Monthly Archives: May 2020

UOL enters the OTT market with UOL Play

The Brazilian company UOL (Grupo Folha) announced its debut into the OTT market through the launch of UOL Play, its new SVOD platform. The company selected Watch Brazil as a technology partner and platform to support its new product. Access to UOL Play content can be done through its web version, apart from devices available [...]

Zapping TV incorpora canales de Discovery a su catálogo

El pay TV OTT chileno Zapping TV anunció la incorporación de tres nuevos canales de Discovery a su catálogo de contenidos. Discovery Theater (basado en contenidos de ciencia y cultura); Discovery World (con series y documentales) y Discovery Science (con programación que cubre aspectos relacionados a la ciencia), ya están disponibles en la plataforma. Lanzamos [...]

Zapping TV adds Discovery channels to its catalog

Chilean pay TV OTT Zapping TV announced it is adding three new Discovery channels to its content catalog. Discovery Theater (based on science and culture content); Discovery World (with series and documentaries) and Discovery Science (with programming that covers topics related to science), are now available on the platform. We launched these channels at a [...]

Millicom rescinde contrato de compra de Telefónica en Costa Rica

Millicom anunció oficialmente el 2 de mayo pasado su decisión de rescindir el contrato de compra de las operaciones de Telefónica en Costa Rica, valorado en USD 570 millones y alcanzado el 20 de febrero de 2019. La empresa justificó su determinación en base a que, según el contrato acordado con Telefónica, en caso de [...]

Millicom cancels Telefonica’s operations acquisition agreement in Costa Rica

Millicom officially reported last May 2nd its decision to cancel Telefonicas operations acquisition agreement in Costa Rica, valued at USD 570 million and reached on February 20th, 2019. The company justified its determination supporting that, according to the agreement ran with Telefonica, in case of finding pending issues on the required regulatory conditions, as of [...]

Canal + regroups African personalities for the Africa at Home concert “Together against the Corona”

In this situation of unprecedented global health emergency, Canal +, A + and Universal Music Africa engage together in the fight led by the World Health Organization against the Coronavirus will organize an exceptional event Africa at Home: Together against the Corona on May 16. From Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroon, via the Democratic Republic of [...]

Netflix to premiere second African original series ‘Blood & Water’

The streaming giant, Netflix is cashing in on a confined home audience, even in Africa with the lockdown around the world. By offering more international content on its platform, Netflix has decided to make Africa a new hub by producing original content. Last February, Netflix introduced its first African original series, Queen Sono, a South African [...]

SABC rolls out new educational channel in SA

The new TV channel called SABC Education will go live today and will initially be accessible on YouTube and digital terrestrial television.  The Group CEO, Madoda Mxakwe, specified that the introduction of the channel is timely as the nation needs these interventions to fill gaps that have been created by Covid-19 related adjustments.  “In particular, [...]