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Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max arrive in LatAm; Amazon Prime Video in Mexico

In this Latin America video spotlight, S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a monthly rundown of over-the-top and other video initiatives in Latin American territories.


* Streaming platforms from leading companies Apple Inc., The Walt Disney Co. and Warner Media LLC's HBO, will be coming to Latin America, Variety reported Oct. 12. Apple TV+ will be launching Nov.1, while HBO Max and Disney+ will be available in 2020. AT&T Inc. owns Warner Media.

* Inc.'s Prime Video Channels launched in Mexico, allowing users access to various content providers, such as HBO, Viacom International Media Networks Inc.'s Paramount+ and Noggin, as well as Starz's Starzplay, Advanced Television reported Oct. 10. In addition, Amazon plans to launch its second original production in Brazil, "Soltos em Floripa," in 2020, NexTV News reported Oct. 22. Viacom Inc. owns Viacom International Media Networks.


* Brazilian film distribution company Pandora Filmes will launch classic film streaming platform Belas Artes on Oct. 31, Variety reported Oct. 17. Juliana Brito is representing Pandora Filmes at this year's Lumiere Festival to look for films that will fit the theme of the planned streaming service.

* Paramount Pictures Corp. unit Paramount Channel Latinoamerica is bringing its first original series commission "Dani Who?" to Amazon Prime Video beginning Nov. 8, Variety reported Oct. 8.

* Walt Disney titles will be available on Amazon Prime Video in Latin America under an agreement between the companies, Variety reported Oct. 1. The agreement will run from Oct. 1 to September 2020.

* Red Intercable, a group of small and medium-sized cable operators in Argentina, teamed up with Telecom Argentina to launch a new streaming platform, to be called DiBox Go, Telecompaper reported Sept. 30. The offering will initially be rolled out as an app and will have a dedicated set-top box during the second phase.

* Brazilian operator Oi SA launched the Streaming Box device, which connects TVs to the internet and allows browsing and streaming on smart TVs, Telecompaper reported Sept. 20. The device is a hub for over-the-top video content applications and is available for 480 Brazilian reais.

* The HBO Go channel is now available on Roku Inc.'s channel store in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru, HBO Latin America announced Sept. 19.

* Telefónica SA's first original eight-episode series in Latin America, "Un dia Eres Joven," launched on its streaming platform Movistar Play, Telecompaper reported Sept. 16. Two episodes per week will be released on Movistar Play app in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.

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