Tag Archives: OTT

Brazilian OTT platform Looke now offers offline content

Brazilian OTT platform Looke announced that it now offers the option to download movies, series and music shows of its catalog for offline viewing.   In a press release, the company explained: “Internet in Brazil and the limits imposed by operators make life difficult for those who depend on mobile Internet to watch movies and [...]

Ultravision to use 2.5 GHz band to offer OTT service

The Mexican company Ultravision is preparing to launch an OTT service in 2017, said Patricio Zorrilla, vice president of Ultra Telecom during the course of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America 2016.   Ultravision is one of the companies that returned to the Mexican State a portion of its spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band in 2013. [...]

Chivas TV considering possible distribution partnerships

Mexican SVOD platform Chivas TV (Grupo Omnilife-Chivas) is considering redefining its business model in 2017 and forming strategic alliances with other platforms for the distribution of its content, said over the course of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America 2016 José Luis Higuera, CEO of Omnilife-Chivas.   “It is a fact that distribution partnerships are needed,” [...]

Irdeto banks on OTT growth in Latin America

Digital platform security provider Irdeto sees OTT as “a niche market to explore” in Latin America, said to NexTV News Latam Gabriel Hahmann, Sales Director, Brazil and Southern Cone of the company.   “There is a growth of niche OTT platforms such as Playkids in Brazil, which was the first service of this type to use [...]

TV Azteca rules out OTT launch, focuses on content

During the course of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America 2016, Fidela Navarro, Director of TV Azteca Internacional, said that launching an OTT is not the priority right now, but to generate the best content and compete on different platforms, reported El Financiero Newspaper.   According to Navarro, “the priority are the FTA networks” because [...]

New Hispanic-focused SVOD is launched in the U.S

TV entrepreneur Carlos Barba, a former top executive of Univision and Telemundo, launched the OTT service Véonet, a Hispanic-focused SVOD service available for the United States and Puerto Rico with content in Spanish, without subtitles.   The service is active from the first days of October, after several months of testing. Barba is an industry [...]

Netflix says goodbye to Televisa’s content

Through a video posted on its Facebook, Netflix announced that Televisas content is no longer part of its catalog. The Mexican company had already announced it would withdraw its contents in order to strengthen Blim, its own streaming service.   The video shows a compilation of images of Televisas telenovelas and the phrase “is hard to [...]

NexTV Series, the leading conference on the future of TV, comes to Mexico

Tomorrow begins NexTV Series Mexico & Central America 2016, the most important conference on TV, OTT and digital media in Mexico. For two days, October 4 & 5, the major players in the market will gather to debate the pay TV transformation to TV Everywhere, the online video strategies of MCNs and social networks, and the [...]

Chivas TV launches first original series

Mexican OTT platform Chivas TV, which offers the matches of Club Deportivo Guadalajara, launched the original interactive series “Juglares del Gol”. The first episode is already available in the club’s Facebook page. The CEO of Grupo Omnilife-Chivas, José Luis Higuera, will talk about Chivas TVs business model in the next edition of NexTV Series Mexico [...]

NexTV Series Mexico & Central America to discuss the future of TV and OTT

The leading companies of the region will discuss the pay TV transformation and the future of OTT and VOD services in the next edition of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America 2016, the most important conference on TV, OTT and digital media in Mexico, to be held October 4 and 5 in the Intercontinental Presidente hotel [...]