Category: Cable

Uruguayan cable operators to debate about the country’s TV industry

Reinventing the box, event in which Uruguayan cable TV operators Montecable, Nuevo Siglo and TCC met Uruguayan and regional TV industry leaders to present, debate and propose ideas based on the new realities of consumer spending. entertainment and the different regulatory contexts, has been developed on Wednesday, March 13th at the Sofitel Hotel in Montevideo, [...]

Cablevision Group totalizes 3.5 million cable TV subscribers in 2018

According to Cablevision Group annual  results report up to December 31st, 2018, the company totalized 3.5 million cable TV subscribers, and CATVs ARPU increased in 36.4 porcentual points compared with 2017. The company considers in this figure the total number of subscribers in Argentina and Uruguay. In the fourth quarter 2018, Cablevision continued adding titles [...]

Red Intercable against Conmebol-Facebook agreement for Libertadores Cup releases

Conmebol and Facebook ran an agreement in October 2018 to broadcast  some Libertadores Cup matches on the social network between 2019 and 2022. According to it, those matches played on Thursdays can be watched in Argentina only through Facebook. Social networks entrance to sports broadcasts generated a statement from Red Intercable, an independent cable TV [...]

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 [...]