Latin America

Latin American pay TV operators optimistic about OTT and sports streaming

Latin America pay TV executive are more optimistic about the impact of the shift to OTT TV on their businesses than the global average, with a large majority expecting moderate to strong growth in new sports streaming services, according to technology outfit Nagra and research outfit MTM’s latest Pay TV Innovation Forum report. According to […]

Telefónica kicks off original series in Latin America

Telefónica has used MIPTV to announce that it is kicking off production of original fiction series in Latin America. Pre-production of the first three series has already begun in Colombia and Peru and the first releases will be taking place beginning the second half of this year on Telefónica’s different video platforms. The effort will […]

Lat-Am SVOD growing fast, Netflix to maintain lead

Latin American SVOD subscriptions are forecast to reach 51.1 million by 2024, according to new forecasts from Digital TV Research. This figure is almost double the 27.12 million recorded at close of 2018 and sees Netflix continue as market leader. According to DTVR, six regional platforms will account for 85% of the region’s paying SVOD […]

Latin America to add just five million pay TV subscribers by 2024

Latin America is expected to add around five million pay TV subscribers between 2018 and 2024, bringing the total to 77 million, according to Digital TV Research. The report estimates that pay TV penetration in the region will not climb beyond the current 44% of TV households and that revenues will fall by 2.1%, some […]

Ginx Esports TV launches in Latin America

Ginx Esports TV is due to launch in Latin America via over-the-top TV platform Zapping TV. Ginx TV aims to offer an “authentic eSports voice on TV” and is available in 40-plus countries around the world. “We are very happy to take our first step in South America with Zapping TV. Ginx TV creates and […]

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 […]

Facebook secures Champions League rights in Latin America

Facebook has secured exclusive free-to-air rights for certain UEFA Champions League live matches across Spanish-speaking territories in Latin America from 2018-2021. The football deal grants Facebook the rights to broadcast 32 live matches each season, for three seasons, including the final and UEFA Super Cup. The partnership kicks off on Wednesday with the UEFA Super […]

SVOD subscribers in Latin America tipped to double by 2023

The number of SVOD subscribers in Latin America is set to more than double between 2017 and 2023, according to Digital TV Research stats. The report predicts that the number of subscription video-on-demand subscribers across 19 countries will increase from 21.14 million at the end of 2017 to 48.24 million by 2023. “By 2023, 28.4% […]

DirecTV Latin America taps Friend MTS to protect sports content

DirecTV Latin America has tapped content security specialist Friend MTS to provide protection against streaming piracy for its sports channels. The pay TV operator’s deployment of Friend MTS’ technology included the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup and will include the English Premier League and Spain’s La Liga Santander. As part of the agreement, Friend […]

Univision’s chief revenue officer leaves

Univision Communications, the entertainment company serving Hispanic America, has revealed that Tonia O’Connor has decided to step down as chief revenue officer O’Connor departs after the exit of a string of top execs at the network, with CEO Randy Falco departing in May after chief content officer, Isaac Lee, and programming chief, Lourdes Diaz, also […]

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