Totalmovie Announces Internet-Based Live Television Service; Partners with Sony

  Totalmovie Announces Internet-Based Live Television Service; Partners with

PR Newswire

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 28, 2012

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Totalmovie, a Grupo Salinas
company, and a leader in online premium on-demand video entertainment, plans
to launch one of the first global Internet-based live television service in
early 2013. The combined on-demand and live television service will be
available to consumers on multiple platforms including Web
( and Internet-connected devices including TVs, mobile
phones, tablets, streaming players and video gaming consoles.

Totalmovie is signing up strategic distribution partners in order to expedite
the rollout of its over-the-top (OTT) service in major emerging markets
worldwide. These partners include major telecommunications companies, Internet
service providers and Pay-TV firms around the world.

Initial distribution partners of the service include RACSA in Central America
and Iusacell in Mexico. The service will provide a selection of news,
children, sports and general interest programming, including Azteca channels
from Mexico.

Totalmovie and Sony also announced an agreement through which Sony will offer
in Latin America a pre-loaded Totalmovie application on its Internet connected
TV, PlayStation 3 consoles, Blu-Ray players and home theaters products. The
agreement is effective immediately for Mexico, Brazil and 20 other countries
in the region.

The Totalmovie application will allow users unlimited access to the extensive
Totalmovie catalog of hit Hollywood movies and television series for only
US$7.99 per month.

The public signing of the agreement was presided by Ricardo Salinas Pliego,
Grupo Salinas Chairman, Takayuki Suzuki, President of Sony Mexico and Samer
Salameh, Executive President of Totalmovie.

"This partnership is a winning formula for us, as we expand the horizon of fun
and entertainment options for the consumer," said Takayuki Suzuki, President
of Sony Mexico.

Totalmovie remains at the forefront of offering innovative OTT solutions with
a firm commitment to delivering "anytime, anyplace" premium video
entertainment to consumers. Totalmovie currently has almost 2.0M registered
users, and gets 5.0M unique visitors to its Web site every month, making it
the second-largest premium on-demand video service in Latin America.

About Totalmovie

A Grupo Salinas company and world leader in over-the-top (OTT) video
entertainment, Totalmovie ( is Latin America's first legal
premium video online streaming service. Launched in July 2011,
now operates in over 40 countries across Latin America, and has quickly become
the second largest online video service in the region.

The Totalmovie service offers subscribers thousands of hours of streaming
entertainment including movies, regional content and television series, and
soon live linear television channels, for a small monthly subscription fee.
The services can be enjoyed on PCs, Blue-Ray players, iPads, Android tablets,
Internet TV's, Play Station 3 and Smartphones. (For more information, please

About Grupo Salinas

Grupo Salinas ( is a group of dynamic, fast growing, and
technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value,
building the Mexican middle class, and improving society through excellence.
Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (,
Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the
top leaders of member companies. These companies include: TV Azteca
(;, Azteca America (,
Grupo Elektra (, Banco Azteca
(, Afore Azteca (, Advance
America (, Seguros Azteca (,
Grupo Iusacell ( and Totalmovie ( Each
of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own
management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity

Grupo Salinas media contact:
Daniel McCosh
+52 (55) 1720-0059

Total Movie business inquiries:
Cecilia Ruiz
+1 310 745 2025

SOURCE Totalmovie; Grupo Salinas

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