Category: Pay TV

ATVC adds DirecTV as member

Argentina’s cable association ATVC announced that it has added DirecTV as a member. In addition, the entity renewed its authorities until 2020. Walter Burzaco continues as president. “The addition of DirecTV is an example of the pluralism and full representation that ATVC has built over almost four decades defending the industry, freedom of expression and [...]

Chilean Pay TV market reaches 3.4 million subscribers in Q318

According to statistics presented by the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), the Chilean pay TV market recorded 3.36 million subscribers at the end of Q318, up 3.4% when compared to previous year. During the period, DirecTV consolidated as the second operator. VTR, the market leader, reported 1.08 million customers (32.2% market share), while DirecTV, which in [...]

Costa Rica’s ICE absorbs Cable Visión business

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has assumed the rights to operate its subsidiary Cable Visión. The state-owned company said in a statement that all Cable Visión services will continue operating normally. “The assignment of rights and obligations will allow maintaining and strengthening the offer of telecommunications and Internet services provided by the cable company, [...]

Oi grows with pay TV and surpasses Vivo

According to data from regulator Anatel, the Brazilian pay TV market registered 17.7 million active subscribers in October 2018, which represented a fall of 418,000 (-2.3%) subscribers compared to the same period last year, and of 103,000 (-0.58%) compared to September. Among the main pay TV groups, Oi was the only company that reported growth [...]

Brazilian pay TV launched Black Friday offers

The pay TV market in Brazil offered promotions and discounts during the Black Friday. The countrys largest TV programmer Globosat and operators Net, Claro, Sky and Oi are participating of this initiative. Globosat launched promotions with its OTT platforms Premiere (soccer) and Combat (fights). The new subscribers will have two free months for the first [...]

Argentine MSO Telecentro stated 525 thousand TV subs

Argentine MSO Telecentro has 525 thousand cable TV subscribers, revealed for the first time its owner Alberto Pierri, in an interview with local newspaper Infobae. In addition, he added that in total they have 850 thousand subscribers among their TV, Internet and telephony services. The businessman acknowledged that they are noticing a declining trend of [...]

Dominican Republic suspends Univision broadcast on Telecable Central

The National Copyright Office (Onda) of the Dominican Republic ruled in favor of the Spanish-speaking Univision channel and ordered cable TV operator Telecable Central to suspend the broadcast of the channel. The North American company filed a complaint for illegal transmission of its channel. The provision of Onda is a “precautionary suspension” informed its authorities, [...]

Brazil’s Algar Telecom of Brazil lost pay TV subs for the third consecutive period

Brazilian operator Algar Telecom reported in its third quarter of 2018 a further drop in its direct-to-consumer segment of pay TV. It lost 5 thousand revenue generating units (RGU), closing the period with a total of 82 thousand. In this way, the Cable and Satellite TV operator recorded its third consecutive quarterly loss, since in [...]

Telecentro from Argentina sold 20 thousand units of the new remote control with voice command

Telecommunications Operator from Argentina, Telecentro, unveiled that has already sold 20 thousand units of the remote control with voice command that offers its TV service. The new product began to be commercialized on November 1 st. The information was given within the official presentation of the remote control. The goal is to avoid the text [...]