Latin America


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 […]

Latin America to add less than 5m pay TV subscribers by 2023

Latin America is due to add fewer than five million additional pay TV subscribers between 2017 and 2023, according to new a new study. Digital TV Research’s eight Latin America Pay TV Forecasts report claims that subscriber count in the region will reach almost 76 million in 2023 but the pay TV penetration rate won’t […]

HBO announces first European and Latin American co-productions

HBO’s European and Latin American arms are springboarding off the upcoming football FIFA World Cup in Russia to coproduce together for the first time. The pair is working up ten-part documentary Destino Rusia 2018, which will tells stories of “passion, friendship, solidarity and achievement in the world of football, as told by leading players from across […]

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 […]

Dailymotion hires former Red Bull TV exec for LatAm role

Dailymotion has appointed former Red Bull TV executive, David Rios, to head up Latin American and US Hispanic content partnerships. Rios will lead the French video service’s ongoing efforts to expand its catalogue of Hispanic and Latin American content from premium brands and publishers. Most recently he was head of program and platform promotion at Red […]

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