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It´s not TV, it´s OTT: Dish lauched HBO Go in Mexico

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If you ever have the opportunity to ask Reed Hastings (@reedhastings), Netflix CEO: “What keeps you awake at night?” Most probably, the answer would be “TV Everywhere”. These days, TV business is trying to figure out how to monetize premium content on a hyper connected sharing economy. Dish Mexico, operated by MVS Comunicaciones, just launched HBO Go as a standalone...

A few Statistitcs from 2015

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The business year ended a couple of weeks ago. A fair year for business in Mexico with the traction provoked by the opening markets (telecom, energy, transport, etc.) Numbers on this blog were good too. Here are some statistics I would like to share with you. The blog had 1.4 Million hits with a more than 86 thousand visitors. This is a slight improvement from previous year. As to the most...

IFTMX said OTT and PaidTV were not created equal

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Last week IFT, telecom antitrust and regulator in Mexico, issued a resolution declaring that Televisa is not dominant in paidTV. The resolution was controversial to many, of course. However, it threw some legal precedents on OTT, for subscription video-on-demand (SVOD). According to IFT, SVOD is not, in terms of relevant market for antitrust proceedings, substitute to paid TV, based on the facts...

TPP to challenge Mexican legal market

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I just read the post from @JohnGrimley “Lawyers rush to win new work from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).” It just makes you wonder of the future of lawyers in Mexico. TPP will free the major trade zone of the world with over 40% of global economy, and excluding China, for now. Mexican Ministry of Economy promised to release public versions of TPP for public discussion on...

#StartupsMX The legal certainty for the rest of us

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FinTech revolution is happening around the world. While sound financial institutions are exploring business possibilities, the real deal is happening in the startup scene. Bitcoin is just one of them. Beyond decentralizing payments system around the world, Bitcoin is set to aid several industries. Legal services are a growing niche. Mifiel is a Guadalajara-based initiative launched by the same...

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