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UCV TV to change name

Chiles free-to-air channel UCV TV, owned by Media 23 SpA (90%) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (10%), will change its name to TV+. The new image will be presented before the end of the year. According to Diario Financiero, the change will involve investments of between USD 600,000 and USD 1 million and [...]

Chile’s TVN doubles losses

Chilean free-to-air channels presented their financial results for the first half of 2018. According to the data, the state-owned channel TVN doubled its losses compared to the same period last year. Mega and Canal 13 reported positive results. TVN reported losses of CH$ 9,024 million (USD 13.1 million). The channel said the results are explained [...]

New DTT channel launched in Chile

The University of Santiago de Chile has officially launched the new DTT channel STGO.TV, which is available 24 hours on frequency 48.1 in the Metropolitan Region, with educational and cultural content. “Today is a historic day for us, but it is also for the inhabitants of the Metropolitan Region, who now have a new regional, [...]

DirecTV becomes Chile’s second pay TV operator

According to Q218 data from Chile’s Subsecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), the pay TV market reached 3.35 million subscribers, up 3.8% from previous year. VTR remains as leader, followed by DirecTV, which moved Movistar to the third place. At the end of Q218, DirecTV reported 690,184 subscribers (+10.2% YoY) and 20.6% of market share, while Movistar [...]

Chile’s CNTV launches free streaming service with local content

Chiles National Television Council (CNTV) has launched a free access streaming platform with more than 120 national productions, which were previously broadcast on free-to-air TV and were financed by the entity. Contents are available only in Chile, through the CNTV website. The catalog includes series, films, children’s shows and documentaries, which since 1992 were funded [...]

GINX Esports TV launches in Latin America with Zapping TV

GINX Esports TV is now available in Latin America. The international channel has signed a distribution deal with over-the-top platform Zapping TV. Coverage begins in Chile and will then expand to other countries in the region. GINX Esports TV operates in more than 40 countries, including France, Italy, UK and South Africa, and reaches more [...]

Broadband drives VTR Q2 growth

VTR, Chiles largest pay TV operator, added 22,000 RGUs in Q2, driven by growth in broadband and video RGUs, said Liberty Latin America in its earnings report announced last week. During the quarter, VTR added 27,000 broadband and 8,000 video RGUs. However, fixed-line telephony RGUs continued to fall and decreased by 13,000. At the end [...]

Chile court convicts owner of illegal TV operation

The Oral Criminal Court of Coyhaique unanimously convicted the owner and legal representative of the company Deygon for illegally distributing DirecTV satellite signals in the Aysén Region, in southern Chile. Police investigations together with the Public Ministry established that the local operator Deygon used DirecTV set-top boxes and illegally retransmitted 67 channels through coaxial cable [...]

Pirate services stop offering content after police operation in Chile

After the raids carried out by Chiles Investigative Police (PDI) that resulted in the detention of ten people, users reported on Facebook that popular pirate IPTV service Megaplay has lost all its Chilean channels as well as several HD channels. Users also reported that pirate subscription service IPTV Chile is down, Alianza contra la Piratería [...]

Chile strikes major blow against piracy

Chiles Crime Investigation Brigade of Intellectual Property arrested at least 10 people that were illegally delivering content from pay TV programmers. The operation is considered one of the most important in the region in the battle against piracy. The Chilean authorities carried out this action based on a criminal complaint filed in 2017 by Fox [...]