MEXICO CITY, July 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Totalplay, a Grupo Salinas company that provides the most innovative tripleplay service though the fastest network of direct-to-home fiber optics, announced today an alliance with Netflix, the world's leading Internet television network, to integrate the Netflix app directly into Totalplay set-top boxes as of July.
This is the first time in Mexico that the Netflix app is included in a Pay TV platform. Totalplay clients can access their Netflix accounts in a simple manner, with a single remote control, and can enjoy content without the need for a Smart TV or external consoles.
"Totalplay is the most innovative telecommunications provider in Mexico," said Eduardo Kuri, CEO of Totalplay. "Accessing Netflix is now as simple as changing the channel."
Totalplay offers more than 260 channels –including 85 in HD–, AnytimeTV, video and music on demand and now Netflix. The Totalplay network delivers the fastest connections in Mexico, according to the Netflix Speed Index, which measures network velocities throughout the world.
"TotalPlay's integration of Netflix will make it easier for their customers to watch Netflix on their TVs and they will now have access to movies and shows such as Orange is the New Black," said Bill Holmes, Global Head of Business Development for Netflix.
In addition to being the first to offer the service in set-top boxes, Totalplay is directly connected to Netflix servers, enabling a better Netflix experience with faster start-up times and superior image quality. TotalPlay subscribers can sign up for Netflix service with on-screen prompts or access existing Netflix accounts and enjoy a wide selection of movies and TV shows.
The Netflix catalog includes movies like La Dictadura Perfecta, documentaries such as Virunga, kid series such as Dreamworks' Dragons, Netflix original series such as Sense8, House of Cards or the upcoming Club de Cuervos and Narcos.
About Totalplay and Grupo Salinas
Totalplay is the most innovative triple play service in Mexico. Its fiber optic network offers the fastest Internet connections in the Americas. Totalplay is currently available in: Mexico City and the metropolitan area, Celaya, Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Merida, Pachuca, Puebla and Toluca, with more cities soon.
Grupo Salinas is a group of dynamic, fast-growing, and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, and improving society through excellence. Founded by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas, Grupo Salinas companies include Grupo Elektra --Latin America's leading financial services company and specialty retailer and the largest non-bank provider of cash advance services in the United States, with over 6,000 points of sale in Mexico, the US, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama and Peru-- and Azteca --one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world, operating two national television networks in Mexico, El Trece and Azteca 7, through more than 300 owned and operated stations across the country, and Proyecto 40, a UHF channel. Azteca affiliates include Azteca America, a broadcast television network focused on the rapidly growing U.S. Hispanic market-- Other Grupo Salinas companies are Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia and Azteca Comunicaciones Peru, which connect rural areas with world class fiber optic networks.
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 62 million members in over 50 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
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