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Roku plans expansion in LatAm

Following the release of the Roku Applicaster in Argentina, Roku has now announced major expansion plans in Latin America. The company plans to release the Roku Express+ and the Roku Streaming Stick+, which are capable of streaming HD, 4K, and HDR content, across the region. Chas Smith, General Manager of Roku TVs and players quoted, …

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OTT subscriptions on the rise in Argentina

According to Internet y Consumo Audiovisual 2017 report by Carrier y Asociados, 66% of connected homes in Argentina watch OTT content, which is up from 51% a year ago. Consumers attribute this rise to content accessibility (full seasons on demand, and multiscreen) and affordability. 54% of OTT consumers stated that lower prices as compared to …

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IPTV on the rise in Latin America

FTTH connections in LATAM account for one in 10 internet homes thereby improving accessibility to (over-the-top) OTT video platforms and IPTV. Fixed broadband connections reached 68.11 million by end of Q1 2017 according to research by Dataxis which is a 5.9% year-on-year increase. 35.8% of households were found to have High-speed connections. DSL accounted for …

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Twitter enters into the live streaming world in Argentina

Collaborating with Argentina’s National Basketball League, Twitter is entering the realm of live streaming in Argentina by live streaming the La Liga Championship matches between San Lorenzo and Regatas basketball teams. This is the first live streaming deal for Twitter with a partner in Argentina. Logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and Twitter’s App installed …

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OTT players in Argentina to be taxed

OTT players in Argentina including Netflix and Spotify will be taxed. Argentina’s Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (AFIP) plans to tax OTT services through credit card companies. Alberto Abad, head of AFIP stated in a press conference in Cordoba that this move will be the start to looking for new taxing models for firms that …

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Cord cutting scenario in Argentina

Almost a quarter of pay-TV subscribers in Argentina are looking to cut the cord, according to Carrier y Asociados. This is almost the same number as around the same time last year as per the Internet y consumo audiovisual 2017 report. Further, the report suggests that 80% of Argentinians watch video regardless of the source …

In four years, Bolívar TV set to reach 45,000 paid users

Bolivar TV which is a popular OTT service that was introduced in May and which offers matches of the Bolivian soccer team aims to reach 5,000 paid users this year. It is expected to reach 45,000 in four years according to Fernando Ibargüen, Bolívar’s General Manager who made this statement in the NexTV Series conference …

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QUBIT launches in Latin America

Qubit TV plans to expand its OTT service platform in Peru at the end of the month as announced by Facundo de la Iglesia at the NexTV Series South America event. With this introduction of Qubit in Peru, the total number of markets it runs its business will amount to eight. (Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, …

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Sony to launch SVOD service, Crackle in Uruguay

Sony Pictures Television Networks is partnering with TCC to introduce subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service Crackle in Uruguay. Another territory has been added for Sony for its launch of Crackle, with this move, in addition to it’s recent launches in Argentina and Ecuador. This agreement will provide for Pay-TV clients belonging to TCC to subscribe to …

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HBO GO to be launched in Latin America

HBO is all set to launch its standalone over-the-top (OTT) service, HBO GO in major parts of Latin America. The subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service is currently available in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil since 2016. In rest of the areas of Latin America, HBO GO is offered as a pay-TV service. The much anticipated launch …

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