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HBO GO to be launched in Latin America 14 June 2017

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 …

Poor network penetration results in limited access to VOD, OTT and IPTV in Brazil 09 June 2017

Lack of access to networks as per a report from Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) and the telecom authority Anatel which has led to an unfulfilled demand for access to services such as video-on-demand (VOD), streaming over-the-top (OTT) and IPTV. Only 4 in 10 households have broadband access in Latin America but penetration rates …

Gigared includes SVOD service Crackle in Argentina 07 June 2017

Crackle which is Sony Pictures Television Networks SVOD service has been launched on Gigared, a telecommunications company based in Northeast Argentina. Gigared’s clients in regions like Paraná, Santa Fe, Corrientes, Resistencia and Posadas can immediately subscribe to the platform. The monthly subscription fee for Cracle is priced at AR $55 (US $3.4). Read More

Walter Presents to launch SVOD in the US 02 February 2017

Walter Presents, a curated SVOD video streaming service specializing in offering ad free foreign language dramas, to reportedly launch in the US at $6.99 per month starting this March. The service is available on web platforms for now through WalterPresents.com. Walter Presents plans to launch in 34 series from 12 countries, including Brazil, France, Germany, Argentina and the …

A Peek into Latin America’s Video Streaming Market 10 January 2017

OTT will lead LATAM growth After Asia and Western Europe, the geography which is attracting much of an OTT traction is Latin America. Despite having limited broadband penetration and high levels of piracy, Latin America shows great potential to become OTT dominated region in coming 5 years, given the changing habits of consumers. Statista recorded …

Fifth of LatAm homes to pay for SVoD by 2021 28 October 2016

According to a recent study by Digital TV Research, every one in five Latin American TV household is set to sign up for a SVOD service in the coming five years. The forecast report covering over 18 LatAm countries, states that the SVOD universe will amount to 31.81 million subs in 2021, up from 12.19 million in …

Argentina’s Red Intercable to launch an OTT platform 26 October 2016

Argentina’s Red Intercable, formed by 270 local cable providers, is planning to launch an over-the-top (OTT) video streaming platform for its pay-TV service dibox. The two services from Red Intercable – dibox Play and dibox One, both offering video on demand services will be integrated in the new service. “The platform’s upgrade will bring better coverage …

Lack of Broadband Access threatens Growth of OTT in LATAM 07 October 2016

According to a recent study, barely four in every ten LATAM household has access to proper broadband connection. Uruguay leads the penetration with a rate of 79% homes having broadband, followed by Chile at 54%, Argentina at 49%, Mexico and Colombia at 48% and Brazil at 43%. According to the study, most LATAM countries fall below the …

A Brand New HBO Go Reaches Brazil 04 October 2016

The Latin American on-demand and live streaming platform – HBO Go, is now launched in Brazil. This launch is the first step by HBO Go to offer subscription VOD service in Brazil, just like Mexico and Colombia. Currently, the platform is offered as TV everywhere service, with no extra charge in Pay TV operations. However, in Mexico and …

Demand for Local OTT Drives Competition Among SVoD platforms in LATAM 12 September 2016

OTT video market is Latin America is highly diversified. Countries that have high adoption in Pay TV, fixed and mobile broadband, have the most robust OTT ecosystem. With Netflix’s arrivals in the region in 2011, many SVOD services have emerged, However, Pay TV market has always been ready to fight the battle with their local …

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