Category Archives: Pay TV

Megacable increases Xview’s subscribers base and reports more internet than video clients in Q4 2020

Como parte de la presentación de sus resultados trimestrales del Q4 2020, el holding mexicano Megacable registró casi 1,16 millones de suscriptores a Xview, su SVOD OTT, recientemente relanzado. De acuerdo al reporte de Megacable, la plataforma registró un crecimiento del 39,9% (330 mil adiciones netas) en relación al Q4 2019, mientras que, en relación [...]

WarnerMedia and SBT to share UEFA Champions League’s TV rights in Brazil until 2024

After Facebook announced its decision to stop broadcasting the UEFA Champions League and the Copa Libertadores in Latin America, different specialized websites in Brazil reported that WarnerMedia (AT&T), together with the FTA TV channel SBT, will be in charge of broadcasting. the most important European football league in Brazil until 2024. According to the information [...]

OSN collaborates with Be-Entertainment to produce ‘The Way Out’

Middle Eastern broadcaster OSN will produce a local version of Belgian escape room-themed format The Way Out. Initially produced by Be-Entertainment for Belgiums VTM, The Way Out sends two celebrity duos into two identical rooms full of mysteries to be solved. The two celebrity must resolve the mysteries by decrypting codes and clues in order [...]

OSN partners with TVbeat in MENA

OSN has announced a strategic collaboration with TVbeat Inc, to operate its TV SaaS Framework services, in a step that will reinforce OSNs position as a data-driven network and allow it to better address shifting viewership behavior and trends in the MENA region. In collaborating with OSN, TVbeat will streamline set-top box viewership and demographic [...]

beIN MEDIA GROUP rolls out new UI, channels and subscriber packages for MENA

beIN MEDIA GROUP has introduced upgraded packages, new channels and a facelift for its STB user interface in MENA.  The new packages accessible across the MENA region will offer subscribers with additional benefits, and replace the existing basic, entertainment, sports, premium and elite tiers.  The new tiers include the Together package, which offers 70 channels [...]

Brazilian Campeonato Carioca launches with a combined premium pay TV, FTA TV and OTT model

The Rio de Janeiros Football Federation, located in Brazil (FERJ), is launching new models to broadcast the Campeonato Carioca, a professional football league whose 2021 edition began this week and brings together the main clubs in Rio de Janeiro. The competition can be watched both via OTT, as well as on pay TV and FTA [...]

Did America Movil find the key to make OTT pay TV grow?

The growth observed in OTT pay TV remains slow in Latin America. As reported by Dataxis, at the end of 2020, this technology represents almost 1.3 million subscribers; barely 2% of the pay TV market. A review of DirecTV, Telefonica and America Movil strategies shows the different strategies implemented to change this static situation. Low [...]

Sky makes more than 200 Globo’s on demand titles available on Sky Play in Brazil

Brazilian pay TV operator Sky (AT&T) has recently announced that it has run an agreement with the Globo Group to make a new offer available with more than 200 on-demand content from its channels on the platform. The initiative takes place almost at the same time that the Globo Group has announced a new package [...]