Category: Pay TV

Edgar Welker enters to the TV sports rights market in Uruguay

Edgar Welker, former President of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) bought last December 2018 the rights to broadcast  several football competitions for Uruguay on cable TV, FTA, radio and streaming, such as the South American Sub 17 and Sub 20 tournaments (both competitions already disputed) and the Copa America, through the company Dexary. Welker sold [...]

VTR starts conversations to add removed TV channels to its programming grid

As requested by Chlean Supreme Court of Justice, the pay TV operator VTR began talks with the TVI / Fimocentro Group for a maximum period of three months to reincorporate the TV channels Vía X, Zona Latina, ARTV and Vía X HD to its programming grid. This process could involve modifications in the current list [...]

Peruvian pay TV operators which broadcast illegal content will lose concession

Peruvian Customs Crimes and Fight Against Piracy Commission (CLCDAP) which is chaired by that countrys Ministry Production, reported that the Transport and Communications Ministry (MTC) will remove its concession to those pay TV operators who broadcast illegal content, as stipulated in Supreme Decree N° 015, published by the entity last May 28th. The previous mentioned [...]

Brazil has destroyed 12 thousand pay TV STBs used for piracy this year

Brazilian Federal Revenue Department, better known as Receita Federal, has destroyed 12 thousand STBs used for piracy activities in the pay TV business this year. Since 2016, 112 thousand have already been destroyed, with losses estimated at USD 2334.7 million per year. The Federal Revenue Department, committed to combat cross-border crimes, such as smuggling, records [...]

Tigo to broadcast 66 Costa Rican football matches before launching app in the country

Tigo Sports, a pay TV channel focused on sporting events, announced it will officially broadcast 66 Costa Rican football matches through the internet. The operator is close to launch the Tigo Sports app in the country in July, when next football tournament is expected to begin. The app is already available in other countries as [...]

HBO is now available in Belize

The Belize Cable TV Operators Association (BCTVOA) and the HBO Latin America Group ran an agreement that ables the islands pay TV operators to legally provide the channel’s catalog there for a two-year-period. Under this agreement, Belizean cable companies can now expand their catalog offer and provide authorized access to HBO, A&E, Lifetime, The History [...]

Sky Brazil adds TV channels to its programming grid during June

The Brazilian pay TV channel Sky will include new channels in its content offer starting in June. The main additions will be HBO, AMC, Fox Life, E!, AXN, TLC and MTV. The first channel to be added to Skys  programming grid is AMC, specialized in series and films. Later, HBO will be incorporated, in addition [...]

America Movil request authorization to offer pay TV in Mexico again

America Movil sent a formal request to the Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), in which it asks the regulator  to get authorized to enter the TV market in the country again, either via satellite or internet. Some of the arguments presented by the company in the request were that enabling TV access for any of [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses almost 170 thousand subscribers in April

Pay TV in Brazil continues adding cancellations. According to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) of that country, during the last 12 month-period, the cancellations number recorded 899.36 thousand homes. This way, Brazil closed  April with 17.17 million subscribing homes, and 168.94 thousand cancellations related to March. According to figures from April 2019 published by Anatel, [...]

Cotel relaunches its pay TV offer

Bolivian Telecommunications Cooperatives (COTEL) General Manager, Fernando Dips, informed that the company will make changes in its pay TV offers, starting next June 1st. One of the most outstanding news is that all the companys pay TV content catalog will be available in HD. In addition, it was reported that customers already subscribed will have [...]