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 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 […]

Euro broadcaters buy Outlander

A raft of international broadcasters including HBO Netherlands and Viasat have acquired US drama series Outlander. Sony Pictures Television distributes the series and has struck the sales deals, with several buyers in Latin America also buying the scripted series. The series, based on Diana Gabaldon’s second book in the Outlander series, Dragonfly in Amber, was […]

América Móvil launches Netflix rival

Latin America’s largest telco América Móvil is taking on Netflix with the launch of a cut-price programme streaming service. The Clarovideo service has rolled out in Mexico and undercuts Netflix with a monthly subscription fee of Peso69 (US$5.32). Netflix, meanwhile, launched last year and is priced at Peso99. In its latest financial results Netflix said it […]