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Chile’s VTR focuses on network expansion

The main Chilean MSO, VTR (Liberty Global), will focus its expansion plans in developing its network in order to reinforce its competiveness in the broadband internet and pay TV business. The efforts will not only focus on residential customers, but also on small and medium businesses, according to the newspaper Diario Financiero. With this strategy [...]

Fox confirms interest in acquiring stake in Chile’s CDF

Through a letter signed by the Executive VP and COO, Edgar Spielmann, Fox Networks Group (FNG) Latin America confirmed its interest in acquiring stake in Chile’s Canal del Futbol (CDF) channel.   Fox Networks Group has a duty to report that our interest in Chilean soccer continues, said the group in the letter sent to [...]

Mega signs deal with Globo

TV channel Mega (Grupo Bethia) from Chile announced an agreement with Globo to broadcast the successful drama series of the Brazilian network. The productions will start airing during the first quarter of 2017.   “It is an honor that Globo has given us this vote of confidence to offer its productions with the highest standards of production, [...]

Liberty Global, Ericsson partner to expand DVR services in Latin America

Ericsson signed a new two-year deal with VTR in Chile and Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico, both part of LILAC Group (Liberty Latin America and the Caribbean). The operators will use Ericsson’s Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP), which will allow them to expand the reach of their DVR services.   In a press release, [...]

UFC closes deal with CDO in Chile

UFC and Chilean pay TV channel Canal del Deporte Olímpico (CDO) announced a content agreement to offer the third season of the reality show “The Ultimate Fighter Latin America”, the weekly TV show “UFC Ahora” and four live UFC events in the Chilean network.   UFC Ahora (Saturdays at 11:30pm) has 26 one-hour episodes with [...]

Chilean VTR and Telsur will have to replace over 900,000 uncertified STBs for free

Chilean Pay TV companies VTR and Telefónica del Sur (Telsur) will have to replace for free over 900,000 set top boxes that were commercialized without the proper certifications. This resolution was informed by the National Consumer Services (Sernac) after a mediation with both companies. VTR will have to exchange over 700,000 STBs, while Telsur will [...]

YouTube Kids app launches in Chile, Peru

Google launched the mobile children app YouTube Kids in Chile and Peru. The application is already available in other Latin American countries like Argentina, Colombia and México. This standalone service is intended for an audience of children between two and eight years old.   According to Alejandra Bonati, Communications Manager of Google Chile, “children’s video [...]