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IFT renews TV Azteca and Televisa concessions

Mexican telecom regulator IFT has renewed the concessions of TV Azteca and Televisa for another 20 years. Both stations reach 93.2% of Mexican households, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). This includes Televisas free-to-air channels Las Estrellas, Canal 5, Canal 9, Foro TV and several local stations. In the [...]

MVS wins Supreme Court support for FTA TV in CDMX

Mexicos Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) ruled in favor of MVS Comunicaciones, which wants to provide free-to-air TV in Mexico City, with the 52Mx channel. This is the most important FTA market in the country. For the second time, the Justice ruled in favor of MVS, which had filed a protective action against the Telecommunications [...]

IFT starts investigation on substantial power in radio and TV

Mexico´s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has launched a process to determine the possible existence of economic agents with substantial market power in the radio and television industries. In the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF), the regulator said the investigation is ex officio. The procedure “does not prejudge the existence of substantial power by any [...]

Mexico reaches 22.6 million pay TV accesses

The Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) presented the Q118 results of the telecommunications market. Pay TV recorded 22.6 million accesses, an increase of 1.5% when compared to the total figure reported by operators in the same period of the previous year. According to the data provided by the regulator, the service penetration maintains at 67% [...]

IFT denies Telmex license to offer pay TV in Mexico

Telmex asked the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) for a license to offer pay TV in Mexico since the company will carry out its functional separation, as it was requested by the regulator. However, the IFT denied that request, according to El Universal. In its separation plan, the company requested that the regulator “confirm the [...]

Mexico to launch new tender for DTT channels

Mexicos Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) plans to tender new radio and TV stations in the second half of the year, according to the Annual Program for the Use of Frequency Bands 2018, published this week in the official gazette. According to the document, IFT plans to tender 58 commercial DTT channels, 22 channels for social [...]

IFT: Televisa does not have substantial power in pay TV

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) announced that it does not have elements to determine that Televisa has substantial power in the pay TV market. The regulator reversed an earlier decision after the Mexican Supreme Court ordered it to revisit its finding that Grupo Televisa has substantial power in the pay TV market. The Mexican group [...]

Mexico: Pay TV subscribers down 0.8% in Q317

According to Q317 data released by Mexican regulator IFT, total pay TV accesses in the country reached 22.2 million, down 0.8% compared to the figure reported by operators in the same period of previous year. The service penetration “went from 67 to 66 accesses per 100 households,” the regulator said. At the end of the [...]

IFT approves Telmex separation plan

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) approved, with four votes in favor and three against, the functional separation plan of Telmex, according to information published on IFTs website. América Móvil said it will challenge the resolution because it substantially differs from the plan presented by Telmex and Telnor in compliance with IFTs separation order of 2017. [...]

Mexico’s IFT to review its decision on Televisa’s power in pay TV market

After a recent Supreme Court decision, the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) will have to review its decision on Televisa’s substantial power in pay TV market. “We are aware that we will have to revoke the resolution that determined that Televisa had substantial power in the pay TV market and issue a new one with [...]