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Google Chromecast adds support for WhereverTV Latino

WhereverTV Latino, the Over-the-Top (OTT) subscription service run by WhereverTV Broadcasting Corp. has announced its alliance with Google with streaming support on Google’s Chromecast Division. The company announced that with this alliance, Google becomes WhereverTV latino’s first live-linear streaming partner in Latin America. Google Chromecast will begin distribution in Mexico and will gradually grow nationwide. …

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LATAM undergoes OTT boost as state funds VOD service

According to analysts from Business Bureau, a majority of over 250 OTT platforms available in Latin America are privately-funded, however, public platforms have significantly grown. Privately-funded platforms are either independent or run by pay-TV operators, and public platforms are on the rise especially because they are into the distribution of Latin America-produced content. The leading …

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4 out of 5 connected homes in LATAM access OTT video

A recent report from Business Bureau has revealed that 77% of connected households in Latin America regularly use (Over the Top) OTT platforms. The report titled New Media Essentials in its fourth edition revealed that around 50% view on a notebook, around 33% use a smartphone, 31% use a smart TV, and 21% use a …

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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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Sony expands Crackle’s presence in Brazil, LATAM

Sony is extending Crackle’s footprint in Brazil and Latin America to integrate the platform with the NOW Video on Demand (VOD) service from Net and Claro HDTV. With this move it’s strengthening its foothold in LATAM’s largest market where Crackle was introduced a year ago. Crackle will reach a nationwide audience, given its significant growth …

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Ultra-broadband on the rise in LATAM

ULtra-broadband subscribers including fiber, high-speed cable and VDSL will occupy a major chunk in the total connections in Latin America in the coming years. 25.6 million next gen broadband connections are expected by the end of the year representing 36% of the total access. This is according to Dataxis’s recent research. This share is expected …

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OTT and SVOD continue to grow in Latin America despite Free services

Free services and the threat of piracy in Latin America (LATAM) could not be as big of a threat to over-the-top (OTT) and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) markets as it may be thought to be as per a research from Digital TV Research. Revenues from OTT TV episodes and films for 19 LATAM countries is expected …

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OTT TV and video thrives in Latin America

In Latin American (LATAM) countries, revenues from OTT TV and movies are expected to hit $4.60 billion in 2022. This is a rise from $1.87 billion in 2016. SVOD will continue to be the region’s largest OTT revenue source amounting to $2.86 billion by 2022 (62% of the total). By 2022, as per OTT TV …

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SVOD Service based on Horror launches in Latin America

The new niche SVOD service called Purga focused on horror movies and series is going to debut in Latin America (except in Brazil) during the Macaboro Film Festival to be held from August 16-27 in Mexico. The first Purga subscribers will be concentrated in Mexico because of its alliance with Macabro which is going to …

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Sony’s SVOD Crackle to be served by Dish Mexico

Crackle will be offered via Dish OTT by Sony Pictures Television Networks Latin America under an agreement that will help expand its presence in Mexico’s Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market. Crackle plans to grow its potential audience in this market where it has similar distribution agreements with Totalplay and Axtel that are pay-TV players. The LATAM …

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