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Crackle introduced on Tigo in Guatemala and Costa Rica

SVOD Service Crackle will be launched in Guatemala and Costa Rica as part of the agreement with Tigo as was announced by Sony Pictures Television Networks Latin America. This will give access to subscribers of Tigo’s digital platform in Guatemala and Costa Rica and give them access to a variety of entertainment content including Hollywood …

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OTT players in Argentina to be taxed

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 this move will be the start to looking for new taxing models for firms that …

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

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 …

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HBO GO to be launched in Latin America

HBO is all set to launch its standalone over-the-top (OTT) service, HBO GO in major parts of Latin America. The subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service is currently available in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil since 2016. In rest of the areas of Latin America, HBO GO is offered as a pay-TV service. The much anticipated launch …

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Poor network penetration results in limited access to VOD, OTT and IPTV in Brazil

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 …

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Standalone SVOD service on Claro Video launched by Fox in MÉXICO

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Latin America announced introduction of its SVOD platform FOX Premium on Claro Video (América Móvil) service in Mexico. Through Mexican OTT, broadband users can subscribe to FOX Premium, without having to subscribe to pay TV services. Access to seven live linear channels with exclusive content and blockbuster movies are offered on …

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VOD regulation debate ongoing in Brazil

Recommendations on a national video-on-demand (VOD) regulation that would affect every over-the-top (OTT) player delivering video in the country have been announced by Ancine (Brazilian audiovisual agency). This regulation will affect every OTT player providing video in Brazil. It comes in line with former statements from Ancine which proposes a VOD law for systems and …

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TVEverywhere rises in LATAM regions

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, standalone services accounting only for 19% and becoming the third most common business model among …

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

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 …

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A Peek into Latin America’s Video Streaming Market

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 …

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