Category: Pay TV

Bolivia reached 600 thousand pay TV subscribers in 2018

According to the statistical report presented by Bolivian Telecommunications and Transport Regulation Authority (ATT),  pay TV market surpassed 600 thousand  subscribers in that country in 2018. Document also shows figures from mobile services, internet access and telephony. AAT report records 633,793 Bolivian pay TV subscribers in December 2018. The largest number was in La Paz, [...]

Telefonica sells its subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama to Millicom

Telefónica agreed with Millicom to sell its subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. As reported by the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), the operations amount is USD 1,650 million, of which USD 570,9 million correspond to Telefónica Costa Rica, USD 650,4 million to Telefónica Panamá, and USD 430 , 2 million to Telefónica Nicaragua. [...]

Bogota’s Majorship won’t sell ETB

Bogotas Majorship decided not to sell Bogotas Telecommunications Company (ETB), as confirmed by Beatriz Arbeláez, Finance Secretary of that city. The announcement was made by Jorge Castellanos Rueda, who presides ETB since 2016. In December 2018, Cundinamarca Administrative Court ruled in the second legal instance against the District and ratified the nullity of ETB sale, [...]

Venezuelan Government to order price adjustments for pay TV companies

Venezuelan Socio Economic Rights Defense National Superintendency (Sundde)  issued a preventive measure to adjust prices to pay TV companies for alleged speculation crime. The action took place in response to subscribers complaints, who expressed their dissatisfaction with plans fee increments, service failures and other reasons, according to what Sundde reported officially. Pay TV companies reported [...]

Argentine cooperatives to denounce on not-granted TV licenses

Cooperative members who complained to the Argentinian National Communications Agency (Enacom) about the delays in granting TV licenses to more than 30 entities are still waiting for an answer. Most of the files are under Competition Defense National Commission (CNDF) possession, with all the deadlines stipulated by the State, which have been largely defeated, according [...]

AT&T wants to manage Sky and other Brazilian pay TV channels

We follow Brazilian Law at 100%, said Michael Hartman, AT&T senior vice president to Paulist newspaper Estado, related to the decision that Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) and National Film Agency (Ancine) must make, in which they will define whether AT&T will be able to continue providing satellite content to Sky and other channels such [...]

ESPN Extra joined 26 new broadbands providers in Brazil

ESPN Extra, newest ESPN linear channel, joined into 26 broadbands providers snf 22 pay TV operators offers package in Brazil. In 2018, the company was distributed by 48 new partners and surpassed 4 million subscribers.   Pay TV operators and Internet broadbands providers recognize the need to satisfy sports fans wherever they are, offering the [...]

America Movil confirmed it requested a pay TV license in Mexico through Telcel

Daniel Hajj, America Movil General Director, pointed that to give pay TV, we have already sent our request. It is under review at the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), as reported on Wednesday in a conference call with analysts. Mobile subsidiary Telcel -through its legal name, Radiomóvil Dipsa-, has already started procedures to avoid the prohibition [...]

Discovery Kids Media to launch in Latin America

Discovery International announced Discovery Kids Medias (DKM) launching for Latin America and others countries worldwide to develop, produce and distribute children content -both animated and live action- for linear and digital platforms. With a more than 20 years track in Latin American market, Discovery Kids still has a great success as a leader pay TV [...]

Uruguayan Football Association thinks on a new AUF TV

Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) Standardization Commission President, Pedro Bordaberry, pointed that Uruguayan football clubs financial problems  would lie in how bad TV rights are sold, and expressed that the only possible way to market World Cup Qualifiers TV rights would be to create AUF TV. Here what is being disputed are World Cup Qualifiers rights. [...]