Category: Pay TV

Fox selects Auditsa for ad tracking

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Latin America announced that it has selected Auditsa to analyze and monitor advertising campaigns in Colombia, Mexico and Argentina, starting May 1. Auditsa is a Mexican company with more than a decade of experience in media auditing and monitoring and has its own technology based on digital processes that recognize audio [...]

Telefónica Media Networks to manage ad sales of Peruvian soccer channel

Telefonica Media Networks announced an agreement with Consorcio Fútbol to commercialize the advertising spaces during the broadcasts of the first division of Peruvian soccer tournament, which is available through pay TV channel Gol Perú. The agreement will allow the company to commercialize the advertising of all the matches of the tournament, called Copa Movistar, and [...]

Tigo launches One TV platform in Costa Rica

Tigo has launched its One TV platform in Costa Rica, which integrates linear pay TV with OTT VOD services such as Fox and Crackle, among others. In this way, Costa Rica becomes the first market in Central America where the company offers this service. The platform allows users to access the programming on the TV [...]

Comcast to bundle Netflix into cable packages

Comcast announced an expansion of its partnership with Netflix. The US largest pay TV operator will start offering a Netflix subscription in new and existing Xfinity packages. As part of the deal, Comcast will launch a variety of initial offers this month that include a Netflix subscription. Netflix-related billing will be handled directly by Comcast, [...]

IFT denies Telmex license to offer pay TV in Mexico

Telmex asked the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) for a license to offer pay TV in Mexico since the company will carry out its functional separation, as it was requested by the regulator. However, the IFT denied that request, according to El Universal. In its separation plan, the company requested that the regulator “confirm the [...]

Viacom asks CBS to raise its bid

Viacom has asked CBS to raise its merger bid by USD 2.8 billion or almost a quarter more than CBS’s offer, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the sources, CBS is now considering its next steps in the deal negotiations. The network initially offered 0.55 of its shares for each Viacom [...]

Brazil’s Anatel approves new pay TV rules

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has approved new rules for the pay TV market. Among the changes, the regulator established that local free-to-air TV channels must negotiate their distribution deals directly with pay TV operators. According to the agency, FTA channels will have to sign individual distribution agreements with each operator. The channels may demand [...]

Viacom rejects CBS’s offer

Viacom has rejected CBS’s first acquisition offer, which is below the market value, CNBC reported, citing sources familiar with the situation. According to the report, Viacom will propose a counteroffer to CBS bid. According to the sources, the CBS offer – delivered verbally on Friday- is 0.55 shares for each Viacom class B share, valuing [...]

NexTV Series Argentina: Operators to debate the new pay TV competition

The countrys leading operators will participate in the next edition of NexTV Series Argentina, on May 16 and 17 in Buenos Aires, to discuss the new strategies and challenges they will face with the arrival of new competition. Starting this year, Argentina moved towards the convergence of services and this allows telecommunications companies to enter [...]

GolTV selected to broadcast Ecuadorian soccer league

Representatives of 24 teams in Ecuador have selected the company GolTV as the winner of the TV rights to broadcast the domestic soccer league, for the next ten years, according to local media. There were four companies interested in the process: DirecTV, GolTV, Teleamazonas and Fox Sports. The representatives had two meetings. In the first [...]