Category: DTH

Peru: Man gets five years in prison in piracy case

A man was sentenced to five year in prison for customs offense, after entering the country more than 2,000 satellite TV set-top boxes, according to the Peruvian Ministry of Production (Produce). The objective was to market the equipment without paying the rights to the content owners, reported local newspaper El Comercio. The ruling was obtained [...]

Ecuador court rules against satellite TV piracy

Ecuador’s Justice ruled against two administrators of server IKS 61a in a case of satellite pay TV signal piracy. They were penalized with one year of effective prison and a fine. The Alianza Contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga reported that the investigation process took four years and involved the participation and joint work of [...]

SES-14 goes operational

SES announced that the high-powered SES-14 satellite is now serving Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as North America, North Atlantic and West Africa. It is positioned at 47.5 degrees West, replacing and augmenting services currently provided on NSS-806. The new satellite has both C- and Ku-band wide-beam coverage and Ku-band high throughput spot [...]

Antena 3 Internacional expands distribution in Sky Mexico

Atresmedia announced that Antena 3 Internacional is expanding its presence in Sky Mexico. The Spanish channel is now available in the operators FUN package. Antena 3 is available in Sky Mexicos programming lineup since 2006 through the Platinum package. In the FUN package, Antena 3 Internacional is available in channel 1282. Sky’s offer also includes [...]

DirecTV launches prepaid HD service in Argentina

DirecTV announced the launch of a new prepaid HD kit in Argentina, with more than 40 additional channels in high definition. Users can make recharges starting from AR$ 190 (USD 7). The prepaid HD kit costs AR$ 449 (USD 16.4) and can be purchased at any of the authorized points of sale, in main supermarket [...]

DirecTV Latin America added 140,000 subscribers in Q218

AT&T announced its financial results for the second quarter. The company reported that DirecTV ended the period with 13.7 million subscribers in Latin America, after recording 140,000 net additions, even with declines in Brazil. The number of total subscribers in Latin America does not include Sky Mexico (Televisa-AT&T) which at the end of Q218 had [...]

Argentine Senate gives preliminary approval to “short” telecommunications law

The Argentine Senate gave preliminary approval to the bill for the Promotion of ICT Infrastructure and Competition, known as the “short law”, which allows telecommunications companies to provide DTH, among other points. The initiative now goes to the Chamber of Deputies. The project – sent to the Senate by the Executive Power – had begun [...]

Argentina moves forward with short telecommunications law

The Argentine Senate approved the opinion of the “short” telecommunication law, which allows telcos to provide DTH in the country, among other points. The initiative is expected to be addressed next week. The debate of the bill for the promotion and deployment of infrastructure and competition of Tics (this is the official name) began in [...]