Media Law International México OTT
While the free-to-air and pay-TV markets remain robust, digital platforms are creating opportunities for production, distribution and consumption while Mexico’s young population drives a mobile and digital-focussed economy.
Netflix maintains a leading presence in the OTT space while Televisa’s Blim is increasing its
Juan Fernando, Acedo Santamarina, commented: “OTT services are essentially what is always in discussion as they are not regulated in the same way and these types of services are increasing.”
Lawyers say the regulation of OTT services, essentially the regulation of the internet, means a review of net neutrality, freedom of expression and consumer rights.
At the start of 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allowed the increased foreign ownership of Spanish-language broadcaster Univision by TV powerhouse Grupo Televisa.
Acedo Santamarina is traditionally known for its media and technology focus and broader emphasis on data privacy and corporate transactions. Since its establishment in 2009, the firm has built a leading practice specialised in the communication industry. Founding partner Andrés Acedo M. regularly advises authorities including Federal Telecommunications Institute and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation on related projects.