Category: Pay TV

Brazilian regulator Anatel approved new changes in the shareholding structure of TV Alphaville. Patrícia Abravanel will control the company with 55% of shares, while Guilherme Stoliar will hold the remaining 45%. TV Alphaville is a pay TV operator that provides services in Barueri and Santana do Parnaíba, in the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo. Two […]

The Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) released the results of its statistical report for the third quarter of 2016. According to IFT, the pay TV market reached 20.5 million subscriptions in September, up 17.6% when compared to Q315. Pay TV penetration grew from 54% in Q315 to 62% in Q316. At the end of September, […]

Joel Whitten “Whit” Richardson has been promoted to President of Turner Latin America.  The announcement was made by Gerhard Zeiler, President of Turner International.  Richardson most recently held the position of Executive Vice President of Distribution. In his new role, Richardson has executive oversight of Turner’s regional portfolio of general entertainment, kids, sports and free-to-air […]

TV Cable and CNT announced that they will start airing the national Ecuadorian Soccer League from Sunday, January 29. The matches will be available in a pay-per-view (PPV) model. Both operators will join DirecTV Ecuador, so far the only pay TV system offering the national league. According to El Telégrafo, the matches will cost USD […]

The Colombian National Television Authority (ANTV in Spanish) fined 45 pay TV operators for failing to pay royalties to certain producers. ANTV director Ángela Mora told El Tiempo newspaper that the operators have already been notified. “Through this decision, the operators are already warned and they must catch up with the respective payments”. Among the […]

According to Brazilian regulator Anatel, the pay TV market lost about 71,000 customers in December and ended 2016 with 18.80 million. During 2016, Brazil’s pay TV sector lost 311,000 customers. The largest operator of the country, Net (América Móvil), added around 9,000 subscribers in December. However, the DTH Claro HDTV, also part of the group, was the […]

According to Reuters, a Mexican court has dismissed the Federal Telecommunications Institute’s decision that declared Grupo Televisa did not have substantial power in pay TV market, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday, last week. This means the telecoms regulator (IFT in Spanish) must make its decision again, said the two people, who declined to […]

BBC Worldwide Latin America / US Hispanic announced that it will withdraw its pay-TV channels BBC Entertainment, CBeebies and BBC Earth in Latin America from April this year. “This decision is driven by the growing demand in the market for our shows and will allow us to deliver our Premium content to even wider audiences […]

Telecommunications company Tigo (Millicom) has completed the acquisition of two other cable TV and Internet companies in the Alto Paraná department, located in the eastern region of the country. The operators are Get-Line (internet) and Cable Tres Fronteras, from cities Ciudad de Este and Presidente Franco. Previously, Tigo had purchased Cable TV Paraná, also from […]

Canal Sony announced that in mid-2017 it will start broadcasting the second season of “Shark Tank México: Negociando con Tiburones”, the Mexican adaptation of Sony Pictures Television’s successful format. The streaming service Claro Video will also offer the episodes, a few days after its broadcast on pay TV. The 18-episode new season will be co-produced […]