Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sportflix misses launch date, triggers question marks about its future

Sports streaming platform Sportflix has missed its launched date, set for August 30, as it was previously announced. The company said in a brief statement posted on its website that “before offering a service in exchange for a subscription, the platform must go through the processes necessary to provide the best quality” Meanwhile, in social [...]

Telefonica Peru invests in 4G network, reinforces its video streaming strategy

Telefonica Peru plans to invest more than S/350 million (USD 106.6 million) this year to deploy 4G technology in the country, mainly using 700 Mhz band. The figure represents a growth of 57% compared to 2016. In this way, the company intends to “continue improving the quality of services” and supports “the quality of new [...]

Ecuador reached 1.34 million pay TV subscribers in Q2

According to data provided by Ecuadors Agency for Regulation & Control of Telecommunications (Arcotel), the pay TV market ended the second quarter of 2017 with 1.34 million subscribers, which represents an increase of more than 16,000 subscribers compared to Q117. DirecTV led the market with 35.1% market share, followed by CNT TV (28.3%), TV Cable [...]

SKY Brasil closes deal with SBT, Record TV and RedeTV

Brazilian free-to-air TV channels represented by Simba -SBT, Record TV and RedeTV – reached an agreement with SKY Brasil, the country’s largest DTH system, to return to the operators lineup. The three channels stopped being transmitted in March with the switch-off in Sao Paulo, after failing to finalize a distribution agreement for their HD signals. [...]

Cablevisión adds nine HD channels

Argentina’s largest pay TV operator, Cablevisión, announced that it will launch nine new HD channels in September and will reach 70 in that technology. This way, the company seeks to “meet the needs of its customers, understanding the differential of a wide and robust content offering”. Starting on September 1, Cablevision will add Comedy Central [...]

Mexico to compensate Megacable and TDS for 2.5 Ghz spectrum

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) decided to compensate Megacable and TDS Communications with MX$ 84 million (USD 4.7 million) for the recovery of spectrum in 2.5 Ghz band, which will be auctioned in 2018 for mobile services, Expansión reported. IFT will allocate MX$ 9.5 million (USD 535,000) to TDS for the 190 MHz returned by [...]

Crunchyroll announces foreign dubbing initiative

Anime-focused video service Crunchyroll announced that it will start offering localized foreign language dubs for selected series. This initiative will start with Spanish dub for Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-. Besides Spanish, dubs for Brazilian Portuguese, German, and French are also planned for the future. The announcement was made during Crunchyroll Expo, which was [...]

Multimedios reinforces its TV strategy

Guillermo Franco, General Manager of Multimedios Televisión, spoke in an interview with NexTV News Latam about the recent tender process where the company obtained six new DTT channels. This way, Multimedios will expand its presence to more regions of the country, including Mexico City and its Metropolitan area. Multimedios Television has 50 years of experience in the [...]

AT&T won’t have to disinvest in Sky Mexico

AT&T Mexico said in a statement that the conditions imposed by Mexican regulator IFT to approve the merger with Time Warner “do not contemplate a structural separation or divestment processes” in Sky nor HBO LAG. “The IFT disclosed a series of conditions to which this transaction is subject, aimed at maintaining and promoting competition in [...]

Argentina’s soccer to remain on DTT until year-end

The matches of the Superliga, the new national soccer tournament, which began last weekend, were available on Argentinas DTT platform and according to Arsat president Rodrigo de Loredo, will continue to be transmitted on digital TV “for three or four more months.” “The TDA (Open Digital TV) will continue to broadcast soccer for several more [...]