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Paramount+ arrives in Mexico on Claro Video
Viacom International Media Networks Americas (VIMNA) announced that its OTT Paramount+ will be available in Mexico from August 8th with Claro Video. The platform was recently launched in Latin America, where it is already available through the Brazilian operator Net, in addition to other international markets such as: Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland and Sweden. Claro Video users will be able to contract Paramount+ for a monthly subscription of US $4, which can be covered by their Telcel, Telmex / Telenor bill or credit cards. As well users will be able to enjoy the platform´s contents free of charge during the first seven days.   Source:https://www.prnewswire.com/
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TAITRA’s trade delegation to exhibit at the 2019 Tokyo Game Show[delegation list]
Tokyo Game Show (TGS), Japan’s largest gaming event, will be held September 12- 15 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will organize a trade delegation to showcase Taiwan’s newest digital gaming products, in a bid to create business opportunities between Japan and Taiwan. TGS has been held in Japan annually since 1996. Almost all the major Japanese gaming companies will exhibit at TGS. The primary focus of the annual gaming expo used to be on Japanese games, however as the event expanded it shifted its focus internationally. Last year, a total of 330 overseas companies exhibited. This is a must-attend event for game developers and distributors to showcase their newest gaming products or technology. The Taiwanese companies exhibiting at this year’s TGS are as follows: Business Solution Area JFI Games, Mie Translation, Shinwork Technology, Taipei Computer Association General Exhibition Area MSi, HyperX, Corsair, Brook, GranDen Indie Game Area Erotes Studio, fla Game Studio, Wowwow Tech, Miso Studio, iCan VR/AR Game Area Random Field Business Meeting Area Auer, Softstar, Softworld, WeGames, XAC, Winking, PWB Play, Winking Art, Toii If you‘re interested in quality gaming products, please visit us at TGS2019, September 12-15, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. Organizer: Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA Taiwan External Trade Development Council, TAITRA Booth no.3-N09  
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Televisa will launch videogame signal in Mexico & Latin America
Televisa Networks bets to diversify its portfolio of Pay TV signals and will launch on July 15th a new channel of video-games, sports, technology and geek culture, under the name of “BitMe” in Mexico and Latin America. The new signal will include 12 totally original productions. “BitMe” is the new bet of Televisa, a specialized channel of gaming, technology, eSports and geek culture such as collectibles & comics, where viewers will see information generated every day by different talents who have worked for years in the industry, in addition to emerging talents, according to Javier Rodriguez, responsible for content and production direction of Televisa. With the presence in Mexico and 17 other Latin American countries, in addition to the 12 original productions, “BitMe” will offer other contents of news, general information, entertainment, tips & updates of video games and technology with a different point of view.   Source: https://www.prnewswire.com/
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Mexico accuses Louis Vuitton of copying indigenous design
Mexico´s Culture Secretariat is jealously guarding traditional Mexican designs from being used by international fashion brands. Culture Secretary Alejandra Frausto has sent a letter to the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton over the latter´s use of indigenous Mexican patterns for a very expensive chair. The letter notes that in Vuitton´s collection “Dolls by Raw Edges”, one particular chair uses embroidery patterns that are intellectual property of the Mexican indigenous Otomí community of Tenango de Doria-Hidalgo. The chair, with a price tag of US $18,200, uses embroidered images of multicolored animals which are typical to Tenango de Doria. The chair has been taken down from Louis Vuitton´s website and social media pages.   Source: https://www.univision.com/
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Animation as a growing sector of the Creative Industries in Mexico
During 2018, the animated films that premiered in the country contributed 12% of the total cinematic revenues, equivalent to US $8.77 million, according to the Mexican Institute of Cinematography. (IMCINE for its acronym in Spanish). Although in 2018 only five feature films of this genre were released in the country, they succeeded in convoking more than 4 million people in movie theaters, a figure higher than those reported by suspense, romance or documentary films. The total cinematographic industry represents 7.6% of Mexico´s GDP and has an annual growth of +8.3%. Currently there are more than 100 animation studios, which generate more than 30,000 indirect jobs. These figures make Mexico one of the 20 exporters of creative industries in the world.   Source : https://www.xataka.com/

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