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Streaming services to surpass pay-TV in Latin America in 2020

The launch of new platforms striving to compete with Netflix will further boost video streaming in the region

Streaming services to surpass pay-TV in Latin America in 2020
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The streaming war is a global fight, but the next 12 months will be crucial for regional battles in Latin America. Not only will the region receive two new platforms from media big-hitters, capable of going toe-to-toe with hegemon Netflix, but also the number of subscribers to this type of service is set to exceed the traditional pay-TV customer base for the first time in history.

Latin America is expected to end 2020 with 62.2 million subscribers to streaming video services, a 36-percent increase on last year’s figures. Even more impressive are the projections for the near future. By...

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