Category: Pay TV

Brazilian antitrust authority approves AT&T acquisition of Time Warner

Brazils antitrust authority, the Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (Cade), has approved, under certain conditions, AT&Ts pending acquisition of Time Warner. The merger approval was conditioned to the signing of a Concentration Control Agreement (ACC in Portuguese) in order to avoid risks to competition. Among the conditions, the ACC – which has a term of [...]

Report: Brazil’s Cade to approve AT&T-Time Warner merger

According to financial newspaper Valor Economico, Brazils antitrust regulator Cade is set to approve AT&Ts acquisition of Time Warner with conditions. The report said that Cade won’t order AT&T to sell the DTH operator SKY. Valor Economico said that Cade will approve the operation this Wednesday, but it did not give more details on what [...]

AT&T considering public offering for Latin American pay TV assets

Telecommunications company AT&T is working with advisers on a possible public offering of its Latin American pay-television assets, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. This move would provide funds to reduce debt from its planned takeover of Time Warner, valued at USD 85.4 billion, that still has not been approved in the [...]

NexTV Series Mexico: Technology leaders discussed changing TV consumption

NexTV Mexico & Central America, the leading conference held on October 3 & 4 at the Presidente Intercontinental hotel in Mexico City, gathered key technology executives to discuss new trends in TV and OTT consumption. Dish CTO, Carlos Miranda said that with the access to the online content the experience is now centered in the [...]

IFT asks Telmex to modify functional separation plan

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has asked Telmex to modify its functional separation plan. This way, the regulator delays the company’s plans to enter the pay TV market, as it must first comply with this condition. “In assessing the information and documentation submitted, IFT considered that this proposal should be modified in order to ensure [...]

NexTV Mexico: Operators see OTT services as a complement to traditional pay TV

NexTV Mexico & Central America gathered on October 3 & 4 at the Presidente Intercontinental hotel in Mexico City, the key players of the market to discuss the pay TV transformation and the integration with OTT services, among other topics. During the first day of the event, executives of pay TV operators Totalplay and Ultravisión, [...]

Brazil’s Net launches new feature on mobile app

Brazilian largest pay TV operator Net (América Móvil) announced the launch of a new feature that will give more security during technical visits. Through the mobile app, customers will have access to the name and photo of the technician responsible for the support. In addition, subscribers can track the location of the technician through a [...]

Irdeto deploys 360-degree security solution to combat piracy

Digital platform security provider Irdeto is deploying its 360-degree security solution to combat piracy in Latin America, which currently is growing through the Internet. “Models are changing, piracy still exists but there are models that are being left behind, such as the cloning of Smart cards, AZ Boxes and ‘Control Word Sharing’, which was the [...]

Brazil edges closer to final decision on AT&T-Time Warner merger

According to a report from Globo’s journalist Lauro Jardim, Brazil’s antitrust agency Cade will approve AT&T-Time Warner deal, with some restriction, during an October 18 meeting. The report does not offer any source or more specific details. Meanwhile, AT&T and Time Warner said the merger will not generate anti-competitive practices in the country. In August, [...]

Argentina’s soccer will be available at no additional cost until October 31

Argentina’s soccer league will remain available on pay TV, at no additional cost and in standard definition, until October 31, sources from the companies that own the TV rights told La Nación. After that date, users will have to subscribe to the new premium bundle, called “Pack Fútbol”, which costs AR $ 300 (USD 17.5). [...]