Mexico


Futuresource: Mexican SVOD subscriptions to grow 11% by 2022

The number of SVOD subscriptions in Mexico is expected to grow 11% from 9.4 million in 2018 to 14 million in 2022, with Netflix currently dominating the market, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that Netflix accounted for 63% of subscriptions in the country last year (roughly 5.9 million), while the other two […]

Telefónica Mexico planning to launch Movistar Play

Telefónica Mexico plans to launch streaming service Movistar Play this year, according to CEO Carlos Morales Paulin. Speaking to El Financiero Bloomberg, Paulin said that his ambition was to offer the OTT TV service “quickly, probably this year”. Telefónica Mexico has been able to offer any telecom services, including streaming, since June 6 last year, […]

Telefonica reportedly mulling Central American sale

Telefonica is mulling a potential sale of its operations in Mexico and Central America, according to press reports. According to Spanish news title El Economista, the telco is planning the complete or partial divestiture of its subsidiaries in Mexico and other Central American countries to achieve a significant reduction in its debt. According to 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 […]

OTT TV service WhereverTV teams with Google for Lat Am launch

US-based OTT TV player WhereverTV is launching a Spanish-language WhereverTV Latino service in Latin America in a partnership with Google. The subscription service, which is available on smartphones, tablets, streaming media players, computers and smart TVs, is now available on the web, via an Android app and via Chromecast in Mexico and Latin America, following […]

Azcárraga Jean exiting as Televisa CEO

Emilio Azcárraga Jean is exiting his role as CEO of Mexican TV giant Televisa, with Bernando Gomez and Alfonso de Angoitia replacing him. The changes take effect on January 1, 2018, with Gomez and de Angoitia become co-chief executives at the company, which is the largest provided of Spanish-language content on the international market but […]

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 […]

Mexico pay TV now bigger than Brazil, says report

Mexico overtook Brazil to become Latin America’s largest pay TV market in 2016, according to a report. Digital TV Research’s Latin American Pay TV Forecasts study shows Brazil has been losing subscribers since November 2014, while Mexico has benefited from uptake of prepaid satellite TV. However, Brazil will remain the top regional territory by revenues, […]

MCN 2tube launches 2bkids

Multi-channel network 2btube is moving into the children’s content space with the launch of 2bkids. Juan Baixeras will lead 2bkids as general manager. He joins from Zinkia Entertainment, the production company behind pre-school animation brand Zinkia. 2bkids is 2btube’s first move outside the Spanish-speaking markets and will be supported by 2btube’s 60-strong team based in […]

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