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LatAM, SVOD, Netflix
Netflix has more than 70% of Mexico’s SVOD market
Dec 12 2016 2:45 PM

Five years after it launched in Mexico, Netflix is dominating the SVOD market, with a share estimated to be more than 70% of the 6.2 million households with an SVOD service at the close of Q3.

Pay-TV penetration up in LatAm, but growth opportunities remain
LatAM, Pay TV
Pay-TV penetration up in LatAm, but growth opportunities remain
Dec 03 2016 10:30 PM

Pay-TV service penetration in Latin America and the Caribbean has reached 57%, according to a new report, with Argentina having more than 87% or its TV homes subscribed to a service, the most in the region.

The report, from the Organización de Telecomunicaciones de Iberoamérica (OTI), found that Puerto Rico has the next highest pay-TV penetration in the region (68%), followed by Uruguay (61%), Mexico (57%) and Costa Rica (54%).

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.

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.

LatAm pay-TV revenue growth to trail subscriber additions
LatAM, Pay TV, OTT
LatAm pay-TV revenue growth to trail subscriber additions
Aug 24 2016 7:00 AM

Despite expected strong growth in Latin American pay-TV subscriber numbers of more than 16%, revenues are forecast to grow just half as much, as competition between providers -- and from OTT services -- and bundling of home services combine to constrain video service prices.

Mexico sees increase in OTT use as pay-TV growth reportedly stalls
LatAM, OTT, Pay TV
Mexico sees increase in OTT use as pay-TV growth stalls
Aug 09 2016 2:15 PM

More than a quarter of Mexican consumer watch video online, with smartphones being their primary device for consumption. OTT is playing an increasing role among consumers in Mexico where just 46% of households have a pay-TV subscription.

A new study found that nearly two thirds of users – 62% -- watch video on smartphones, with YouTube being the content most users, more than 90%, say they’ve watched.

Fox launches standalone SVOD service on Dish in Mexico
LatAM, OTT
Fox launches standalone SVOD service on Dish in Mexico
Jun 01 2016 9:00 AM

The over-the-top gold rush in Latin America – specifically Mexico – continues this week as Fox Networks Group is making its Fox+ SVOD platform available as a standalone play on the Dish OTT service in Mexico.

The service features more than 500 movies monthly and 350 TV series and won’t require users to have a pay-TV service to access content.

21% of consumers surveys in Brazil, Mexico plan to add Netflix this year
LatAM, Netflix
21% of consumers surveyed in Brazil, Mexico plan to add Netflix this year
May 23 2016 10:30 AM

Nearly a quarter of consumers surveyed in Brazil and Mexico said they intend to join to the subscription video service in the next year, according to a new poll, while just 8% of the respondents said they haven’t heard of the subscription video company.

The Piper Jaffray survey found that 7% were subscribers at some point, but canceled.

Brazil’s pay-TV subscriber numbers tumbled in 2015
LatAM, Pay TV, Cord Cutting
Brazil’s pay-TV subscriber numbers tumbled in 2015
Mar 30 2016 6:45 AM

Woeful times for Brazilian pay-TV operators as the political and economy turmoil – and expanding over-the-top options -- continue to push subscribers away to the tune of a 460,130 customer decline in 2015.

Dataxis reports that operators tallied 19.12 million subscribers at the close of 2015, compared to 19.57 a year earlier.

Satellite services accounted for 58.4% of total pay-TV households (HH), but Dataxis reports the the sector has been slipping of late.

Mexico’s Televisa looking to reap harvest from growing SVOD market in Latin America
LatAM, SVOD, Netflix
Mexico’s Televisa looking to reap harvest from growing SVOD market in Latin America
Feb 23 2016 9:00 AM

Mexican mass media company Televisa is rolling out the region’s latest “Netflix killer,” an SVOD service known as “Blim” designed to take advantage of booming online video consumption in Latin America.

The service will feature sports, entertainment, news, soap operas and films. It launched this week with an exclusive for the new James Bond movie, Spectre; part of which was filmed in Mexico City.

Yahoo closes two LatAm outposts, weighs future of international business
LatAM, Online Video
Yahoo closes two LatAm outposts, weighs future of international business
Jan 29 2016 10:30 AM

Belt tightening has prompted Yahoo to close its offices in Argentina and Mexico, although it said it has plans to continue to operate in Latin American through its offices in Brazil and Coral Gables, Fla.

The news was first reported in Tech Crunch.

A Yahoo spokesperson confirmed the move and attributed the decision by the struggling Internet company on an effort to focus on “maximizing growth.”

Strong additions for Mexico’s pay-TV subscriber base in Q2 as deregulation fuels growth
LatAM, Pay TV, OTT
Strong additions for Mexico’s pay-TV subscriber base in Q2 as deregulation helps fuel growth
Dec 01 2015 7:45 AM

Mexico’s pay-TV industry saw strong subscriber growth in Q2 2015, adding more than 437,000 new customers to finish the quarter at 16.98 million subscribers. The industry added 1.54 million subscribers Y/Y, growing 10% over the past 12 months.

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