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Facebook and the future of antitrust

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I just did not wanted to pass this month to remark on recent events on competition and antitrust in the internet services. I like this quote from Hal Varian “You cannot run out of html”. It shows that internet is a very contestable market, but on the other hand, AI, big data and APIs could difficult access to monetization. Would regulation stop the power of the internet? We need to...

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...

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...

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Alberto Esenaro

I am a Mexican lawyer with experience in technology, energy, automotive, infrastructure and business. Worked for law firms, international companies and Government bodies on business advice, regulatory compliance and litigation.

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