Disney and Starz team up for triple offer in Latin America

The Walt Disney Company and Starz have teamed up to offer bundle which provides consumers access to Star+, Disney+ and Starzplay in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The bundle is offered on the Disney+ and Star+ websites, providing subscriptions to all three streaming services for prices ranging from the equivalent of about […]

Brazil adopts key ATSC tech for next-gen TV standard

The Brazilian digital-terrestrial TV standards body, the Fórum Sistema Brasileiro TV Digital Terrestre (SBTVD Forum), has adopted a number of US standards body the ATSC’s technologies for its next-generation DTT standard. The ATSC hailed the decision of the SBTVD Forum to recommend to the Brazilian government several technologies proposed by it for Brazil’s next-generation terrestrial […]

Hispasat to take 100% control of Brazilian subsidiary

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has agreed to acquire from telecom group Oi/Telemar the 19.04% of its Brazilian subsidiary Hispamar Satélites that it does not already own, subject to authorisations from the Brazilian government. The move means that Hisapsat will hold 100% of Hispamar’s share capital. The Brazilian company operates the Amazonas fleet of satellites. Hisapsat […]

Brazil’s Città Telecom taps SmartLabs for OTT offering

Brazilian ISP Città Telecom has chosen technology from SmartLabs for its OTT service and mobile applications. The solution will be used by the company’s set top box customers and mobile users. SmartLabs said that Città Telecom chose it after extensive technical testing and the installation is set to be completed this month. SmartLabs said that […]

Russia’s RSCC enters Brazilian market with Romantis Brazil

Russian satellite operator RSCC has entered the Brazilian market through a partnership with service provider Romantis Brazil. The pair have started broadcasting the TV Difusora channel in the state of Maranhao in northeastern Brazil. In the urban and rural areas of the state with a population of over three million, television broadcasting is delivered via […]

Telefónica sees OTT growth offset pay TV decline

Telefónica’s TV base continued to grow in the third quarter thanked to the continued success of its OTT offerings, with its traditional cable and IPTV subscriber numbers declining. Overall, the international telco had 8.14 million pay TV customers at the end of the quarter, down 5.4% year-on-year, with a decline from 8.243 million in the […]

Watch Brasil taps Accedo for SVOD

Brazilian video-on-demand outfit Watch Brasil has tapped technology company Accedo to build, launch, and support its SVOD service. The video service is available to Watch Brasil’s Internet Service Provider clients in Brazil, enabling them to deliver video content to their customers across the region including to TVs. Watch Brasil offers subscribers a mix of content, […]

Roku launches first streaming stick for Brazil

US streaming device maker Roku has announced the launch of Roku Express in Brazil, its first for the market. Starting at BR$349.90 (€55.84), the company promises that it will turn “most traditional TVs into a better smart TV”. As per Roku’s other products, the streamlined streaming stick will connect to TVs via HDMI and offer […]

Brazilian DTH service BluTV launches on Eutelsat

Uberlândia, Minas Gerais-based Brazilian pay TV outfit 1Sat Telecomunicaçoes has launched a new DTH service, BluTV, dedicated to the Brazilian market, using capacity on the Eutelsat 65 West A satellite. BluTV’s basic offer will include over 100 Brazilian and international channels spanning films, series, sports, lifestyle, culture and news, broadcast in a mix of standard […]

Telefónica sees pay TV fall and OTT rise as it commits to full fibre coverage

Telefónica has posted Q2 numbers that saw its global pay TV base decline by 6% year-on-year to 8.243 million. The telco did however grow its OTT TV base, up 26% year-on-year to 1.4 million. Telefónica has meanwhile committed to 100% fibre network coverage of Spain by 2025.The commitment was made as part of a new […]

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