TVs

After HBO announced on March 20th that its OTT HBO Go is available on LG’s Smart TVs, the company reported that since last Monday, HBO Go customers will be able to access the HBO content catalog directly on Samsung Smart TVsthroughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The offer is available for Tizen technology models, launched [...]

TVs from Panama must be sold with tuners for digital TV

Panamanian Public Services National Authority (ASEP)  reported that since April 1st all economic agents that market TVs in the country must sell them with the digital TV or DVB-T tuner incorporated, so that they can receive digital broadcasts. Panama, Colombia and some Caribbean territories have chosen this European standard for DTT. The only exception to [...]

Liberty Latin America acquires 87.5% of UTS

Liberty Latin America entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 87.5% of United Telecommunication Services (UTS), which provides fixed and mobile services to several Caribbean nations. The transaction was made on a cash and debt-free basis, and valued at USD 189 million. The agreement to acquire represents all shares held in UTS by the Government [...]

Netflix to cancel free trial month in Latin American, Caribbean and European countries

Netflix ended its one-month free offer for new subscribers in several Latin American, Caribbean and European countries  Those affected by the measure are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba,  Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, according to the official Netflix help page. The OTT did not make this modification in [...]

Unbrossa selects Eutelsat to launch DTH in the Caribbean

Unbrossa (Unique Broadcasting Service) has signed a multiyear, multi-transponder agreement with Eutelsat Americas for the launch of its new low-cost DTH platform for the Caribbean, called Play. The company booked capacity on the Eutelsat 117 West B satellite. Play will offer over 125 channels, including 25 in HD. It is scheduled to launch in spring [...]

Flow signs Caribbean soccer TV deal

Flow Sports has signed a multi-year deal with the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) to broadcast multiple confederation championships. Under the deal, the sports network secured English-language rights across its Caribbean footprint for the upcoming editions of the Concacaf Champions League, the Concacaf League, and the newly-launched Flow Caribbean Club [...]

Facebook, Cisneros expand partnership in Latin America

Cisneros Interactive, a digital advertising division of Cisneros, announced that it has become the official reseller of Facebook in Central America, the Caribbean, and Uruguay, expanding their strategic alliance in Latin America. Under this new deal, Cisneros Interactive will start providing services to Facebook customers in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Panama, Puerto Rico [...]

Liberty Global strengthens its Latin American & Caribbean operation

Liberty Global announced that Balan Nair will assume the position of president and CEO of its Latin American and Caribbean operation (LiLAC) once the split-off from Liberty Global occurs, which is expected around the end of the year. Currently, Nair is Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of the company and he will remain in this [...]

Digicel goes for 4K in the Caribbean together with Huawei

The telecommunications operator of the Caribbean Digicel gave its first step towards transmissions in 4k. Using the technology provided by Huawei, it broadcasted in this quality from its headquarters located in Kingston, Jamaica. The main media in the region were invited to demonstration. Thanks to the power of our fiber network and hybrid TV platform, [...]