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Verizon expands in Latin America eyeing OTT boom 22 August 2016

Verizon Digital Media has planned a huge expansion in Latin America witnessing the rise in demand of over-the-top OTT and VOD services. The point of presence Verizon has made in Latin America are Colombia (Medellín and Barranquilla), Brazil(Rio de Janeiro), Peru(Lima) and two in Argentina (Buenos Aires). The expansion has led to improve Verizon’s content delivery network (CDN), …

RTVC to launch OTT in Colombia 04 August 2016

RTVC, a state telecommunications company in Colombia has launched a free OTT web and mobile app, offering a variety of series, programs and documentaries. The service currently offers content from public Colombian channels and Radio Nacional Colombia. Topics to be covered by RTVC Play are cooking, food, art, science, humour, gender and identity. The service …

NBC Olympics & Microsoft to bring Live and On-Demand Streaming of Summer Olympics 03 August 2016

NBC Olympics taps Azure once again to bring live and on-demand Summer Olympic Games. The streaming will be available on any device including smartphones, tablets, PCs, connected TVs and gaming consoles. In order to deliver authentic streaming coverage and seamless online streaming to millions of viewers at scale, Microsoft has chosen Adobe Primetime Systems and …

Smart TVs used in half of Argentina’s connected homes 25 July 2016

According to the latest report from Carrier y Asociados, Argentina’s homes are no longer depending on a single device to access the Internet, and each households owns on average 5.8 devices through which it has access to different online services. PCs are available in 99% of connected homes while 98% have at least one smartphone. …

Brazil’s creators demand VOD regulation 25 July 2016

ANCINE, Brazil’s national cinema agency, is about to start looking into the regulation of video on demand services. While other Latin American institutions are still debating whether VOD and over-the-top (OTT) platforms should be regulated, Brazil seems to be heading towards the establishment of a well-regulated market. Speaking during the ABTA summit, Manoel Rangel, ANCINE’s president, …

Over 70% of Argentinians are using TVs to watch streaming and VOD content 09 June 2016

According to a report from Carrier y Asociados, as internet video consumption on OTT platforms becomes an everyday habit among Argentinians, the devices they use to watch it on are changing. Almost 80% of people are already watching some kind of video content through an online option, with YouTube the preferred platform, together with pirate …

SVOD to remain LatAm’s largest OTT revenue source, contributing USD 2.1 billion by 2021 07 June 2016

According to a report by Digital TV Research, OTT TV and video revenues in Latin America will reach USD 3.59 billion in 2021, more than triple the USD 1.15 billion recorded in 2015. Although Netflix has been present across the region since September 2011, the report said substantial SVOD competition from the likes of America …

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