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Pay TV in Chile grows 8% in 2017

Chiles Subsecretary of Telecommunications (Subtel) published its latest statistics of the pay TV market. According to the agency, the country registered 3.29 million total subscribers in 2017, which represented an annual growth of 8%. According to the data, cable and IPTV subscribers reached 1.63 million, up 10.2% from previous year. On the other hand, satellite [...]

Chile’s VTR plays a central role in Liberty’s new structure

After Liberty Global’s restructuring process, Chilean pay TV operator VTR now plays a central role since it will be in charge of managing the new acquisitions of Liberty Latin America in the region, from Chile to Central America, with the exception of Panama, explained VTR CEO Guillermo Ponce in an interview with La Tercera. Earlier [...]

The Chilean channel Mega created a new content distribution company

The Chilean FTA TV channel Mega decided to open a new content distribution company, which will be responsible for commercializing the channel’s fiction and entertainment productions. Its name is Mega Global Entertainment (MGE) and will be led by Esperanza Garay. “The sales of our content and productions should reach the five continents and be on [...]

The exclusivity of TV and telecommunications services in Chilean buildings and condominiums is over

Two years after Chile enacted the Ley de Libre Elección (law of free choice), the regulation was published by means of which the regulation enters into force. In this way, users who live in buildings and condominiums no longer have limitations when choosing a telecommunications operator, whether it’s television, Internet or fixed telephony. This law [...]

Chile’s Canal 13 signs deal with Secuoya

Canal 13 and Grupo Secuoya have signed a consultancy agreement through which the Spanish company is committed to detecting business solutions for the Chilean free-to-air TV channel, which belongs to the Luksic group. The agreement involves the outsourcing of audiovisual services, with the goal to help easing the complicated financial situation of the channel. At [...]

Chilean free-to-air channels want to postpone the analog switch-off

Chile’s free-to-air TV channels called for an extension of the analogue switch-off date, which is scheduled for 2020, due to the delay in the implementation of digital technology. The request came after a meeting between representatives of the Sub-secretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel) and the television industry, reported La Tercera. According to the chairman of the [...]

TVN reduces losses in 2017

Chilean broadcaster TVN has recorded losses of USD 15 million in 2017, an improvement of 39% compared to the USD 24 million registered in 2016, according to Diario Financiero. In turn, the stated-owned channel reported revenues of USD 84 million, an increase of 6% compared to 2016. During the year, the channel’s administration has carried [...]

Canal 13, TVN submit joint bid for Viña del Mar Festival TV rights

Chilean TV networks Canal 13 and TVN submitted a joint bid for Viña del Mar TV rights, for the 2019-2022 period. According to local media, the offer is higher than the one presented by Chilevisión, while Mega decided not to participate in the process. The winner will be officially announced in April. For this tender [...]

Turner launches gaming streaming service Gloud in Chile

Turner Latin America announced the launch of its gaming streaming service Gloud in Chile. The platform allows users to access a game catalog, without the need to have a console. The monthly subscription costs CH$ 7,735 (USD 12.7). Gloud was initially launched in Argentina, in December 2017, and now it has extended its reach to [...]