Category: Pay TV

American Cable Association calls to reverse AT&T antitrust decision

The American Cable Association (ACA), an entity that represents small and medium-sized operators, urged the appeals court to reverse the district court’s decision to allow the AT&T-Time Warner merger. In June, District Judge Richard Leon allowed AT&T to complete the acquisition. However, the US Justice Department (DOJ) is appealing that decision. In an amicus brief [...]

Broadband drives VTR Q2 growth

VTR, Chiles largest pay TV operator, added 22,000 RGUs in Q2, driven by growth in broadband and video RGUs, said Liberty Latin America in its earnings report announced last week. During the quarter, VTR added 27,000 broadband and 8,000 video RGUs. However, fixed-line telephony RGUs continued to fall and decreased by 13,000. At the end [...]

Pay TV operators expand channel offering in Mexico

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) unveiled a report with the evolution of plans and tariffs of fixed telecommunications services, which includes a comparative analysis of the offer during the second quarter of 2017 and the same period in 2018. IFT affirmed that the offer improved in 2018 compared to the previous year. “In most plans [...]

Bolivia recorded 472,000 pay TV subscribers in 2017

According to data published in the 2017 Institutional Report of Bolivia’s telecoms and transport regulator ATT, the pay TV market registered close to 472,000 subscribers at the end of that year, up 24% from 2016. In 2017, pay TV revenue reached Bs. 954 million (USD 135.6 million), which represented a growth of almost 40% compared [...]

Peru drives Telefónica’s growth in pay TV

Telefónica ended the second quarter with 4.8 million pay TV accesses in Latin America, including its operation in Brazil, the largest in term of subscribers. The company highlighted the excellent performance of this service in Peru, where another record was set for gross additions, driven by the continuous improvement in the content offer. In Brazil, [...]

Chile court convicts owner of illegal TV operation

The Oral Criminal Court of Coyhaique unanimously convicted the owner and legal representative of the company Deygon for illegally distributing DirecTV satellite signals in the Aysén Region, in southern Chile. Police investigations together with the Public Ministry established that the local operator Deygon used DirecTV set-top boxes and illegally retransmitted 67 channels through coaxial cable [...]

Fox and Disney shareholders approve deal

21st Century Fox shareholders approved the sale of the entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co, both companies said on Friday. The special meetings of the shareholders of both groups to vote on the USD 71.3 deal were held separately at the New York Hilton and according to Variety they lasted less than 15 minutes. The [...]

Comcast CEO says price of Fox got “too high”

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts acknowledged in a conference with analysts that the company abandoned its pursuit of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets, in direct competition with Disney, because the price was becoming “too high”. It was a unique opportunity, the executive said. We were very disciplined in our approach to it, but we [...]

Millicom acquired Cable DX in Guatemala

Millicom revealed during the presentation of the second quarter results that it has acquired Guatemalan cable operator Cable DX. The company said it added 52,000 connected homes and approximately USD 1.2 million in revenue. Cable DX operates in the cities of Quetzaltenango, Coatepeque, Mazatenango y Totonicapan. According to its Facebook profile, “DX is a leading [...]