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Sony’s SVOD Crackle to be served by Dish Mexico 17 August 2017

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 … Continue reading

Content Protection Market growth spiked by expansion of OTT and TVE services 08 August 2017

As per Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Global Content Protection Market, Forecast to 2021, market revenues are set to grow from almost $1.7 billion in 2016 to just below $2 billion by 2021 at a compound annual rate (CAGR) OF … Continue reading

Mobile Video Streaming set to rule TV in the Future 25 July 2017

We are witnessing the transition of the TV viewing experience from simply watching traditional cable or satellite TV from your couch to streaming on-demand videos on different apps, devices, and websites. Video has been unshackled from the family room to … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

OTT players in Argentina to be taxed 10 July 2017

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 … Continue reading

Pay-TV growth under threat – Piracy, OTT growth to blame 21 June 2017

According to Pay-TV Innovation Forum, developed by Nagra and MTM, Latin American Pay-TV businesses face several threats such as the economic imbalance, robust free-to-air (FTA) TV offerings, increasing propensity of over-the-top (OTT) services and rising levels of pay-TV piracy. Some … Continue reading

Irrespective of screen size, long-form video more popular than short-form video 15 June 2017

According to a recent report, long-form content accounts for the majority of time spent watching video on all screens. Differences in video consumption between the East and West coasts of the US were also cited in the report apart from … Continue reading

TVEverywhere rises in LATAM regions 28 April 2017

According to Business Bureau, A third of Latin American over-the-top (OTT) video services are bundled to a pay-TV subscription. The figures published by the market analyst show that 33% of OTT services are TV everywhere platforms, 28% are hybrid, with pure subscription-based, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

OTT to reach 30% of Mexican homes by 2025 29 December 2016

According to an analysis by Citibanamex published in the newspaper El Universal, almost a third of Mexican households (30%) will pay for OTT services in 2025, led by Televisa’s Blim and Netflix. The mexican OTT video market is set to generate … Continue reading