Category: DTH

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 [...]

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 [...]