Tag Archives: Latin America

Latin America OTT TV and video ready for take-off

The Americas OTT TV & Video Forecasts report estimates 24.05 million SVOD (subscription video on demand) homes by 2020, up from 10,000 in 2010 and an expected 9.84 million by end-2015. From the 17.38 million SVOD home additions between 2014 and 2020, Brazil will supply 7.24 million and Mexico 3.32 million. Colombia will overtake Argentina to take third place in 2016. By 2020, 15.9% of the region’s TV households will subscribe to a SVOD package, up from only 4.8% by end-2014. Puerto Rico (22.5%) and Chile (20.0%) will have the highest penetration by 2020. – Robert Briel, Broadband TV News

Samsung and Google Play Team Up to Corner the Latin-American Streaming Market

Google Play has joined with Samsung in a bold move for the quickly growing Latin American music streaming market. Via a promotion launched in September, anyone who buys a new Samsung device (Galaxy S4, S5 and Galaxy Tab) in any of 17 countries gets a free six-month subscription to the service — and beginning Nov. 1, all owners of a Samsung smartphone, tablet or Level product get a three-month free subscription. […] There are 41 million smartphone users in Brazil alone — the biggest Latin market — and 90 percent of those run on the Google-developed Android system, according to Kantar Worldpanel. In Mexico, there are 25 million smartphones, of which 84% run on Android. – Leila Cobo,Billboard  
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Starz to Launch Streaming Service in International Markets: Report

STARZ is to launch in international markets with the creation of the international Starz Play service, according to a press report. It has inked a pact with Peter Ekelund’s Swedish media group Parsifal Entertainment, which helped set up HBO’s streaming service in the Nordic countries, to create Starz Play, an over-the-top video streaming service that will launch in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Financial Times reported Sunday. – Leo Barraclough,Variety  
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