HBO Latin America grows its business in the region, Eccho Rights ships Turkish dramas to the Baltics, just 10% of Guatemalan users access TV networks via legal devices, The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations, Netflix announces 30 new international originals for 2018, amd more.
This Week in the News:
HBO Latin America grows its business in the region. The recently appointed President of New Media Distribution and Development at HBO LatAm speaks with ttvnews about the consolidation HBO GO's offer in the region, the launch of an international distribution unit for local originals and the most anticipated releases for 2018. The company continues to work towards its goal of presenting four or five productions a year.
Eccho Rights ships Turkish dramas to the Baltics. The Swedish distribution company has announced the sale of over 600 hours of Turkish content to Lithuania and Leetonia after a deal with All Media Baltics. Titles include Phi, Cennet, Life of Secrets, Gonul, Can't Run From Love, and Brave and Beautiful.
Just 10% of Guatemalan users access TV networks via legal devices. The 13th edition of the Antipiracy & Content Summit Tour in Guatemala was the venue chosen by international industry players to reaffirm the need to raise awareness among operators and users about illegal access to audiovisual content. According to LAAPIP's Francisco Escutia, "there are more than 16,000 pirate websites in the world, 400 of which are in Spanish."
The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations. The film by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro stands as the favorite for the 2018 Oscars with 13 nominations, including best film, director and script. Dunkirk, by Christopher Nolan, stands as the runner up with eight nominations. Del Toro's movie is just one nomination shy from the historic record, met by La La Land, Titanic and Eva al desnudo.
Netflix announces 30 new international originals for 2018. Boosted by the success of its original titles and 6.36 million new subscribers outside the US, the streaming platform doubled its global operating income for 2017 and announced 30 new international productions for 2018. New titles will come from several countries including France, Poland, India, Korea and Japan.