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It appears that Televisa's content will only be shown on its own platforms, after the Mexican group says it will withdraw its portfolio from Netflix later this year.

blim logoLooking to increase exclusivity of the recently launched video-on-demand (VOD) service blim, Televisa will only distribute its content through its own streaming platform. “This is our strategy,” said Carlos Sandoval, the platform's director, in an interview with Forbes.

The battle for content exclusivity is coming to the fore in Mexico, as traditional content providers are now betting on their own distribution channels.

Indeed, Televisa's telenovelas Rebelde and Teresa were among Netflix's most watched content in Mexico, according to Forbes. But now, Televisa wants its 13,000-plus hours of soap operas to only be aired on blim.

Mexico's largest pay-TV group is putting all its effort into competing within the OTT market, in which 17 players, including HBO Go in partnership with Dish, are competing, with Netflix and Clarovideo having very strong positions.

In addition to focusing on its content portfolio, Sandoval said that multiscreen is also key for blim's development, and announced the service will be available on Xbox, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, Samsung smart TVs, Apple TV and Roku within three months.