Monthly Archives: July 2020

Smart TVs must include DTV Play technology from 2021 in Brazil

Starting in 2021, smart TVs made in Brazil must feature the DTV-Play technology (Profile D of the Ginga middleware). As reported by the Asociacion Brasileña de Emisoras de Radio y Television (ABERT), the tool will be gradually implemented between 2021 and 2023, and will enable more interaction ways between audiences and the content  aired on [...]

Amazon Prime Video integra títulos de Canal 13 de Chile

Canal 13 de Chile anunció oficialmente este miércoles un acuerdo con Amazon Prime Video a través de Comarex, su agente internacional de ventas. El acuerdo confirma la llegada de ocho series del canal de TV abierta al OTT para América Latina, sin incluir a Brasil. Entre las series incluídas están Los 80, Brujas; Preciosas; Papi [...]

Amazon adds Chilean Canal 13 titles on Prime Video

Canal 13 (Chile) officially announced an agreement with Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday through Comarex, its international sales agent. The agreement confirms the arrival of eight series from the FTA TV channel to the OTT in Latin America, not including Brazil. The series included are Los 80, Brujas; Preciosas; Papi Ricky; Chipe Libre; Vida por [...]

Sky Brasil suma tres nuevas afiliadas de Globo en el estado de Paraná

El operador de TV paga brasileño Sky (AT&T) anunció que sumó a su grilla tres nuevas emisoras del Estado de Paraná afiliadas del canal de TV Abierta Globo y, además, expandió la cobertura de un canal afiliado del mismo estado, que ya estaba incluido en la grilla de programación de otras ciudades. Las nuevas señales [...]

Sky Brazil adds three new Globo affiliate channels in Parana

Brazilian pay TV operator Sky (AT&T) announced that it has added three new channels from the Parana State affiliated of the FTA TV channel Globo, and has also expanded the coverage of an affiliated channel from the same state, which was already included in the programming grid of other cities. The new channels are RPC [...]

Telkom to replace its copper local broadband infrastructure with fibre-to-the-home in South Africa

Telkom is planning to transition its subscribers from copper-based internet to fibre technology in all fibre-ready regions South Africa. The company explained that this change would definitely enhance speeds, lessen maintenance costs and fix the issue of copper cable theft. The Director of Product Development and Management of Telkom, Steven White, stated, Fibre is a [...]

Israeli broadcaster Yes partners with Synamedia to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency breakthrough

Synamedia, the video software provider has announced that Yes, the pay-TV subsidiary of Israeli telco, Bezeq, is deploying Synamedias end-to-end video network portfolio to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency for its cloud-based, internet-only TV services. Yes believes it will be the first operator in the world to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency. Yes chose Synamedia as it is the [...]

StarTimes bags UEFA Nations League broadcast rights for Sub-Saharan Africa

Pay television operator StarTimes has secured the broadcast rights for the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League that will begin on 3rd September. StarTimes has seized transmission rights across all media platforms including its self-produced sports channels as well as on StarTimes ON streaming platform in all countries across sub-Saharan Africa, apart from South Africa. The Regional Marketing Director of [...]

Claro lanzará streaming box con acceso a canales de TV y OTTs en Brasil

La compañía brasileña Claro (América Móvil) anunció que se encuentra próxima a lanzar un nuevo STB, el cual se denominará Claro Streaming Box. La información fue dada a conocer por varios websites especializados brasileños, entre los que se encuentra Tecnoblog, el cual tuvo acceso al manual de usuario del nuevo producto, cuya fabricación pertenece a [...]

Claro to launch streaming box with access to TV channels and OTTs in Brazil

The Brazilian company Claro (America Móvil) announced that it is about to launching a new STB, which will be called Claro Streaming Box. The information was published on several specialized Brazilian websites, including Tecnoblog, which had access to the user manual for the new product, which was manufactured by Sagemcom. According to Tecnoblog, the new [...]