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Ooyala fuels OTT growth around the world
Feb 28 2017 9:00 AM
Ooyala’s new white paper “Four Stories of Video Success: Ooyala Fuels OTT Growth Around the World” discusses how global customers face challenges in OTT video. We’re helping companies including Sky Sports, Viacom18 and Toca Boca through our comprehensive suite of video products and services designed to help broadcasters and media companies maximize their OTT revenue potential. 
 
Q3 brings Brazil’s pay-TV operators a quarterly upturn, but it’s still down 3% Y/Y
LatAM, Pay TV, Operators
Q3 brings Brazil’s pay-TV operators a subscriber upturn, but sector is still down 3% Y/Y
Nov 15 2016 8:30 AM

Brazil’s pay-TV subscriber numbers grew Q/Q during the third quarter by 47,000, the first gains the sector has shown in at least seven quarter. And, although those numbers represent a decrease of 558,000 (almost 3%) from a year ago, the slight upward tick is, hopefully, a sign of things to come.

Brazil’s 18.96 million pay-TV subscribers makes it the second-largest in Latin America, behind only Mexico.

Mexico’s pay-TV revenues jump 23% as OTT helps drive subscriber growth
LatAM, Pay TV, OTT
Mexico’s pay-TV revenues jump 23% as OTT helps drive subscriber growth
Nov 15 2016 7:45 AM

Revenues for the Mexican pay-TV industry were up nearly 23% year-over-year in Q3, increasing to $953 million. Much of that growth is attributable to continued subscriber growth in the country as operators bundle services to decrease churn and increase customer loyalty.

But pay-TV operators are also rolling out inexpensive content packages and, perhaps more importantly, making it easy to access video-on-demand services and OTT.

Opera TV helps expand reach of Claro Video in growing LatAm market
LatAM, OTT, SVOD
Opera TV helps expand reach of Claro video in growing LatAm market
Nov 04 2016 5:00 AM

Opera TV is helping SVOD service Claro video expand its presence in Latin America’s growing market, helping Claro streamline its app development and deployment efforts.

LatAm SVOD subs to top 31M; Brazil, Mexico take top 2 spots
LatAM, SVOD, OTT
LatAm SVOD subs to top 31M; Brazil, Mexico take top 2 spots
Oct 27 2016 5:45 AM

The number of subscription video on-demand users in Latin America is expected to hit 31.81 million by 2021, a 161% increase from the 12.19 million subscribers in the region at the end of 2015. Nearly one-in-five TV households will subscribe to an OTT service, up from just 11% this year.

Pay TV subs slide in Brazil; 42% of all video viewing is online
LatAM, Pay TV, OTT
Pay TV subs slide in Brazil; 42% of all video viewing is online
Oct 11 2016 11:15 AM

Brazil’s pay-TV woes continued in August with Y/Y subscriber numbers falling to 18.9 million from 19.6 million in 2015, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported. The 3.5% decline puts the industry down about 673,000 customers, as a sluggish economy and increased number of OTT users continue to take a toll.

When compared to July 2016, the number of pay-TV subscribers was down by 20,737. 

Telefónica asks regulators, gov’t to work with it as it vows $3B spend in Peru
LatAM, Operators
Telefónica asks regulators, gov’t to work with it as it vows $3B spend in Peru
Oct 11 2016 7:45 AM

Telefónica has reaffirmed its commitment to drive Peru’s digital transformation, promising to spend $3 billion expanding products and services there by 2020.

Chairman José María Álvarez-Pallete said the Spanish multinational would bolster its IoT investments in the areas of health, education and security, among others, saying “We are convinced that digital life is an essential part of being human.”

APAC, Pay TV, EMEA
Report: Americas see 1st quarterly loss in pay-TV subs; APAC booming
Sep 26 2016 8:15 AM

North, Central and South Americas recorded their first pay-TV subscriber loss even, according to the quarterly informitv Multiscreen Index, a modest 290,000 customers, but a loss nonetheless.

American Movil floats new freemium service in LatAm, Claro Video Básico
LatAM, OTT
American Movil floats new freemium service in LatAm, Claro Video Básico
Sep 21 2016 10:30 AM

Operator American Movil is trolling for new customers in Latin America, rolling out a free streaming service called Claro Video Básico in a number of markets.

The service, on the same website as its SVOD and TVOD offerings, has a very limited catalog of some 500 titles, including content for kids, movies, short films and documentaries and sports. It does include Claro Video’s original productions La Hermandad and El Torito.

Netflix’s international subs to outnumber US customers by 2018
SVOD, Netflix
Netflix’s international subs to outnumber US customers by 2018
Aug 23 2016 8:30 AM

As Netflix’s subscriber growth in the United States, where the streamer already is in 45 million households, slows, it should come as no surprise that the bulk of its future growth is expected to come from its international business.

In fact, IHS this week forecasts that not only will growth be more rapid globally moving forward, but that the number of international subscribers will surpass U.S. subs by 2018.

Global smartphone sales up as consumers opt for pricier, bigger devices
Mobile, LatAM, APAC, EMEA
Global smartphone sales up as consumers opt for pricier, bigger devices
Aug 22 2016 7:45 AM

Mid- and high-end smartphone sales are accelerating globally, said researcher GfK, with high-volumes of device sales expected from emerging markets like Africa, parts of Asia and China.

Mobile video is likely a significant market driver as the percentage of sale of phones with larger screens also has increased.

Netflix plans to top $6 billion content budget in 2017
Netflix, Content
Netflix plans to top $6 billion content budget in 2017
Jul 28 2016 7:00 AM

Netflix is planning to increase its investment in original and licensed content beyond the $6 billion it spent this year, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told the Television Critics Assn. in Beverly Hills Wednesday.

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