Puerto Rico

Nielsen expands measurement for YouTube app on mobile to 26 new countries

Nielsen has expanded its advertising measurement to YouTube’s mobile app. Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings for YouTube Mobile will be available in 26 new markets: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and […]

Liberty Latin America acquires remaining 40% of Liberty Cablevision

Liberty Latin America has acquired the remaining 40% of Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico in a deal that takes its ownership stake to 100%. Liberty Latin America bought the minority stake from funds affiliated to private investment firm Searchlight Capital Partners, with Searchlight founding partner, Eric Zinterhofer, joining the Liberty Latin America board. “We are […]

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 […]

Virgin Media boosts Liberty Global in mixed quarter

Virgin Media’s performance helped Liberty Global beat analysts’ expectations on revenue growth in the fourth quarter, with the UK cable operator turning in rebased revenue growth of 4.4% thanks in part to the expansion of its footprint. However, Liberty saw slower subscriber growth in a number of markets. Virgin Media built out its network to […]

Lionsgate launches Spanish OTT service Pantaya

Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group have launched Pantaya, a Spanish-language OTT service dedicated to premium content for the Hispanic community in the US. The SVOD service is set to feature a diverse selection of Spanish-language content, including films from Latin America and Hollywood, documentaries, concerts and other original premium content. It will be available on […]

Hispanic US veteran launches SVOD service

US Hispanic broadcasting industry veteran Carlos Barba has launched a Spanish-language subscription VOD service. Barba has created and launched Véonet, which will be a service for Spanish-speaking audiences in the US and Puerto Rico. It will not offer subtitled programming, and instead focus on Latin- and Hispanic-created content. Barba is a veteran of major Hispanic […]

Liberty partners with Ericsson on LatAm DVR services

Liberty Global has agreed a new two-year deal with Ericsson that will see two of Liberty’s Latin America-based operators expand their DVR services. VTR in Chile and Liberty Cablevision in Puerto Rico – both part of Liberty Latin-America and Caribbean (LiLAC Group) – will both use Ericsson’s Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP) to widen […]

Liberty distributes LiLAC stock for LatAm operations

Liberty Global has distributed tracking stock for its operations in Latin America and the Caribbean – the LiLAC Group – as part of its plans to spin off these assets. Liberty completed distribution of the LiLAC stock to shareholders yesterday, with these new ordinary shares to begin regular trading today on the NASDAQ and the […]

Liberty Global to put LiLAC spin-off to vote this month

Liberty Global’s spin-off of its Latin American and Caribbean assets with the creation of a tracking stock is a “good deal for investors” that will “give investors a choice…to decide where they want to invest”, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Fries, speaking on an analyst call after Liberty Global’s full-year results at the […]

Liberty Global gives birth to LiLAC with Puerto Rico acquisition

Liberty Global has teamed up with private equity group Searchlight Capital Partners to acquire 100% control of the parent company of Puerto Rico Cable Acquisition Company, also know as Choice Cable TV, the second largest cable and broadband player on the island.  Choice’s operations will be combined with Liberty Global’s existing asset, Liberty Cablevision of […]