‘SVOD to dominate free’ in Lat Am

Subscription VOD services will continue to dominate free OTT offers in Latin America, according to new research. Digital TV Research predicts SVOD will contribute 62% of regional revenues from OTT television episodes and movies in 19 Latin American territories to 2022. This equates to US$2.86 billion of a US$4.6 billion total. The overall picture for […]

Netflix takes global rights to RTVE drama

Streaming giant Netflix has acquired rights to Spanish sci-fi drama El Ministerio del Tiempo. Netflix subscribers will be able to access the series in 2017 in 190 territories worldwide. In Spain, it airs on RTVE’s public channel La 1. El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Department of Time) has been likened to BBC family drama Doctor […]

Televisa SVOD net takes Imira package

Televisa’s Latin American SVOD service, Blim, has bought eight children’s series from Spanish distributor Imira Entertainment. The deal hands the platform the Imira-produced Lucky Fred (pictured), Lola & Virginia, Sandra the Fairytale Detective, Aurora World’s Yoohoo & Friends, SpeedRacer Next Generation from Imira parent Toonz Entertainment, Zodiak Kids’ Martin Mystery, Xilam’s A Kind of Magic, […]

Blim takes 300 hours from RTVE

New Latin American SVOD service Blim has acquired more than 300 hours of programming from the commercial arm of Spanish pubcaster RTVE. The deal hands Grupo Televisa-owned Blim 18 dramas, including exclusive Latin American streaming rights to Los Misterios de Laura (The Mysteries of Laura), El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Ministry of Time) and Carlos, […]

Televisa bags Top Gear, Doctor Who for SVOD

Televisa has snagged a raft of BBC programming for its recently-launched SVOD service Blim. The Mexican media giant has inked a deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, covering over 200 hours of programming across drama, factual and entertainment. The agreement covers Top Gear (left), the car magazine series and best-selling […]

Televisa pulls shows from Netflix

Mexican broadcaster has pulled its programming from Netflix as it positions its own SVOD platform, Blim. “Televisa content will be exclusively for Blim; that’s our strategy,” said Blim’s director general, Carlos Sandoval in an interview with Forbes Mexico. This means strong performing local shows such as soaps Rebelde and Teresa will come off Netflix and […]

Televisa SVOD service bags 800-ep deal

Mexican SVOD platform Blim has scored a content deal with Canada’s 9 Story Media Group that comprises more than 800 episodes. Televisa launched Blim last month in a bid to battle the newly-launched Netflix, and has now significantly bolstered its kids programming line up with the 9 Story agreement. The deal includes seasons one to […]

Televisa creates Netflix SVOD rival

Mexican broadcaster Televisa has launched an SVOD service, Blim, which will go head-to-head with Netflix in Latin America. The service debuted yesterday with exclusive, first-run programming such as James Bond movie Spectre and US series such as Wayward Pines. It will also include a large volume of Televisa library programming. The plan is to create […]