Category: Pay TV

VTR reports strongest quarterly video performance in two years

Liberty Global announced the financial results for Q217. The Lilac division, which consist of the operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, recorded revenues of USD 921 million, up 52.9% compared to previous year. The results were primarily driven by the acquisition of Cable & Wireless (which ended in May of 2016, that is, during [...]

Tigo, Personal drive Paraguayan pay TV growth

Paraguay ended 2016 with more than 549,000 pay TV subscribers, up 11% compared to previous year. Tigo and Personal added the most subscribers, according to data from regulator Conatel, published by Tigo, the market leader, reported 273,000 subscribers, up 14% than previous year (34,000 subs). The data do not reflect the subscribers of its [...]

Mexico’s pay TV shows small Q1 growth

Mexico’s Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) released the first quarter results of its Telecommunications Information Bank (BIT in Spanish) in which it reported 19.5 million pay TV subscribers and 16.1 million Internet subs. According to BIT data, total pay TV subscriptions grew by 1.9% compared to the same period last year, but fell by 0.1% compared to [...]

Chile reached 3.11 million pay TV subscribers in Q117

Chile’s Sub-Secretariat for Telecommunications (Subtel) presented the Q117 results of the pay TV market. According to the report, the subscriber base reached 3.11 million, representing a growth of 1.9% compared to the previous quarter and 4.6% compared to March 2016. At the end of first quarter, VTR, the largest market operator, reached a 33.8% market share, [...]

Brazil’s Simba signs distribution deal with Vivo

Simba, joint venture between Brazilian free-to-air TV channels Record TV, SBT and RedeTV, reached an agreement with Vivo (Telefonica) to offer the digital version of the three channels in the lineup of the pay TV operator. The stations were removed from the lineup of the main operators of the country after the analogue switch off [...]

Megacable sees customers growth again

In its financial statements for the second quarter of 2017, released last week, Mexican operator Megacable reported 2.9 million pay TV subscribers, with net additions of 15,624 clients at which point the company once again re-initiates growth in this segment, without leaving aside credit limit restrictions and thereby generating healthy growth. However, when comparing the [...]

TCC highlights the importance of content integration

In an interview during NexTV Series South America, Javier Ruete, General Manager of the Uruguayan operator TCC spoke about the integration of content from multiple providers and the future challenges in the TV market. According to the executive, “in the coming years, the challenges of pay TV will be related to the rights management” in a [...]

Bolívar signs deals with pay TV operators

Bolivian soccer team Bolívar, current champion of the tournament, has recently sold its TV rights to three pay TV operators – Cotas, Inter Satelital and Coteor- and is about to close another agreement with the company Digital Cable, Bolivars General Manager, Fernando Ibargüen told NexTV News Latam. Clausura 2017 tournament begins today, July 28. Ibargüen said that these agreements are [...]

Brazil lost more than 136,000 pay TV subs in May

According to data provided by Brazilian regulator Anatel, the countrys pay TV base lost 136,787 subscribers (-0.73%) in May compared to previous month and recorded 18.64 million. In the last twelve months, the market lost 262,565 customers (-1.39%). Of the groups reported by the regulator, Oi showed the highest growth, both in May in the [...]