Food Network launches in Mexico with Totalplay

Scripps Networks Interactive channel Food Network has expanded into Mexico with the recent launch on fibre operator Totalplay’s TV platform. The culinary lifestyle channel launched earlier this month in high-definition via Totalplay on channel 226. “Food Network’s launch in Mexico marks a significant milestone for the company as we enter into one of the largest, […]

AMC teams with Snapchat to cast Lens on Fear the Walking Dead

AMC Global has teamed up with Snapchat to create an exclusive Fear the Walking Dead zombie-themed ‘Snapchat Lens’ ahead of the launch of second half of season two of the show. A Snapchat Lens allow users of the mobile messaging app to apply filters and animations to their selfie snaps, transforming the images which can […]

Mexico’s Megacable taps Zenterio for TV transition project

Sweden-based TV operating system provider Zenterio has secured a contract from Mexico’s largest cable operator Megacable to enhance its existing TV platform and build new IPTV and OTT applications. The deal marks a breakthrough for Zentior in the Latin American market. The company’s operating system will run on all new set-top-boxes being deployed and will […]

Cbeebies app launches with Mexico’s Totalplay

BBC Worldwide, the UK public broadcaster’s commercial arm, has secured a deal for its Cbeebies app pre-school kids service with Mexican telecom and pay TV operator Totalplay. The deal will make Spanish-language content specifically for preschoolers, including Zingzillas, Nina y las Neuronas, Charlie y Lola, Sarah y Pato and Baby Jake, available to Totalplay subscribers. The Spanish-language Cbeebies app is […]

Eutelsat 65 West B successfully launched

Eutelsat’s 65 West A satellite for Brazil and Latin America has been successfully launched on board an Ariane rocket from Kourou in French Guiana. Following performance tests, Eutelsat 65 West A will enter full commercial service at the 65° West slot in early May. The satellite has Ku-band, C-band and Ka-band capacity, with a Ku-band […]

Televisa creates Netflix SVoD rival

Mexican broadcaster Televisa has launched an SVoD service, Blim, which will go head-to-head with Netflix in Latin America. The service debuted yesterday with exclusive, first-run programming such as James Bond movie Spectre and US series such as Wayward Pines. It will also include a large volume of Televisa library programming. The plan is to create […]

Hispasat posts solid results

Satellite operator Hispasat has posted strong full-year results, driven by growth in Latin America. The Spain-based operator posted revenues of €219.6 million for the year, up 8.7%, and EBITDA of €178.9 million, up 10.6%, with an operating margin of 81.5%. Hispasat invested €245 million in 2015, up 56.5%, with money going towards its AG1, Amazonas […]

Roku 4K TVs to launch this spring

The first 4K UHD Roku TVs will be available to buy this spring, with the company’s TV manufacturing partners expected to introduce nearly 60 Roku TV models in total this year. The streaming device maker said that in the US Roku-powered TVs now account for 8% of smart TV market share, and that 1 million […]

Eutelsat wins contract for Mexico’s StarTV

Eutelsat has secured a contract to provide the satellite capacity for new Mexican DTH pay TV service StarTV. The new service will launch this month in the Mexican state of Zacatecas and other parts of the country, replacing the TVZac platform that has been available regionally through microwave distribution. To support its new phase of expansion into DTH, […]

Telekom Austria names new COO

Telekom Austria has named Alejandro Plater as its new chief operating officer.  Plater, who will report to CEO Hannes Ametsreiter and will be responsible for the daily operation in technology as well as market areas and purchasing, replaces Günther Ottendorfer. Plater was previously vice-president and key account manager for major customers at Ericsson, having served […]