TVUP passes one million subscribers milestone

TVUP, the multitenant streaming platform developed by TVUP Streaming Media, will pass the milestone of over one million subscribers by the end of this year. The deployment of the service has been led by the first three major providers to use TVUP’s technology to offer streaming TV services to their customers: Tivify in Spain, Simpleplus […]

Chile’s Zapping launches AI-generated music channel

Chilean virtual pay TV operator Zapping has launched what it describes as the first channel in the country created entirely by AI. Zapping has launched a new version of its LoFi music offering that it says is completely AI-based, and has changed the name of the channel to Lof.AI. Music on the channel is accompanied […]

Chile’s VTR launches smart TV offering amid mounting debt woes

Chilean service provider VTR has launched a revamped TV offering dubbed TV Smart, bringing pay TV and streaming offerings together in one place. The offering is Android TV-based like its predecessor NextGen TV, with boxes supplied by TiVo. The operator plans to roll the offering out to its base of over 400,000 subscribers by the […]

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 […]

Netflix to test out-of-household sharing plan

Netflix is to test new plans that allow out-of-household sharing for an extra fee in three Latin American countries. The streamer will introduce ‘Add an Extra Member’, allowing standard and premium subscribers to add accounts for up to two people they don’t line with, each with their own profile, for a lower price. In parallel, […]

VTR taps Media Distillery to improve Replay

Liberty Latin America-owned Chilean cable operator VTR has chosen AI for video specialist VTR to provide its technology to enable its one million cable TV subscribers to re-watch programmes with precisely correct start times when using Replay.  VTR, the country’s largest multi-service provider, has rolled out Media Distillery’s EPG Correction solution across its TV channels, […]

Chile postpones analogue TV switch off to 2024

Chile has postponed the switch to digital TV to 2024, the country’s government announced on Wednesday, May 15. The announcement comes as part of a revised plan for the implementation of digital television over the next four years. It is expected that this plan will see 80% of Chileans have a digital signal by 2022. […]

Liberty Latin America turns in improved performance

Liberty Latin America, the company split off from Liberty Global to develop its quad-play offering in the Latin American and Caribbean markets, posted an improved performance in the second quarter, adding 61,000 revenue-generating units thanks to strong broadband gains despite ongoing falls in revenue and operating income. The company’s Cable & Wireless unit in the […]

Acorn TV launches in Latin America on Roku

Acorn TV, the North American streamer hosting British and international TV, will now become available in twelve Latin American countries through Roku streaming devices. The Latin America launch includes Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Viewers will be able to subscribe to Acorn via their Roku […]

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 […]

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