Tag Archives: DTH

CANTV’s DTH service launches HD channel

La Tele Tuya (TLT) has become the first channel in HD quality to launch on CNTVs DTH service in Venezuela. It is available on channel 602 of the operators lineup. “Today we take a new step by becoming the first Venezuelan channel to broadcast in HD, 24/7 through CANTV Satelital” the company said through a [...]

Unbrossa selects Eutelsat to launch DTH in the Caribbean

Unbrossa (Unique Broadcasting Service) has signed a multiyear, multi-transponder agreement with Eutelsat Americas for the launch of its new low-cost DTH platform for the Caribbean, called Play. The company booked capacity on the Eutelsat 117 West B satellite. Play will offer over 125 channels, including 25 in HD. It is scheduled to launch in spring [...]

Brazil’s Anatel approves new pay TV rules

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has approved new rules for the pay TV market. Among the changes, the regulator established that local free-to-air TV channels must negotiate their distribution deals directly with pay TV operators. According to the agency, FTA channels will have to sign individual distribution agreements with each operator. The channels may demand [...]

Argentina grants new DTH license

The National Communications Agency (Enacom) has granted a DTH license to Interam SRL, a company located in Formosa province, northeast region of Argentina. Initially, the company will invest AR$ 100 million (USD 4.9 million) in equipment. The first trials would begin in three months and the service would be operational in six months. The person [...]

Argentina delays DTH approval decision

The telecommunications companies are waiting for their authorization to provide DTH in Argentina. According to Página 12 newspaper, which cites official and private sources, the government will not issue a DNU (decree of necessity and urgency) to authorize them to provide DTH and, instead, decided to debate the issue in the Congress. For several months [...]

Claro reinforces its DTH service in Brazil

DTH operator Claro (América Móvil) is changing its strategy in the Brazilian market. Next week, it will present a new image and features, the company announced in a promotional video. In turn, local news site TelaViva reported that Agrício Silva Neto, who was previously VP of Marketing at Sky, was named as CEO of a [...]

Movistar launches DTH in Costa Rica

Movistar has commercially launched its prepaid DTH service in Costa Rica. The basic package, called Plan Pro HD, includes 15 HD channels, 54 in SD and three national TV networks for a monthly price of ¢9,900 (USD 17). The offer includes four plans. The options Pro HD + HBO MAX (77 channels, 20 in HD) [...]

Cablevisión to migrate to DTH in Uruguay

The Uruguayan government decided – through a decree – to free up the UHF system in the 512 MHz band and migrate all the operators – in this case only Cablevisión – to DTH, in Montevideo and the metropolitan area, local daily El Observador reported. The decree, dated December 28, 2017, were published on the [...]