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IPTV on the rise in Latin America 18 July 2017

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 …

In four years, Bolívar TV set to reach 45,000 paid users 29 June 2017

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 …

QUBIT launches in Latin America 21 June 2017

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, …

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 …

Netflix speed index sees ups and downs in April 10 May 2017

The latest monthly update for the Netflix ISP Speed Index that releases data on which ISPs provide the best prime time streaming service for the Video -on- demand (SVOD) package has shown tremendous improvements around the globe. For instance 7 Star Digital (India) saw a speed increase of 0.41 Mbps with an increase of its …

Video accounts to over 50% of Chile’s mobile traffic 13 April 2017

Video-on-demand (VOD) and live streaming services continue gaining strength among Chileans, who spend over 50% of their mobile data for video consumption. According to a research by Movistar Chile, in January 52% of mobile data was spent by Chileans in streaming series, movies and online video. The report also found out that mobile video viewers …

Infographic: A Peek into the Future of OTT Market in LATAM regions. 13 January 2017

OTT is said to lead the Latin America growth. Many Video Producers and Content Owners are expanding into the region looking at it’s high potential and growing market. In fact, Brazil and Mexico are Number 4 and Number 5 on the global list. The revenues from entire LATAM OTT services are expected to grow double from US …

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 …

Chileans prefer SVOD binge-watching 03 November 2016

According to a Research from the Univeridad Católica de Chile (UC), more than half of Chileans said they sleep less due to binge-watching on VOD platforms. binge-watching on video streaming platforms is affecting people’s lives as a third of those surveyed said they’ve even stopped going out with friends. The survey concluded that over 80% of Chileans said …

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 …

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