Argentine telecommunications companies Claro (America Movil), Telecom Argentina and Telecentro are featuring pay TV OTT offers, although they have not developed an open promotion of the initiative yet, as Movistar (Telefonica) and DirecTV (Grupo Werthein) do. Likewise, Telecom and Telecentro’s offers can be hired as standalone products, while Claro’s one is restricted to the company’s customers.
Up to now, the only operator that has announced the launch of its standalone offer is Telecentro, which confirmed in February that Telecentro Play, its SVOD OTT, is available to non-clients of the company. The platform, whose monthly subscription is valued at AR$ 770 (USD 8), brings together a catalog of live and on demand TV content that can be watched on up to five devices, and at the same time on up to two. The initial offer can be expanded with premium content, such as the Pack Futbol -in which the Fox Sports Premium and TNT Sports channels broadcast the Argentine Professional Football League’s matches-; Star Premium; HBO Pack and Hot Pack. Access to Telecentro Play as a standalone product can be done both from its web version, and from any device with iOS and Android operating system, by downloading the app. The monthly subscription for Telecentro’s non-customers will be debited monthly from the credit card entered.
In the case of Claro Argentina, although the company has not officially confirmed it yet, it is possible to hire Claro TV’s offer through the Clarovideo platform. The Claro TV catalog brings together more than 120 channels on up to three devices at the same time, for an AR$ 599 (USD 6) monthly subscription. For the time being, the offer is available to Claro Movil Postpago and Claro Fibra’s clients. From Claro Argentina they confirmed Nextv News Latin America that they are developing trial versions on the new offer before launching it.
In the case of Telecom Argentina, the company began offering access to the Flow platform to Fibertel customers (its internet service) through Flow Now in November 2020. Before this launch, Flow was only available to customers of Telecom’s cable TV offering, as a TV everywhere platform. Although they have not officially announced it yet, Flow Now is also available to non-customers of the company. ‘We have not announced it yet. We hope to announce it with more features in the coming months’, they reported to Nextv News Latin America from Telecom Argentina.
Gonzalo Hita, COO at Telecom Argentina, will be starring the the one-on-one session ‘Flow: what now for the next-generation pay-TV platform that changed it all?’, which will take place on Thursday, September 2nd between 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM (ART), at the coming Nextv Series South America’s virtual edition. Registration is now open, and can be done here.