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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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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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GOMUSIC partners with Warner Music for live concert streaming

GoMusic streaming service has collaborated with Warner music for live streaming concerts of various top artists in Latin American markets which is predominantly where GoMusic is operational. Top artists including Coldplay, Pablo Alboran, Madonna, Led Zepelin, Linkin Park, Green Day, Eric Clapton, Michael Bublé, Maná, and Alejandro Sanz to name a few are associated with …

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Google Chromecast the top Over the Top device in EMEA

According to a new study by video infrastructure technology company Bitmovin, Google Chromecast is the leading Over the Top device in EMEA. It has 37% adoption among developers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Amazon is in third place with 15% of the market, with Roku coming a close second with 8% share. Chromecast …

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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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VeoFlix expansion plans in Latin America

Veoflix, Uruguay’s Subscription based Video on Demand (SVOD) streaming service is going to expand to other countries in Latin America. It is currently being offered in Uruguay in partnership with telecommunications company Antel. Veoflix currently has about 10,000 visits and is working fervently to convert them to paid active subscriptions. As per the Veoflix director, …

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First sports-focused OTT player launched in Mexico

Sportflix is the first (over-the-top) OTT platform focused on sports that is going to be launched in Mexico. It will be showcasing NFL, NHL, UFC and baseball, basketball, formula one, football, golf and tennis championships. It will premiere in Mexico and has no plans of any expansion into any other Latin American countries. It will …

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IPTV on the rise in Latin America

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 …

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