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Mexicanal expands in US OTT market with Sling TV

Mexicanal has expanded its reach in the over-the-top market in the US through an agreement with Sling TV. The Mexican channel will now grow its distribution reach across the country with one of the leading live and on-demand streaming television services, Sling TV. Sling TV customers who subscribe to the Mexico package can access news, …

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Mexican Soccer team to launch its own OTT

The Mexican soccer club Lobos of BUAP is interested in designing and offering its own OTT platform so as to monetize its sports rights when it plays locally. According to ESPN, they have already started talks with experts for this purpose.

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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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Why you should start selling your videos online right away!!

Cable TV has been the most preferred way to get quality television content for decades now. However, there has been a shift from traditional viewership towards streaming services. Viewers have realized that despite its tasteful content, cable TV subscription is turning out to be heavy on their wallets. With the rise of streaming services, one …

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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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OTT drives growth of video industry in Mexico

A report by the Competitive Intelligence Unit (CIU) has revealed that streaming platforms are Mexico’s fastest growing players are streaming platforms that are almost equivalent to cable TV’s share. Mexico’s over-the-top (OTT) services accounted for 7 million subs by the end of Q1 2017, a rise of 24.1% year-on-year. Satellite TV and cable dominate this …

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Axtel introduces streaming service

Mexican telco Axtel is launching its OTT platform Axtel Play that provides access to subscription services HBO GO, FOX Premium and Crackle. Internet users need not subscribe to Axtel pay TV or other service to avail of the platform. HBO GO is offered at MX $149 (US$ 8.3) per month, FOX Premium is being offered …

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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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Mexican stores to resume selling Roku

The ban on selling Roku online streaming devices in Mexico has been temporarily lifted. Roku’s streaming devices were not available in stores due to the Mexican City Court banning Roku sales, however, now the ban has been suspended temporarily for a week The initial decision of banning Roku sales in Mexican stores was a by-product …

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

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 countries like Mexico and Peru reportedly have shown significant growth in the past few years …

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