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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 [...]

Millicom finishes its Telefonica’s acquisition in Nicaragua

Millicom announced that it has completed the acquisition of Telefónica Nicaragua mobile operations, the first of the three subsidiaries of the Spanish company that it bought last February together with the Panamanian and Costa Rican ones. The transaction was valued at USD 437 million With the acquisition, Tigo is adding about 4 million customers to [...]

Uruguay leads anime audience in Latin America

The OTT Crunchyroll, the biggest anime market referent with more than one million subscribers,  published a 10 countries list that represented animes contents largest audience during the last days of March worldwide. Uruguay was the major anime consumer in Latin America, although the number of subscribers in each country was not posted. In Latin America, [...]

Telefonica sells its subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama to Millicom

Telefónica agreed with Millicom to sell its subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. As reported by the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), the operations amount is USD 1,650 million, of which USD 570,9 million correspond to Telefónica Costa Rica, USD 650,4 million to Telefónica Panamá, and USD 430 , 2 million to Telefónica Nicaragua. [...]

Weather Channel OTT Spanish version to launch in 2020

US Entertainment Studios plans to launch the OTT The Weather Channel in Spanish in the first quarter 2020, with Spanish-speaking reporters who will forecast weather conditions in the US and other countries such as Puerto Rico, Mexico and others from Central America, according to what the company officially reported. OTT will use all The Weather [...]

Honduras gets ready for analogic blackout in 2020

Honduran analog blackout will take place next January 1st, 2020, as established by Telecommunications National Commision (Conatel), but Honduras has been working on it since October 2013, warning TV companies to begin TDT migration process. Currently, from the 431 Honduran broadcasters, 223 had made the migration, and the other 198 still have to complete it. [...]

America Movil acquires Telefonica Guatemala and El Salvador

America Movil announced that it has acquired 100% of Movistar Guatemala and has entered into an agreement to acquire 99.3% of Movistar El Salvador, including . The acquired companies provide mobile and fixed telecommunications, including voice, data and Pay TV, adding only 15,000 DTH subs both operators. Telefonica Guatemalas acquisition has been completed, while the [...]

Telefonica advances with Central American operations sale

Telefónica is holding negotiations to sell its businesses in Central America. The company’s subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Mexico are added to those of Guatemala and El Salvador, for which it had already begun conversations. According to the company’s official report, it is “in a negotiation process for its Central American assets sale, [...]

Several companies interested in Telefónica’s business in Central America

According to the Spanish newspaper El Economista, which cites sources familiar with the matter, Millicom, AT&T and Liberty Latin America are among the groups interested in acquiring Telefónica’s business in Central America. The report also mentions Chile’s Entel, but the company denied that information. Telefónica’s operation in Central America integrates Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, [...]

Telefónica considering sale of Mexico, Central America units: report

Telefónica is considering selling off some or all of its businesses in Mexico and Central America with the aim of reducing its debt, El Economista reported ,citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, the same sources said discussions are in advanced stages, and a possible agreement could be announced in the coming [...]