Category: Pay TV

Dish Mexico, Digicel and Liberty CTOs to discuss the future of TV technologies

Key technology executives will gather in the next edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, on November 1 & 2 in Miami, to discuss the new emerging technology trends that will mark the future of the industry. The changes in consumption habits and the growth of multiscreen services pose new challenges for operators. In this context, [...]

Millicom to acquire Panama’s Cable Onda

Millicom announced that it is acquiring a controlling 80% stake in Panamas Cable Onda. The transaction values 100% of the company at an enterprise value of USD 1,460 million, with a cash consideration of approximately $1,002 million, the group said in a statement. The deal is expected to close by year-end 2018. The selling shareholders [...]

Amplia selects Zappware to offer TVaaS across the Caribbean

Amplia Communications has announced a partnership with Zappware to deliver a multitenant digital TV solution serving The Caribbean region. Amplia will revamp its TV platform in Trinidad & Tobago and leverage that deployment launching TV as a Service (TVaaS) towards regional service providers. Amplia, formerly Massy Communications, offers services through its GPON FTTH network. In [...]

Liberty completes acquisition of Cabletica

Liberty Latin America announced that it has completed the acquisition of an 80% stake in Cabletica, a leading Costa Rican cable operator. The company was acquired for an enterprise value of CRC 146 billion (approximately USD 250 million) Televisora de Costa Rica, the former owner, will maintain the remaining 20% interest. The deal had been [...]

Brazilian pay TV market falls again in August

According to data from Brazilian regulator Anatel, the pay TV market registered 17.79 million in August, representing a decrease of 536,000 (-2.9%) contracts compared to the same period of 2017, and 37,000 (0, 2%) compared to July this year. When compared to August 2017, Oi increased its subscriber base by adding 126,000 new contracts (+8.7%). [...]

Argentina opens debate on convergence

During the opening ceremony of the 2018 Jornadas Internacionales conference, Andrés Ibarra, Argentinas Secretary of Modernization, highlighted the actions that the government is carrying out in the telecommunications area. “Connectivity is the key to development and inclusion,” the official said. “We finished 30,000 km of illuminated fiber, which serves more than 500 localities through the [...]

Servisky acquires Ecuadorian national soccer team rights

The Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) has signed a deal with Servisky for the rights to broadcast the national team in qualifiers and friendly matches, for the next four years. The president of the entity, Carlos Villacís, said, “revenues for the FEF will double.” For its part, one of the members of the board told El [...]

Grupo Televisa selects Intelsat’s solutions for distribution services

Intelsat announced that leading Mexican multimedia company, Grupo Televisa, has extended their contract for Intelsats satellite solutions. Televisa will use high-throughput (HTS) Ku-band beams on Intelsat 35e for their European distribution needs. As part of the new, multi-year agreement, Grupo Televisa will leverage Intelsats global hybrid network to distribute its pay TV programming to viewers [...]