Category: DTH

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 […]

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, […]

DirecTV Latin America recorded 12.45 million subscribers in the region at the end of Q416, including 5.25 million in Brazil. During the period, the company lost 21,000 net pay TV subscribers, due to declines in Brazil (-1.6% QoQ) that were partially offset by gains in Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Ecuador. The total figure does not […]

According to Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color, the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) has already granted Tigo (Millicom) a license to operate DTH last September, through Resolution No. 1,610, which had not been made public until now . The Paraguayan newspaper has published a copy of resolution, which grants “the license to provide the Service of Distribution […]

Uruguayan justice has indicated that pay TV license for the telecommunications company Claro (America Movil) is currently valid, and therefore the operator might start offering pay TV services in the country. Claro was given a DTH license in 2008, but before it could start offering service the Uruguayan Government voided the license in 2013 as […]

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Americas announced the launch of MTV HD and Comedy Central HD channels on DirecTV Latin America, which includes operations in Argentina, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.   The announcement was made by Rita Herring, ‎SVP, Content Distribution at ‎Viacom International Media Networks. From October, MTV HD is […]

The CEO of Vivo (Telefónica), Amos Genish, said on Wednesday that the company is not interested in acquiring the DTH operator Sky Brazil (AT&T).   During a conference call with analysts on the results of Q316, Genish said that the company wants to expand its presence in IPTV and streaming services. “The focus is on […]

Brazilian free to air networks TV Cultura (Sao Paulo) and TVCI (Parana) have been added by Anatel (telecommunications regulator) to the list of networks that are mandatory to include for satellite TV operators.   This resolutions comes after the obligations defined by the SeAC law, which states that satellite TV operators that carry at least […]

Content protection provider Nagra (Kudelski Group) and Kudelski Security division announced that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas had awarded sister company Nagravision a final default judgement worth USD 101 million in a lawsuit against China’s Zhuhai Gotech Intelligent Technology Co., LTD., and two related companies.   Nagra argued that […]

DTH operator Dish Mexico has selected Skyworth Digital as set-top box supplier, the China-based company announced through a press release.  Under the agreement, Skyworth Digital will supply multiple next-generation STBs, integrating its platform with top tier CAS and middleware vendors, such as Inview.   The deal with Dish Mexico follows the opening of Skyworth Digital’s […]