Tag Archives: DTH

DirecTV to be available for United Airlines flights in Latin America

US airline United Airlines includes DirecTVs offer for free, which is part of a catalog of more than 100 live TV channels and the launch of new Hollywood films, available on selected Boeing 737 aircrafts. The new offer is available to customers on selected long distance routes in Latin America. Apart from including DirecTV live [...]

Venezuela adds DTH and loses pay TV subscribers

According to the figures telecommunications field report at the end of the second quarter 2018, presented by the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), Venezuelan pay TV  recorded 4,651,707 subscribers. These number means a 2.84% decrease in relation to the number of subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, which amounted to 4,787,451. The report mentions that, [...]

Telefonica grows in OTT and IPTV and loses DTH subscribers

According to the 2018 results report presented by Telefonica, the company recorded 945 thousand OTT subscribers and had a 835 thousand clients growth in IPTV and cable TV. Totally, in addition to OTT subscribers, the company added 408 thousand net in pay TV last year. Telefonica considers Latin American and European Movistar Plays app customers [...]

Record TV launches news channel to face CNN Brazil

Brazilian FTA Record TV Journalism Department is working to launch a new news channel, scheduled for 2020. It could replace Record News, current 24-hour news network from Record Group , or develop a new project, competing with Record News. Central point for the new channel is to be available for pay TV formats and OTT [...]

SBT to cancel its DTH by conflict with parabolics

Brazilian Television System (SBT), a FTA channel in that country, cancelled its DTH without warning subscribers who tune it there. The reasons for the decision could be because of  a conflict between the channel and the equipment manufacturing companies to get an extra money to load the network programming grid in them. Currently, only those [...]

America Movil acquires Telefonica Guatemala and El Salvador

America Movil announced that it has acquired 100% of Movistar Guatemala and has entered into an agreement to acquire 99.3% of Movistar El Salvador, including . The acquired companies provide mobile and fixed telecommunications, including voice, data and Pay TV, adding only 15,000 DTH subs both operators. Telefonica Guatemalas acquisition has been completed, while the [...]

Cable TV beat DTH again in 2018

According to Dataxis market intelligence monitoring, third quarter 2018 recorded 33.8 million DTH TV subscribers in Latin America, while Cable TV reached 34.8 million. This means an irreversible trend towards the end of 2018. Cable TV,  which had lost leadership in 2014, surpassed DTH again in 2018. There are two main factors that explain this [...]

Argentinian holding Interam will launch its DTH NiceTV in March with Chinal and Paraguayan companies

Argentinian holding Interam confirmed the launching of its new DTH  ‘NiceTV’, using the enabling license given by National Communications Agency (Enacom). Martín Amarilla, new operator managing partner and Chinese and Paraguayan companies will also take part in the  developing. Those partners already work in manufacturing components like antennas, set-top boxes and cable terminations in Mercosur, [...]

Argentinian holding Interam will launch its DTH NiceTV in March with Chinal and Paraguayan companies

Argentinian holding Interam confirmed the launching of its new DTH  ‘NiceTV’, using the enabling license given by National Communications Agency (Enacom). Martín Amarilla, new operator managing partner and Chinese and Paraguayan companies will also take part in the  developing. Those partners already work in manufacturing components like antennas, set-top boxes and cable terminations in Mercosur, [...]