Monthly Archives: February 2019

Venezuela adds DTH and loses pay TV subscribers

According to the figures telecommunications field report at the end of the second quarter 2018, presented by the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), Venezuelan pay TV  recorded 4,651,707 subscribers. These number means a 2.84% decrease in relation to the number of subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, which amounted to 4,787,451. The report mentions that, [...]

Multimedios would end its alliance with Chivas

After Mexican football team Guadalajara – better known as Las Chivas – announced its return to FTA through three TV networks in that country since 2019, Multimedios, one of them which obtained local Chivas football matches broadcasting rights would be concluding its commercial relationship with the club. According to Mexican sports newspaper Record website, Multimedios [...]

Brazilian pay TV declines again in January

According to data provided by National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Brazilian pay TV recorded 17.5 million active contracts in January 2019. The number represents a 0.8% in comparison with December 2018, and rises to 3.6% compared to January last year. The only pay TV operator that showed growth between January 2018 and January 2019 was Oi, [...]

Disney must sell Fox Sports in Brazil to merge with Fox

Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) decided to deny Disney the possibility of keeping Fox Sports in Brazil and ordered it to sell it. The entity believes that coexistence between Fox Sports and ESPN would create a monopoly in the country. With Fox Sports sale by Disney, any other media group would be able to acquire [...]

Conatel will enforce cable companies to follow Organic Telecommunications Law

A motion presented by Deputy David Chávez, whose purpose was to make the Honduran National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) make it compulsory for  cable companies to follow TV channels frequencies, as required by Organic Telecommunications Law, was approved. In case of no response after submitting this motion, my initiative would also be to name  a Commission [...]

40% of Mexicans downloadad Oscar-nominated films illegally

40% of Mexican population illegally downloaded Oscar-nominated films. The two with the highest downloads number were Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born, both nominated in the Best Movie category, according to the Russian firm Kaspersky Lab. At the end of January, when the 2019 Oscar Awards nominated films list was announced, the number of [...]

Netflix can be paid with Movistar invoice in Colombia

As part of a global agreement between Telefonica and Netflix, from March Colombian Movistar customers will be able to pay their subscriptions to the OTT platform and Movistar Play plans in a single invoice. The possibility is available for customers with Movistar Homes contract and  mobile postpaid, with Movistar Play included. Those customers who wants [...]

Telefonica grows in OTT and IPTV and loses DTH subscribers

According to the 2018 results report presented by Telefonica, the company recorded 945 thousand OTT subscribers and had a 835 thousand clients growth in IPTV and cable TV. Totally, in addition to OTT subscribers, the company added 408 thousand net in pay TV last year. Telefonica considers Latin American and European Movistar Plays app customers [...]

Anatel imposes a 180-day term on AT&T to sell Brazilian pay TV operations

National Telecommunications Agencys Competition Superintendence (Anatel) established a 180-day deadline for AT&T to sell its pay TV operations in Brazil for violating Conditional Access Law (Seac). Anatels Council will issue a final decision. The decision, which will not allow AT&T and Time Warners merger, was taken by Anatels department, that understood two years ago that [...]

VTR Play to be compatible with Chromecast and AirPlay

All Chilean telecommunications company VTR subscribers who use VTR Play app, already have it available on Chromecast and AirPlay devices. This allows using it on any iOS or Android device. VTR subscriber must have the application downloaded in any of the already mentioned devices and select one of the live streaming channels enabled, or any [...]