Category: Pay TV

Ancine requests additional information on AT&T-Time Warner merger

Brazilian National Film Agency (Ancine) has requested programmers controlled by Time Warner additional information for the process conducted by the Agency’s Superintendence of Market Analysis to determine the impacts of the SeAC Act on AT&T-Time Warner merger. The decision was taken by Ancines board of directors after analyzing the technical note prepared by the Superintendence [...]

Brazils pay TV lost over 171,000 subscribers in April

Brazilian regulator Anatel reported that in April, the pay TV market lost 171,233 subscribers (-0.90%) compared to previous month. In the last 12 months, the reduction was 147,471 subscribers (-0.78%). The total base registered 18.76 million clients. Oi posted the highest growth, both in April and the last 12 months: 1.63% and 15.78%, respectively. The [...]

SES, MultTV partner to offer pay TV content to regional ISPs

Brazilian communications company MultTV has signed a capacity agreement with SES that will allow regional Internet service providers (ISPs) to offer pay TV content to IP subscriber homes. MultTV, a company that specializes in providing video services to smaller regional ISPs, will use C-band capacity on SES-6 to transmit a mix of approximately 60 SD [...]

Conatel calls on pay TV companies to provide quality services

The National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) of Venezuela is holding meetings with pay TV companies to monitor and evaluate the service they provide at the national level. The regulator said on its website that CANTV has already attended its meeting, as well as executives of SuperCable, while Intercable was called for next week. In the case [...]

Argentina’s soccer to remain free until November

The Argentine Government has agreed with the companies that own the TV rights (Fox-Turner) to offer the games of the national soccer league for free during a limited period of three months, La Nación reported. In this way, all users subscribing to the new package to watch soccer matches will be subsidized for 90 days, starting [...]

Osiptel opposes STB rental charges

The Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Osiptel) stated its position about the companies’ practice of charging an extra fee for the rental of set-top boxes . According to the regulator, this is “inappropriate” because “the company must provide them as part of the service”. In a statement, the regulator said “the provision of services [...]

Net ordered to compensate client with discount

Sao Paulo court ordered Brazil’s main pay TV operator, Net, to compensate a client with a R$ 7.50 (US $ 2.3) monthly discount because it no longer offers free-to-air channels Record, SBT and RedeTV on its lineup. The operator is also obligated to reimburse the client for the money already paid since March 30, once [...]

NexTV Series South America to discuss the future of TV technologies

The CTOs of the leading companies will participate in the next edition of NexTV Series South America to discuss the future of TV technologies. The conference, organized by Dataxis, will be held June 14 and 15 at the Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cablevisión is innovating in the Argentine market with Flow, its multiplatform [...]