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DAZN lowers subscription fee in Brazil; STARZPLAY rolls out in Latin America

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.

TOP NEWS

* Sports streaming platform DAZN will lower its monthly subscription fee in Brazil to 19.90 Brazilian reais in 2020, from 37.90 reais this year, Telecompaper reported Dec. 18, citing Portuguese magazine Exame. DAZN launched in Brazil in May.

* Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.-owned Starz's new international direct-to-consumer streaming app STARZPLAY launched in Brazil and Mexico, among other countries. The streaming offering is available in Latin America on Apple Inc.'s Apple TV and in Mexico on Amazon.com Inc.'s Prime Video, izzi, and Totalplay Telecomunicaciones SA De CV.

OTHER NEWS

* DAZN and Grupo Globo Media SA are negotiating over rights to air Copa do Brasil and Copa Sudamericana from 2020, NexTV News International reported Dec. 16, citing Observatório da Televisão.

* Nonfiction streaming platform Curiosity Stream is partnering with Millicom International Cellular SA to launch its service in nine Latin American countries, NexTV News International reported Dec. 11.

* Grupo Globo announced a plan to launch its new esports platform Player1 in 2020, NexTV News International reported Nov. 28.

* Netflix Inc. on Nov. 22 announced that it acquired rights to bring "A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon" in various markets, including in Latin America. The show, which Netflix acquired from Vivendi SA unit Studiocanal SA, will be available on the streaming platform in early 2020.

* Mexican operator América Móvil SAB de CV is conducting discussions for a potential deal that would see Netflix incorporated into the Telmex-branded broadband packages for new customers, Telecompaper reported Nov. 21, citing El Economista.

* The Walt Disney Co.'s Disney+ launched in Puerto Rico with a monthly subscription fee of $6.99, NexTV News International reported Nov. 20.

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