Tag Archives: Ecuador

Ecuador: Three out of ten homes have digital TV set

According to data from Ecuadors Telecommunications Ministry (Mintel), published by El Comercio, currently only three out of ten households have a TV set with digital technology. The new plan for the country’s migration to DTT, which was presented on September 19, established that the analog switch-off will begin in 2020 and will end in 2023. [...]

Ecuador court rules against satellite TV piracy

Ecuador’s Justice ruled against two administrators of server IKS 61a in a case of satellite pay TV signal piracy. They were penalized with one year of effective prison and a fine. The Alianza Contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga reported that the investigation process took four years and involved the participation and joint work of [...]

Ecuador to switch off analog TV by 2023

Ecuadors telecommunications ministry has presented a new master plan for the transition to DTT in the country. The analog switch off will be conducted gradually, starting in 2020 and ending in December 2023. The plan was presented on Wednesday, September 19, by the Minister of Telecommunications, Guillermo León. It will be carried out following three [...]

Servisky acquires Ecuadorian national soccer team rights

The Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) has signed a deal with Servisky for the rights to broadcast the national team in qualifiers and friendly matches, for the next four years. The president of the entity, Carlos Villacís, said, “revenues for the FEF will double.” For its part, one of the members of the board told El [...]

DirecTV, Puntonet sign deal in Ecuador

DirecTV Ecuador and Puntonet have signed an agreement to offer broadband (FTTH) and pay TV, initially in Quito and Guayaquil. The deal was approved by the Telecommunications Regulation and Control Agency (Arcotel). This way, the commercial teams of both companies will be able to offer a bundle with both services. Among the benefits for new [...]

DirecTV and TV Cable reach an agreement with GolTV in Ecuador to showcase local soccer

Ecuadorian Pay-TV companies DirecTV and TV Cable already have the GolTV channel in their programming line-up through which their subscribers can view all the matches of the local soccer league. The sports channel is from the basic packages of the operators, for which users will not have to pay any extra cost; while those with [...]

GolTV selected to broadcast Ecuadorian soccer league

Representatives of 24 teams in Ecuador have selected the company GolTV as the winner of the TV rights to broadcast the domestic soccer league, for the next ten years, according to local media. There were four companies interested in the process: DirecTV, GolTV, Teleamazonas and Fox Sports. The representatives had two meetings. In the first [...]

Ecuador’s soccer teams live-stream their matches on YouTube

Due to the legal conflict over the TV rights, Ecuadorian teams Liga de Quito, Barcelona and Emelec decided to live stream their matches for the recent date of the local tournament on their YouTube channels. The match between Barcelona and El Nacional was available on the YouTube channel BSCtv and was produced by Digital Plus. [...]

FEF opens new soccer rights tender

The Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) opened “under protest” a new soccer rights tender for the period 2018-2028. According to the justice, the entity has 15 days to carry out the process. The announcement of the opening of the tender was made by the president of FEF, Carlos Villacís, in a conference, with no questions, as [...]

Ecuador: Soccer league begins battle against illegal streams

The deal signed between the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) and GolTV includes Internet rights. However, these transmissions have not been regulated due to the legal conflict with the Uruguayan company. According to El Comercio, different Facebook accounts are streaming the matches live. The Association of Small and Medium Cable Operators (Asocope in Spanish), which broadcasted [...]