Category: Cable

Millicom reached 3.1 million cable subscribers

In the fourth quarter 2018 Millicom added 93 thousand organic HFC clients and another 368 thousand in Latin America for the operations acquired from Cable Onda in Panama, that is, 461 thousand cable customers to totalize 3.1 million in 2018. From the new organic customers, more than a third belongs to Une-Tigo, in Colombia, where [...]

Colombian Government approves Fox’s purchase by Disney

Colombian Industry and Commerce Superintendence approved the operation for the acquisition of Fox by Disney. According to investigations carried out by the organization, Disney would have less than 20% participation in entertainment, and would acquire leadership only in movies for theatres production and acquire, in which it would record a 28% participation. Operation includes audiovisual [...]

Cable TV beat DTH again in 2018

According to Dataxis market intelligence monitoring, third quarter 2018 recorded 33.8 million DTH TV subscribers in Latin America, while Cable TV reached 34.8 million. This means an irreversible trend towards the end of 2018. Cable TV,  which had lost leadership in 2014, surpassed DTH again in 2018. There are two main factors that explain this [...]

Chilean Mega launches its new TV channel Megaplus

 Megaplus, third TV network of Mega Media group, began its emissions  through channels 736 HD of VTR and 24 in analogue cable. The new channel will focus on more context, depth and analysis news, in order to attract audiences with new contents.   “The channel will have information programs, that we will board differently, with [...]

Arsat moves forward with Federal Internet Plan in Córdoba

Argentine telecommunications company Arsat and the Government of Cordoba province have signed a cooperation agreement for the installation of 109 technology cabinets, which will allow about 880,000 inhabitants to access the Federal Internet Plan. Specifically, the province of Cordoba will give Arsat free of charge and for 20 years, 109 sites in different parts of [...]

VTR to use AWS spectrum for residential broadband service

Chilean operator VTR (Liberty Global) will launch a new residential broadband service using the AWS spectrum the company obtained to enter the mobile market. VTR launched mobile telephony services in 2012, but then the company stopped using its own network and decided to become a virtual operator (MVNO), in 2014, using Telefónicas network. VTRs CEO, [...]

Telefónica drops FTA channel RBC from cable lineup in Peru

Telefonica del Peru removed from its cable TV lineup the free-to-air channel RBC and replaced it for its music channel Movistar Música. The Peruvian broadcaster expressed its disagreement with the decision and in a statement sent to the Superintendency of the Securities Market (SMV) denounced “abuse of the dominance position of Telefónica”, as reported digital [...]

Cable operators file lawsuit against Conatel over Tigo’s DTH license in Paraguay

The Association of Cable Operators of the Interior has filed a lawsuit against the Paraguayan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) for grating Tigo the license to operate DTH services, Última Hora reported. According to the members of the cable association, the Paraguayan regulator, chaired by Teresita Palacios, did not carry out a rigorous analysis on the [...]

Bolivia’s Fecotel rejects intervention in Cotas

The Bolivian Telecommunications Cooperatives Federation (Fecotel) rejected the government’s intervention in the cable TV service of the Santa Cruz Telecommunications Cooperative (Cotas) in the city of Montero. “We reject the arbitrary and interventionist way in which the Telecommunications and Transport Control and Regulation Authority (ATT) executed the intervention”, said Fecotel in a statement. The Bolivian [...]

Food Network closes deal with Cablevisión and announces original production in Argentina

Scripps Networks Interactive announced the launch of Food Network on Cablevisións digital lineup in Argentina. It will be available from October 1, reaching more than 1.5 million households.  As a result of this expansion, the company also announced its first original production in the country.   The new Spanish production is called “Locos X el [...]