Category: Pay TV

Subtel asks CDF and cable TV operators to compensate its subscribers for not having broadcast football in Chile

The Chilean Professional Football National Association  (ANFP) decided to call the countrys local football tournament off due to the political and social situation in the country, the Telecommunications Subsecretary (Subtel) requested cable operators and the Chilean Football Channel (CDF) to collect information on possible discounts, compensation measures and availability of customer service platforms to cancel  [...]

Oi TV could lose Turner’s channels from January

Turner’s channels could no longer be part of the Brazilian pay-TV operator Ois programming grid. The main reason is that the company is developing negotiations with the programmer to renew its channels distribution agreement without increasing the value of its customers subscriptions. According to what Oi reported, in case the negotiation with Turner does not [...]

Claro Brazil adds Chinese TV channel CGNT with contents in English to its programming grid

Claro Brasil added a new channel to its programming grid this week. This is CGTN, which can be accessed on channels 199 and 699 (both in SD). The offer is valid for subscribers to the operator’s fiber, cable and satellite service. CGNT is a Chinese TV channel and its programming is offered totally in English. [...]

Alberto Pecegueiro leaves Globosat after 25 years

Roberto Irineu Marinho, President at Globos Administrative Boards, and Jorge Nobrega, CEO at Grupo Globo, reported that Alberto Pecegueiro will leave Globosat after 25 years. Pecegueiro will continue in that position until January 2020, and then he will be positioned on the companys Administrative Boards. It will be a real loss for us to no [...]

Megacable asks for pay TV and OTTs regulatory equality in Mexico

Enrique Yamuni, CEO at Megacable, said that regulations applied to pay TV and audiovisual contents on the internet must be the same. To his view, there is no equality in our competitors, because digital platforms do not pay taxes. His statements took place during the fifth edition of the Challenges of competition in the digital [...]

Uruguay’s TCC to launch new Android TV-based service with 3SS

3 Screen Solutions (3SS), a leading software solutions for STBs and multiscreen digital entertainment provider, announces being chosen by the Uruguayan cable and OTT services provider TCC  to collaborate in the development of its next-generation TV service that will be will launch in 2020. The new TCC service will be powered by 3READY Android TV+ [...]

Win Sports to broadcast Roger Federer-Alexander Zverev match in Colombia

The Colombian pay TV channel Win Sports announced it will broadcast the match to be played by Swiss Roger Federer and German Alexander Zverev, which will be held at the Movistar Arena stadium in Bogota next November 22nd. According to Jaime Parada, President at Win Sports, the TV channel do always intend to broadcast the [...]

Fox Sports App to be only available in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico from December

According to what was officially reported, Fox Sports app will no longer be available in Latin America from next December 5th, with the exception of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. The company has previously announced that Fox Sports subscriptions from iTunes Store and Google Play are no renewing themselves since last October 11th in Latin America, [...]

Zapping TV adds ESPN and Disney TV channels to its offer

Chilean OTT pay TV Zapping TV announced it is adding seven new ESPN and Disney TV channels to its content offer. ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPN+, Disney Channel Disney XD and Disney Jr are already available for accessing them, without changing the OTT monthly subscription cost. Being able to offer these TV channels confirms [...]

CDF must give a refund to its subscribers for not having broadcasted football in the country

Due to the different claims made by the Chilean Football Channel (CDF) subscribers for not broadcasting football matches in the country because of its current social situation, the countrys National Consumer Service (Sernac) decided to request the Turner channel to refund its subscribers for the non-provision of services.  According to what Sernac reported to the [...]