Tag Archives: Argentina

Argentina’s convergent bill delayed once again

Through a resolution published in the official gazette, the Ministry of Modernization of Argentina extended for a 90-days period the deadline for the presentation of a preliminary draft bill of the Convergent Communications Law. The new regulation will reform, update and unify the Audiovisual Communication Services Law (Law No. 26,522) and the Argentina Digital Law [...]

TV Pública and CCTV sign first co-production deal

Televisión Pública Argentina and Chinese broadcaster CCTV announced that they have signed the first co-production agreement between both countries for the production of the series Sorprendente China and its Argentine version Sorprendente Argentina. The deal seeks to “show the cultural and social nuances of two countries geographically distant but close by human and technological relations,” [...]

Telefónica reiterates opposition to Telecom-Cablevisión merger

Telefónica again appeared before Argentina’s Ministry of Commerce questioning the approval of the merger between Telecom and Cablevisión. According to iProfesional, if the company does not receive the authorities’ response, it will go to the Civil and Commercial Justice, and would be willing to go to the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). [...]

DirecTV launches prepaid HD service in Argentina

DirecTV announced the launch of a new prepaid HD kit in Argentina, with more than 40 additional channels in high definition. Users can make recharges starting from AR$ 190 (USD 7). The prepaid HD kit costs AR$ 449 (USD 16.4) and can be purchased at any of the authorized points of sale, in main supermarket [...]

Cablevisión adds more Sony Pictures content

Cablevisión, Argentinas largest pay TV operator, announced the addition of more series produced by Sony Pictures Television, as part of the agreement recently signed by both companies. Content is available on Flow and Channel 1 HD, at no additional cost. In August, the series ” En la boca del lobo”, ” Las crónicas de Lizzie [...]

Telefe hits 2 million subscribers on YouTube

Argentine TV broadcaster Telefe (Viacom) announced that its YouTube channel has surpassed 2 million subscribers, only eight months after receiving YouTubes gold Play Button for reaching 1 million. Telefes official channel on YouTube has more than 75,000 videos and offers the best contents of each show. The channels of Susana Giménez, Humor Telefe and Novelas [...]

Movistar Argentina moves forward with fiber deployment, announces new offer for residential clients

Movistar announced a new offer for its fiber customer base, which has reached 300,000 homes connected, the company said in a statement. The new offer includes unlimited calls to fixed lines nationwide, 300 Mbps of Internet speed and the new Smart WiFi application to auto-manage the wireless connection and devices from the smartphone. Currently, Movistar [...]

Telefónica challenges Telecom-Cablevisión merger in Argentina

Telefónica announced that it challenged the decision of Argentina’s Commerce Secretariat to approve the merger between Telecom and Cablevisión. According to the company, the combination “involves the main pay TV provider in the country” and “will concentrate almost 60% of the fixed broadband market nationally and up to 90% in certain cities.” In a statement, [...]

Cablevisión Flow adds content from Sony Pictures Television

Cablevisión, Argentina’s leading pay TV operator, has signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Television to add its content to multi-screen platform Flow and Channel 1 in HD. Through this agreement, “Hugo Chávez: El Comandante” is now available with the story of the Venezuelan leader, and soon will be added “En la Boca del Lobo”, a [...]