Category: Cable

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 [...]

Satellite providers propose adopting DTH services to expand cable coverage in Mexico

  Several satellite service providers considered that small and medium-sized cable companies in Mexico could expand their coverage in rural areas if they gather to adopt DTH services.   We satellite providers offer the possibility of combining cable TV and satellite as a substitute”, said Peru Sagarna, Country Manager for Mexico at Hispasat, reported El Universal. [...]

Chile’s VTR removed TVI Group channels from its lineup

  Chilean pay-TV operator VTR has removed from its lineup the channels Zona Latina, Via X, Artv and ViaX 2 HD, owned by TVI group.  Instead, it offers now BBC Entertainment HD, Nat Geo Wild, Paramount Channel and Sundance Channel.   VTR reported that decided to remove the channels due to deteriorating quality of programming [...]

Telecentro from Argentina offers Netflix on its Sagemcom STBs

  Triple play operator Telecentro from Argentina (Pierri Group) is offering to new clients the hybrid HD set-top box DCIW303 provided by the French company Sagemcom. The new box offers access to Netflix and the operators TV Everywhere service Telecentro Play, among other apps.   The operators technical support service confirmed this information to NexTV [...]