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Viacom close to acquiring Argentine TV broadcaster Telefe

Bloomberg reported that media giant Viacom, owner of cable networks including MTV and Comedy Central, won a bidding process to acquire Argentine broadcaster Telefe (Telefonica), according to people familiar with the matter. This way, the company outbid Turner and Cisneros Group.   The deal – valued at about USD400 million – could be announced as [...]

Telefonica ends Q3 with 4.68 million pay TV subs in Latin America

Telefonica ended Q316 with 4.68 million pay TV accesses in Latin America (including Brazil).  In Hispanoamérica (which includes pay TV operations in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela), the subscriber base reached 2.92 million, up 6.6% compared to Q315.   Brazil is Telefonicas main pay TV operation in terms of subscribers. At the end of Q316, [...]

Telefonica wants to expand its fiber network to more cities in Brazil

Telecommunications company Vivo (Telefonica) wants to accelerate the expansion of its fiber network in 2017. The aim is to expand from 7 to 15 the number of covered cities, besides Sao Paulo.   The President of the company, Amos Genish, said that Q4 investments will focus on 4G and fiber optic networks to expand broadband [...]

Telefonica unveils Studio+ app in Argentina

Movistar (Telefonica) and French Company Vivendi have unveiled in Argentina and for all Latin America Studio+, the first global short premium series offer and app.   The services was officially announced on Wednesday, October 26, at the headquarters of Fundación Telefonica. A week earlier, Telefonica had launched the app in Brazil, during Futurecom [...]

Telefónica launches SVOD mobile app Studio+ in Brazil

Telefonica, through its mobile operator Vivo, launched in Brazil the SVOD app Studio+, which offers short and original series produced for mobile users. The initiative is part of an agreement signed with the French company Vivendi.   Vivo customers can purchase a weekly subscription for R$ 3.99 (USD 1.25), with one week free trial, or [...]

Telefónica Peru partners with Huawei for Docsis 3.1 upgrade, gets ready for 4K TV

Chinese company Huawei announced that it is working with Telefonica Peru to build a Docsis 3.1 compliant converged ultra-broadband (UBB) network, which will offer 1 Gb/s speed and will allow Telefónica to introduce new services such as 4K video.   In a press release, Huawei said that in the last two years, Telefonica de Peru [...]

Telefónica, Vivendi partner to offer premium content for mobile customers

Telefonica has announced a partnership with French company Vivendi to offer its Latin American customers two Vivendis services: the music video platform WatchMusic and the short series offer and app Studio+. Telefónica announced through a press release that WatchMusic will initially launch in Brazil, through Vivo, in early October, followed by other markets in the region [...]

Arris to develop new STBs for Telefónica

Telefónica has selected Arris to develop a comprehensive range of new set-top boxes. The new portfolio, named “Proteus”, will begin live roll-out in 2017 and will support HD and UHD video services in Latin America and Europe.   The project takes Arris’s and Telefónica’s strategic partnership to a new level – building on past collaborations [...]

Food Network channel added to Movistar TV in Chile

Cooking channel Food Network was added to Movistar Chile service this week. Its available on HD for both Satellite and IPTV subscribers. Food Network was launched late 2014 in Latin America in Portuguese language by Sky Brazil, and then move to DirecTV operations in the rest of the region in Spanish. Today the network can [...]

Telefonica sees growth in pay TV subs driven by Colombia and Peru

  Telefónica ended Q216 with 4.67 million pay TV subscribers in Latin America (including Brazil).  In Hispanoamérica (which includes pay TV operations in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela), the subscriber base reached 2.9 million clients, a 9,7% growth compared to Q215, driven by a strong increase in Colombia and Peru.   In its quarterly report, [...]