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Betting in streaming market: former Disney officer created Quibi and goes out to compete with Netflix  

It was founded in 2018 by Jeffrey Katzenberg, former president of Walt Disney Studios; it received investments from The Walt Disney Company, JP Morgan, Liberty Global and Viacom and in Las Vegas made its official presentation. It's called Quibi and its launching date is April 6 only for smartphones in the United States, at which time it will start competing against Netflix. To date it has reached an agreement with T-Mobile US to group Quibii and has raised US$150,000,000 in advertising.

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Argentina · Satellites19/10/2020

Argentina’s 3rd satellite construction progressing

The investment will be US$ 250 million and officials estimate that it will pay itself off in five years. Arsat president, Pablo Tognetti, explained to Convergencia that the satellite, with an estimated useful life of 15 years, would bill about US$ 750 million.

Bolivia · Politics14/10/2020

In search of normality, Bolivia elects’ president next Sunday

The MAS representative, Luis Arce, and former president Carlos Mesa are the main candidates, although polls indicate a second round as probable.

Regional · Pay TV · Internet & OTT09/10/2020

SME cable companies in Latin America, faced with the challenge of subsisting

Chambers from Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Uruguay and Argentina participated in a virtual forum. The collection came to fall 50% in the first months of the pandemic in some cases. A "derogatory treatment" on the part of the programmers, who demand increases for the renewal of content contracts, even in this scenario is denounced. And in turn, these content providers become competitors of the cable companies as they transfer exclusive content from pay TV programming schedules to their own OTTs.

República Dominicana · Regulation07/10/2020

New management at head of Indotel wants to increase demand for quality in expansion of services

This was stated by its Executive Director, Julissa Cruz Abreu. In dialogue with Convergencialatina, she analyzed the current situation of the entity, the connectivity problems in areas of the Interior and the goals of the National Spectrum Policy, with a horizon to 2030.

Argentina · Smartphones & Devices08/10/2020

Mobile factories on the eve of a new year with record fall

The president of the Asociación de Fábricas de Terminales de Electrónica (Afarte) (Association of Electronics Terminal Factories), Federico Hellemeyer, did not dare to project a number for 2020 but acknowledged that companies expect to end the year at a “much lower” level than in the previous one. The plants established in Tierra del Fuego were stopped for 84 days in total: 60 between March and May and ther 24 days in August.  

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