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Paraguay wants to ban analog TV sets imports

The National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) and the Paraguayan Customs want to ban non-digital TV sets imports in the country with the aim of preparing the population for the analog switch-off, which will take place in 2020. This was announced by Conatels Radiocommunication manager, Alberto Ishibashi, according to local [...]

Venezuelan pay TV market still falling

According to data released by Venezuelan regulator Conatel, the countrys pay TV market ended the second quarter of 2017 with 4.8 million subscribers, a figure that represents a decrease of 1.4% compared to previous quarter and 3.8% compared to same quarter last year. Household penetration fell from 67.01% in Q216 to 63.58% in Q317. Among [...]

Tigo, Personal drive Paraguayan pay TV growth

Paraguay ended 2016 with more than 549,000 pay TV subscribers, up 11% compared to previous year. Tigo and Personal added the most subscribers, according to data from regulator Conatel, published by Paraguay.com.py. Tigo, the market leader, reported 273,000 subscribers, up 14% than previous year (34,000 subs). The data do not reflect the subscribers of its [...]

Conatel calls on pay TV companies to provide quality services

The National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) of Venezuela is holding meetings with pay TV companies to monitor and evaluate the service they provide at the national level. The regulator said on its website that CANTV has already attended its meeting, as well as executives of SuperCable, while Intercable was called for next week. In the case [...]

Paraguay to tender new DTT licenses in 2018

The president of the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) of Paraguay, Teresita Palacios, said that in 2018 three other DTT channels will be tendered, local daily La Nación reported. Meanwhile, this year a tender of one DTT channel is still pending. Conatel is currently studying the offers presented at the beginning of March by Mercuria SA [...]

Two companies bid for DTT licenses in Paraguay

The National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) of Paraguay opened the envelopes with the offers for three new DTT licenses. Initially, 12 companies acquired the document with technical specifications but only two submitted offers. These companies are Mercuria SA and DTH Magnetic SA. According to Última Hora, Mercuria will receive for this initiative the support of an [...]

Venezuela takes CNN en Español offline

Venezuela’s government Wednesday ordered pay TV operators to take CNN en Español off the air. The Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) has opened an administrative sanctioning proceeding against CNN en Español for alleged “direct aggressions that infringe peace and democratic stability of the country. According to the TV network, the decision came after CNN en [...]

Cable operators file lawsuit against Conatel over Tigo’s DTH license in Paraguay

The Association of Cable Operators of the Interior has filed a lawsuit against the Paraguayan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) for grating Tigo the license to operate DTH services, Última Hora reported. According to the members of the cable association, the Paraguayan regulator, chaired by Teresita Palacios, did not carry out a rigorous analysis on the [...]

Tigo was granted a license to operate DTH in Paraguay in September

According to Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color, the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) has already granted Tigo (Millicom) a license to operate DTH last September, through Resolution No. 1,610, which had not been made public until now . The Paraguayan newspaper has published a copy of resolution, which grants “the license to provide the Service of Distribution [...]

Paraguay rushes the implementation of its DTT service

The National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) has assigned frequencies on 700 Mhz to Asuncions five FTA channels. The experimental tests will begin prior to the end of the year. The regulator also defined a new calendar for the analog shut down that will reduce the implementation times for the capital city. CONATEL new rules state that [...]