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VOD regulation debate ongoing in Brazil 19 May 2017

Recommendations on a national video-on-demand (VOD) regulation that would affect every over-the-top (OTT) player delivering video in the country have been announced by Ancine (Brazilian audiovisual agency). This regulation will affect every OTT player providing video in Brazil. It comes in line with former statements from Ancine which proposes a VOD law for systems and …

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 …

Telefónica launches OTT Service Vivo PlayKids in Brazil 18 January 2017

In order to increase its digital portfolio and expand in more territories, Telefónica has launched its premium version of OTT service Vivo PlayKids in Brazil. The new service is said to be the exclusive version of Kids subscription VOD offering enabling children up to eight year old to access games and streaming videos. Vivo customers will …

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 …

Sony Launches OTT Platform Crackle in Brazil 13 December 2016

Sony launches an independent video on demand service Crackle in Brazil in partnership with Brazil’s telco Oi. The new launch follows HBO Go, which was launched just two ago in Brazil. Crackle provides users with access to the library of Canal Sony and AXN programming. With this launch, Sony further plans to expand Crackle in Latin America as …

Vivendi to launch a Music VOD Service 13 October 2016

The French Multimedia company Vivendi is all set to launch its new music VOD service in Brazil. The service will be named WatchMusic, and is set to take over the Watchover music SVOD service, which is soon to be closed in Germany. The service will offer variety of on-demand music videos, live performances and various music …

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 …

VOD services from YouTube, Netflix are Hit in Brazil 07 September 2016

According to a recent report from August 2016, over 80% of internet users in Brazil use YouTube to watch their favorite video on demand content online. Whereas, Netflix was used by 71% respondents in the same duration. Also, one in two of these surveyed said that they watched movies by Globo on TV, a Brazilian media conglomerate, …

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