Blim

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Blim
Blim logo.svg
Type of site
Public
Available in Spanish
Headquarters Mexico City, Mexico
Owner Televisa S.A. de C.V
Products
Services
Website www.blim.com
Registration Required
Launched 22 February 2016; 2 years ago (2016-02-22)

Blim is an on-demand video subscription service, offered online via Televisa S.A. de C.V,[1] through an internet connection, which offers access to the programs for strictly personal use, in exchange for payment of the monthly subscription.[2]

Its center of operations is in Mexico City, it is currently available in 17 countries: Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Panama, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guatemala, Bolivia, Honduras, Paraguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Belize.[3]

It owns productions of Televisa, as well as titles of creators and distributors like Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and BBC.[4]

To compete with other video services on demand initially offers the monthly subscription of $109 Mexican peso.[5]Like Netflix, Blim offers the first free month of its service.[6]

Controversy[edit]

In 2016, Televisa realized people watched more Netflix than cable television. To re-gain all their lost viewers, they decided to remove all its original content from Netflix in order to create its own Netflix-like streaming service, which was called Blim. Soon after Televisa announced Blim, the Mexicans started mocking Televisa through memes that strongly opinionated and mocked Televisa for producing lesser quality original content in comparison to the more critically Netflix original content.[7] Netflix itself released an ad which made fun of Televisa's original content, and criticized Bilm and Televisa for the perceived lesser quality of their content, as well as for removing their content from Netflix. The ad featured a man being sad because Televisa original content was removed, and his mom looking weird at him.[8] Televisa retaliated by releasing an ad, where a look-like man dressed the same as the man who was sad in Netflix's ad, was happy for buying Blim,[9] however Televisa's ad did not got the response it expected, because the ad only caused Televisa to get even more not favorable criticisms in comparison to Netflix. Causing Blim and Televisa to be even more heavily criticized for not understanding millennials, some which were as far as thanking Televisa for removing their content from Netflix, the main argument against Televisa, was people arguing there was no need to pay for a streaming service, in order to see series that are available to watch without even needing to buy cable in the first place.[10][11]

Original programming[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Status
40 y 20 Comedy April 1, 2016[12] 3 seasons, 39 episodes Renewed for a fourth season[13]
Nosotros los guapos Comedy August 16, 2016[14] 3 seasons, 44 episodes Pending
Sin rastro de ti Telenovela September 9, 2016[15] 1 season, 16 episodes Ended
Blue Demon Drama November 11, 2016[16] 3 seasons, 65 episodes Ended
Súper X Comedy January 20, 2017[17] 2 seasons, 16 episodes Pending
Sincronía Drama Suspense March 1, 2017[18] 1 season, 12 episodes Pending
Las 13 esposas de Wilson Fernández Black comedy May 12, 2017[19] 1 season, 13 episodes Renewed for a second season[20]
Érase una vez Fairy tale October 2, 2017[21] 1 season, 12 episodes[22] Pending
Dogma Suspense November 1, 2017[23] 1 season, 13 episodes[24] Pending
¡Ay Güey! Comedy December 24, 2017[25] 1 season, 5 episodes Pending
Upcoming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Televisa lanza servicio de contenido bajo demanda". eleconomista.com.mx (in Spanish). February 22, 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Términos de uso". blim.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Televisa le entra a la competencia en "streaming"". eluniversal.com.mx (in Spanish). El Universal México. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Elias, Irán (22 May 2016). "El imperio del streaming". elsiglodetorreon.com.mx (in Spanish). El Siglo del Torreón México. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Conoce Blim, la nueva plataforma de contenidos en español". espectaculos.televisa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  6. ^ Gutiérrez, Óscar (15 March 2016). "Todo lo que necesitas saber de Blim, el competidor mexicano de Netflix". cnet.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  7. ^ ""Memes" se lanzan contra Blim - El Diario de Yucatán". yucatan.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Netflix se burla de Televisa y Rebelde - Forbes Mexico" (in Spanish). 4 October 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Blim intenta burlarse de Netflix y todo sale mal (VIDEO)" (in Spanish). 25 October 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Dos semanas probando Blim". eluniversal.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Blim, copia de Netflix, fracasará porque Televisa no entiende a los mileniales" (in Spanish). 22 February 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  12. ^ Rangel, Alma. "Estreno de la serie 40 y 20 por Blim 1 de abril". tvyespectaculos.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "40 y 20 estrena segunda temporada y prepara dos más". todotvnews.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  14. ^ ""Nosotros los guapos", serie de comedia que se transmite por Blim". terra.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "Adriana Louvier desaparecerá misteriosamente en 'Sin Rastro de Ti'". Televisa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "Ya hay fecha para inicio de serie de Blue Demon". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  17. ^ "Blim estrena 1a temporada de la serie original Super X". mnientretenimiento.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  18. ^ ""Sincronía" estrena 1 de marzo, en exclusiva por blim: Gustavo Loza. Con Flor Rubio". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  19. ^ Mendez, Nancy. "'Las 13 esposas de Wilson Fernández', un historia cómica de amor". excelsior.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  20. ^ "Segunda temporada de "Las 13 esposas de Wilson Fernández", confirmada". 20minutos.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  21. ^ "Lo que no te contaron del cuento, muy pronto lo sabrás... #ÉraseUnaVez llega en exclusiva a blim a partir del 2 de octubre". Twitter.com (in Spanish). Blim. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  22. ^ ""Había una vez" la descarada copia de "Once Upon A Time" que Televisa trajo a Blim". sandiegored.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  23. ^ "¡Ten cuidado con lo que crees! Todos los episodios de #Dogma en exclusiva". Twitter.com (in Spanish). Blim. Retrieved 2 November 2017. 
  24. ^ Woodside, Maxine. ""Dogma" de 13 capítulos y por Blim, adelanta Moisés Arizmendi". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  25. ^ "¡Ay Güey! estrena por blim el 24 de diciembre". televisa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 January 2018. 

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