Tag Archives: 2018

Costa Rica adds pay TV subscribers and loses FTA accesses in 2018

In its 2018 Telecommunications Statistics Report, Costa Rican Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel) recorded 883,883 pay TV subscribers in the country. Clients in the market has been rising in the last five years and, related to 2017, it added 51,976 subscribers.  According to what Sutel officially reported, Costa Rican pay TV recorded 732,546 subscribers. The previous mentioned [...]

Movistar Play reaches 242 thousand Chilean accesses in 2018

According to data published in Telefonica Chiles financial results report up to December 2018, the OTT Movistar Play recorded 242 thousand subscribers. The offer includes access to the OTT from any device, with availability of up to 75 live channels that can be paused, moved back or reproduced from the beginning. Movistar Play also includes [...]

Globo increases revenues in 2018, but Group has a 26% fall

Grupo Globo’s balance sheet, published last March 12th, showed that Brazil’s largest broadcaster managed to increase its revenues in 2018 but, despite that, it had a 26% fall due to the increase in operating costs. According to the report, only Globo TV and its Internet portal had an operational deficit of USD 139.7 million, against [...]

Cablevision Group totalizes 3.5 million cable TV subscribers in 2018

According to Cablevision Group annual  results report up to December 31st, 2018, the company totalized 3.5 million cable TV subscribers, and CATVs ARPU increased in 36.4 porcentual points compared with 2017. The company considers in this figure the total number of subscribers in Argentina and Uruguay. In the fourth quarter 2018, Cablevision continued adding titles [...]

Venezuela adds DTH and loses pay TV subscribers

According to the figures telecommunications field report at the end of the second quarter 2018, presented by the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), Venezuelan pay TV  recorded 4,651,707 subscribers. These number means a 2.84% decrease in relation to the number of subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, which amounted to 4,787,451. The report mentions that, [...]

Telefonica grows in OTT and IPTV and loses DTH subscribers

According to the 2018 results report presented by Telefonica, the company recorded 945 thousand OTT subscribers and had a 835 thousand clients growth in IPTV and cable TV. Totally, in addition to OTT subscribers, the company added 408 thousand net in pay TV last year. Telefonica considers Latin American and European Movistar Plays app customers [...]

Millicom reached 3.1 million cable subscribers

In the fourth quarter 2018 Millicom added 93 thousand organic HFC clients and another 368 thousand in Latin America for the operations acquired from Cable Onda in Panama, that is, 461 thousand cable customers to totalize 3.1 million in 2018. From the new organic customers, more than a third belongs to Une-Tigo, in Colombia, where [...]

Brazil lost half a million subscribers in 2018

According to Anatel data, Brazilian market lost 550 thousand pay TV subscribers in 2018 and decreased in 17.57 million. Largest operators (Claro, Sky, Telefonica, Algar) all declined with the only exception of Oi, which increased slightly. Among the biggest falls is the evangelical DTH Nossa TV, which ended the year with a third of its [...]

Brazilian Pay TV empowered local content in 2018

Brazilian Pay TV broadcasted 2,684 original titles of that country in 2018, according to information provided by National Film Agencys  Brazilian Film and Audiovisual Observatory (OCA). Brazilian programming in Qualified Channels (CEQ), which must include three hours and a half Brazilian content a day, was 7.5% and reached 14.3% between 6 PM and 12 AM. [...]