Category: DTH

New must-carry rules for DTH operators in Argentina

Argentinas National Communications Agency (Enacom) established that satellite pay TV providers must deliver the State-owned free-to-air channels, as well as the Buenos Aires City channel and the Catholic Church channel (in this latter case in the area of coverage that coincides with the uplink of the DTH systems). The resolution also states that these systems [...]

DirecTV, Puntonet sign deal in Ecuador

DirecTV Ecuador and Puntonet have signed an agreement to offer broadband (FTTH) and pay TV, initially in Quito and Guayaquil. The deal was approved by the Telecommunications Regulation and Control Agency (Arcotel). This way, the commercial teams of both companies will be able to offer a bundle with both services. Among the benefits for new [...]

AT&T cancels IPO for DirecTV Latin America

AT&T announced that it has decided to withdraw its planned initial public offering (IPO) of shares of Vrio, its DirecTV business in Latin America. In a short statement, the company said the decision was made based on current market conditions. Last month, AT&T filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for [...]

Unbrossa selects Eutelsat to launch DTH in the Caribbean

Unbrossa (Unique Broadcasting Service) has signed a multiyear, multi-transponder agreement with Eutelsat Americas for the launch of its new low-cost DTH platform for the Caribbean, called Play. The company booked capacity on the Eutelsat 117 West B satellite. Play will offer over 125 channels, including 25 in HD. It is scheduled to launch in spring [...]

DirecTV to offer FIFA World Cup matches in virtual reality

DirecTV announced that it will offer, for the first time, the 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in Virtual Reality (VR). The technology will be available to prepaid and postpaid clients in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Subscribers will be able to access the games through the DirecTV Sports [...]

Argentina grants new DTH license

The National Communications Agency (Enacom) has granted a DTH license to Interam SRL, a company located in Formosa province, northeast region of Argentina. Initially, the company will invest AR$ 100 million (USD 4.9 million) in equipment. The first trials would begin in three months and the service would be operational in six months. The person [...]