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DirecTV acquires Las Americas basketball league rights

Pay-TV Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 19-12-2014

Through an agreement with the international basketball federation, FIBA, pay-TV operator DirecTV has purchased exclusive rights for the pan-American competition La Liga de Las Américas, which now be known as DirecTV Liga de Las Américas.

¡Hola! TV reaches eight million in US, LATAM

Pay-TV Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 19-12-2014

Announcing it has exceeded expectations for 2014, fashion channel ¡Hola! TV says it is now present in over eight million homes in Latin America and the US, after reaching distribution agreements in Central America with Tigo-Amnet and Claro TV.

Netflix denies Spanish launch rumours

OTT Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 19-12-2014

Only hours after Toshiba's director for Spain and Portugal Noemí Rodrigo stated that Netflix would be landing in Spain in 2015 at a company event in Madrid, the over-the-top (OTT) platform contradicted him, saying this was not the case.

Device fragmentation, pricing and multiscreen matter most in CDN usage

Online Video Editor 19-12-2014

A survey of online video professionals in North America and Europe as to how their firms use content delivery networks has shown the extent to which multiscreen streaming is now mainstream.

Telefónica, Ericsson take Internet to Peruvian Amazon

Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 19-12-2014

Initially targeting government entities but aiming to take the whole region into the Internet era, Telefónica Peru and Ericsson are jointly implementing a project to provide Internet access via 4G/LTE in the Peruvian Amazon during 2015.

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