Monthly Archives: April 2018

Net sales of Televisa increased by 3.9% in Q118

Televisa announced the financial results for the first-quarter 2018. The company informed that net sales increased by 3.9% to MX$ 22,812 million (USD 1,210 million). This increase was mainly attributable to revenue growth in the Cable and Content segment, as the group explained on its report. However, net income attributable to stockholders decreased 43.3% to [...]

Peru promotes DTT with the arrival of the World Cup

The Vice-Minister of Communications of Peru, Virginia Nakagawa, recently participated in a seminar titled “Towards Russia 2018 with Digital Terrestrial Television”, where the use of DTT was promoted, taking benefit of the momentum generated by the World Cup. According to the Nakagawa, the World Cup is an appropriate occasion to address issues related to the [...]

Cine.Ar launches HD channel on Cablevisión

Cine.Ar, the channel that belongs to the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) of Argentina, announced that it will launch its high definition channel on Cablevisión (channel 640), and will soon be available on other pay TV operators in the country. The channel offers national movies, as well as short films and documentaries. [...]

Telefónica ends Q1 with 4.67 million pay TV subs

Telefónica presented its Q118 report, the first with the new structure for Latin America. In the region, the company registered 4.67 million pay TV subscribers, of which 1.6 million belong to Brazil, 2.1 million to the Hispanoamérica Sur division and 1 million to Hispanoamérica Norte. Brazil is Telefónica’s main pay TV market. In this country, [...]

América Móvil still interested in TV license in Mexico

América Móvil Chief Executive Daniel Hajj said in a conference with analysts that the company continues discussing with Mexican regulator IFT the possibility of obtaining a license to provide pay TV in the country. we’re still interested in having TV, said Hajj. It’s the only place in the world that we’re not allowed to have [...]

Chile’s Canal 13 signs deal with Secuoya

Canal 13 and Grupo Secuoya have signed a consultancy agreement through which the Spanish company is committed to detecting business solutions for the Chilean free-to-air TV channel, which belongs to the Luksic group. The agreement involves the outsourcing of audiovisual services, with the goal to help easing the complicated financial situation of the channel. At [...]

Telecom Argentina prioritizes Docsis over copper

During a press conference held within the framework of the 2018 International Telecommunications Seminar (SIT in Spanish), Telecom Argentinas CTO, Miguel Fernández, said that the new company will use Cablevisións HFC network – and Docsis technology – in those cities where it overlaps with Telecoms copper network. “It is a city-to-city strategy, where there is [...]

TV Azteca Q118 net profit down 56%, sales up 12%

TV Azteca announced its financial results for the first quarter 2018. The company registered net profit of MX$ 173 million (USD 9.1 million) compared to MX$ 398 million (USD 21 million) for the same quarter of 2017. Net sales for the quarter were MX$ 3,427 million (USD 181 million), up 12% from previous year. The [...]