Category: DTH

SKY Brasil introduces new prepaid options

SKY Brazil (AT&T) has launched new recharge options for its prepaid customers. The new offer includes recharges ranging from 3 to 30 days, with TV channels Telecine, HBO, Premiere, Combate, Sexy Hot, SexPrive and Playboy TV. According to the company, customers can select a 30-day recharge of HBO channels for a price starting at $19.90 [...]

Abertis to control 90% of Hispasat

Abertis closed an agreement with Eutelsat to buy its 33.69 % stake in satellite operator Hispasat for 302 million (USD 338 million). As result of this transaction, Abertis will increase its stake from current 57.05% to 90.74%. The operation is subject to approval by the Council of Ministers and is expected to be completed in [...]

Slim calls for greater DTH competition in Argentina

Mexican businessman Carlos Slim, owner of America Movil, talked about the regulatory changes that will come into effect in the telecommunications sector in Argentina. Slim stressed the need for several players to offer the same service in order to avoid the current situation in the satellite TV market, where there is only one company operating”. [...]

Movistar launches DTH in Nicaragua

Movistar has launched its DTH service in Nicaragua, which became the first Central American country where the company offers pay TV. The commercial offer includes two packages. The first one, called Pro HD, includes 74 channels, of which five are national channels, 54 are available in SD and 15 in HD, for USD 16.99 (plus VAT) [...]

Entels Q1 pay TV revenue up 26%

Telecommunications company Entel Chile has presented its Q117 report in which it registered pay TV revenues of Ch$ 7.95 million (USD 11.7 million), up 26% (in local currency) compared to same period last year. The company reached 131,000 DTH subscribers. Consolidated revenues during the quarter reached Ch$ 477.0 billion (USD 660 million), a 3% increase [...]

Sky Brasil launches new satellite

Sky Brasil (AT&T), the main DTH operator in that country, announced the successful launch of the Sky-B1 satellite, aboard an Ariane-5 rocket from Kourou Base in French Guiana. It is expected to start operating during the first half of 2017, offering more channels and services. Together with the new satellite, Sky will operate a new [...]

Tigo launches DTH in Paraguay

Telecommunications company Tigo (Millicom) has commercially launched its DTH service in Paraguay, in Caacupé, Ciudad del Este and Encarnación.  In the coming weeks, it will launch in Concepción and Coronel Oviedo. “The deployment of this technology will be in phases and in the coming months we will cover the entire national territory,” said Maximiliano Bellassai, [...]