Monthly Archives: August 2017

Multimedios Television to expand coverage in Mexico

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) started the bidding process for digital terrestrial television channels. Multimedios Televisión obtained a total of six new channels, which will expand its presence to more regions of the country. The value of the offer for the TV channels reached more than MX $ 647 million (USD 36.3 million). In this [...]

ANTV, EU boost digital TV deployment in Colombia

Colombia’s National Television Authority (ANTV) and the European Union (EU) announced the beginning of an agreement to support the migration to digital terrestrial television in Colombia. The agreement includes an investment of 8 million (USD 9.4 million) by the EU, which will target three key aspects: technical assistance to government entities, set-top boxes for the [...]

CDF sued by Sernac over streaming outages

The National Consumer Service (Sernac) of Chile filed a class action against El Canal del Fútbol (CDF) over Estadio CDFs streaming outages during the match between Colo Colo and Universidad Catolica. On that occasion, Sernac received 271 claims about the problems, which prevented users from accessing the transmission of the derby match. Sernac said in [...]

Amazonas 5 satellite gets ready to expand 4K offer in Latin America

HIspasat announced that The Amazonas 5 satellite has arrived at the International Launch Services (ILS) launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, where  the last series of test will be run before its launch, scheduled for September. The satellite will provide DTH services over Central and South America. In addition, it will enable broadcasting 500 new TV [...]

Anatel issues Sky Brasil with temporary Time Warner information exchange ban

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) approved a precautionary measure to prevent SKY Brasil  from participating in business with Time Warner until the regulator expresses its position on the merger with AT&T (which owns the DTH operator). The decision includes prohibition of agreements and contracts with direct or indirect transfer of information with competitive significance on [...]