DAZN to launch in Brazil next year

Sports streaming service, DAZN, is due to launch in Brazil in March 2019, marking its ninth confirmed country launch. The service, which is live in seven markets with Spain to follow early next year, has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for all Copa Sudamericana matches in Brazil for four seasons from 2019. In Brazil, DAZN […]

IMG launches Serie A OTT TV service in Latin America

Sports and talent management outfit IMG has launched an OTT TV service for Serie A football in Spanish-speaking Latin America and Brazil. Serie A Pass, which costs US$8.99 (€7.85) a month or US$59.99 a year, launched on Saturday with the start of the new Italian football season. The OTT TV service will include coverage of […]

Telefónica sees TV base grow

Telefónica saw its TV base grow by 5.6% year-on-year to reach 8.7 million at the end of the quarter to June, excluding OTT TV services. The company’s IPTV base increased by 17% year-on-year. Churn fell marginally. Video revenues amounted to €718 million, up 0.4%. For the first half, video revenues stood at €1.44 billion, up […]

Mediapro teams up with Google for Brasileirao football on YouTube

Spanish producer and broadcaster Mediapro has teamed up with Google to make Brazil’s Campeonato Brasileño de Serie A football tournament available on YouTube in 27 territories across Europe, Asia and Oceania. The new YouTube channel will offer over 110 matches from the competition – popularly known as the Brasileirao – available, along with highlights of […]

Telefónica sees convergence drive pay TV uptake

Telefónica saw its global pay TV base grow by 5% year-on-year to reach 8.6 million at the end of the first quarter, with 137,000 net additions in Q1 actually exceeding the Q4 2017 figure of 92,000. Growth in subscriptions was driven by IPTV, which grew by 18%. The quarter saw the launch of Telefónica’s Movistar […]

Altice Portugal adds Globo to line-up

Altice Portugal has added leading Brazilian channel Globo to its Meo TV offering. The HD version of Globo will appear on Meo’s EPG in 10th position on the grid, and the channel will also be available in SD, free to all Meo customers on fibre, ADSL, satellite and via the Meo Go app. The addition […]

Crunchyroll debuts linear block in Brazilian market

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll is to launch on linear TV in Brazil tomorrow as a block on Rede Brasil (RBTV). The anime and manga service will air a one-hour block featuring two subtitled programmes, Black Clover and Re: Zero. The hour will also include around 8 minutes of local programming from Crunchyroll’s Brazilian community managers  […]

Telefónica claims success for originals strategy as TV base grows

Telefónica has claimed success for its original content strategy in its full-year results, with strong growth of its TV platform in Spain and a ratings success for flagship drama series La Peste. Telefónica’s video revenues grew by 7% in the fourth quarter of 2017 and by 5.8% for the full year on the back of […]

TV2U, SOL Telecom and CCS TV launch Brazilian OTT service

TV2U has launched a Brazilian over-the-top service in partnership with local telecoms provider SOL Telecom and cable TV company CCS TV. The OTT offering will initially have more than 100 live channels but in time will expand to more than 250 live channels and a collection of on-demand movies and TV series. It is initially […]

AT&T reportedly mulling sale of Latin American pay TV operations

AT&T is reportedly mulling a possible sale of its pay TV assets in Latin America to help pay down the debt incurred from its planned acquisition of Time Warner, leading to speculation that Liberty Global or Telefónica could emerge as potential buyers. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported at the end of last week that AT&T […]