Tag Archives: Argentina

ATVC adds DirecTV as member

Argentina’s cable association ATVC announced that it has added DirecTV as a member. In addition, the entity renewed its authorities until 2020. Walter Burzaco continues as president. “The addition of DirecTV is an example of the pluralism and full representation that ATVC has built over almost four decades defending the industry, freedom of expression and [...]

Argentina renews DTT deal with RT

Russian TV network RT will continue to be available on the DTT platform in Argentina. Its executives renewed the distribution deal until 2022. The signing ceremony was attended by Russian president Vladimir Putin and Argentine president Mauricio Macri. RT was the first foreign broadcaster to be carried by TDA (Television Digital Abierta- Open Digital Television). [...]

Argentine MSO Telecentro stated 525 thousand TV subs

Argentine MSO Telecentro has 525 thousand cable TV subscribers, revealed for the first time its owner Alberto Pierri, in an interview with local newspaper Infobae. In addition, he added that in total they have 850 thousand subscribers among their TV, Internet and telephony services. The businessman acknowledged that they are noticing a declining trend of [...]

Argentina’s FTA broadcasters claim for the heavy tax burden

Argentine FTA networks requested “lighten the backpack” in relation to the tax scheme, mainly for those that are paid by services of right management. This request was made within the framework of a meeting of the Association of Argentine Broadcasters (ATA), in which the head of the National Communications Agency (Enacom), Silvana Giudici, was present. [...]

Personal and Cablevisión customers can watch the Copa Libertadores final without using data

Clients of the mobile phone company Personal and pay TV operator Cablevisión in Argentina will be able to watch the games of the Copa Libertadores final on multiplatform service Flow, without consuming data, as well as the Personal Fest music festival. The first match of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca and River will be [...]

Telefónica goes to Court over Cablevisión-Telecom merger

Telefónica Argentina appeared before the Civil and Commercial Justice to challenge the resolution that approved the merger between Cablevisión and Telecom, according to Página 12. The company went to court after receiving no response on the formal protest presented to the National Commission for the Defense of Competition (CNDC), the Commerce Secretariat and the Ministry [...]

“The market tends to concentrate, small operators must create alliances”

José Luis Jacquet Matillon, CEO of El Cuatro, a pay TV operator from Jujuy, in northern Argentina, participated in the recent edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, where he offered his vision on new opportunities in pay TV and stressed the need to partner with other small operators to face the high costs and new [...]

Argentina suspends migration of pay UHF services

Argentinas National Communications Agency (Enacom) suspended for two years the migration of pay UHF services operating at frequencies 512-698 MHz to the 12.2 GHz-12.7 GHz band. Through a resolution published in the Official Gazette, the agency suspended the effects of the measure originally adopted in May 2016, which was modified a few months later. Initially, [...]

Telecentro launches voice remote

Argentine triple play operator Telecentro has launched a voice remote that let users to access channels, applications and contents. It is available for customers with Smart HD or 4K Ultra HD set-top boxes. In this way, it becomes the first company in Argentina and Latin America to offer this option, said Telecentro in a release. [...]