Tag Archives: Latin America

2btube bought Ecuadorian Touché Films and moves towards OTT

Spanish media group 2btube, acquired a majority stake in Touché Films, Ecuadorian comedy sketches Enchufe.tv producer, with the aim of increasing its volume of production, distribution and international expansion. In 2019, Touché Films will launch its first film, entitled ‘Rock n’ Rola’, which will be distributed to Latin America by Sony Pictures. In addition, it [...]

Cable TV beat DTH again in 2018

According to Dataxis market intelligence monitoring, third quarter 2018 recorded 33.8 million DTH TV subscribers in Latin America, while Cable TV reached 34.8 million. This means an irreversible trend towards the end of 2018. Cable TV,  which had lost leadership in 2014, surpassed DTH again in 2018. There are two main factors that explain this [...]

Netflix launches the first Latin American children’s musical soap opera

Go! Live por way, the first childrens soap opera in Latin America, will be available in Netflix on February 22nd. It will be the second Argentinian serie on the OTT platform.   The serie will be produced by Onceloops and Kuarzo Entertainment Argentina, and it will last 15 episodes. Leading actors will be Pilar Pascual, [...]

Fox launches new digital advertising strategy

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Latin America has launched a new digital content distribution strategy, called Fox Amplified Network (FAN), which will offer advertisers the possibility to reach new audiences and associate their brands with the Group’s Premium content through two models: FAN Player and FAN Social. FAN Player is a video player owned by FNG [...]

IVC Networks now available on DirecTV Latin America

Pay TV channel IVC Networks announced that it is now available on DirecTVs programming lineup for Latin America and the Caribbean. IVC is an international channel in Spanish, aimed at young audiences with contents of entertainment, sports, music and cinema. In addition, it has its own studios and equipment, so it has a variety of [...]

Disney reorganizes international business unit

Disney appointed the top executives who will head three units of the international business, once the agreement with Twenty-First Century Fox closes. Diego Lerner will continue as President of The Walt Disney Co. Latin America. In the new structure, Rebecca Campbell, current president of The Walt Disney Co. EMEA, will continue in that position and [...]

Paramount Channel announces premiere of “Killing Eve” in Latin America

“Killing Eve”, the acclaimed BBC America thriller, with two Golden Globe nominations, will release on Paramount Channel in February 2019, the company announced. It will be available, exclusively, in the Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America. The series is written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on Luke Jennings novels. It is starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer [...]

DirecTV acquires Copa Sudamericana rights

DirecTV Latin America has acquired rights to broadcast the Copa Sudamericana and the Recopa in Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean for the period 2019-2022. The operator was selected in “an open and competitive bidding process that included the participation several bidders,” said the South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol). DirecTV reported that in Paraguay and [...]

Nuevo presidente en DirecTV Latin America

Manuel Abelleyra fue designado presidente de DirecTV Latin America, una nueva unidad organizacional de Vrio Corp. a partir de octubre de 2018. Anteriormente, el directivo estuvo a cargo de la operación en Argentina y de la Región Sur. Abelleyra será responsable de las operaciones y de liderar los equipos de management de Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, [...]

Telefonica expands FTTH and focuses on IPTV

In its third quarter report, Telefónica highlighted the growth of its FTTH network in markets such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, where the strategy is to continue with the fiber deployment for Ultra Broadband and IPTV/OTT services. The total pay TV base in Latin America reached 4.8 million. In Argentina, retail broadband accesses decreased [...]