Argentina launches OTT service ahead of World Cup

Argentina’s Federal System of Public Media and Content has launched a new OTT platform that will provide live streaming of forthcoming national team football tournament the Fifa World Cup.

The government body unveiled the platform, entitled Contar, at the NexTV Series Argentina event.

It will provide live streaming, on a free to access basis, of channels such as TV Pública, Paka Paka, DeporTV and Encuentro, as well as video on demand content.

State broadcaster TV Pública will be covering the World Cup, for which Argentina has been drawn in Group D alongside Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria. Live matches will be provided through Contar.

Contar will be geo-locked for access solely in Argentina, but content will be packaged for distribution internationally.