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Mexico raises USD 84.4 million in DTT tender

Mexican Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) reported that the 13 participants of the new DTT tender paid MX$ 1,614 million (USD 84.4 million) for 32 signals for 29 coverage areas in different regions of the country. Between December 18 and 20 of this year IFT plans to deliver the concession titles for the commercial use [...]

Megacable’s Xview reaches 127,000 subscribers

Mexicos Megacable said in its Q3 report that its Xview interactive video platform reached 127,000 subscribers, only three months after its launch. Currently, this product covers 22 cities. Xview has had an excellent reception by our users, reaching 127,000 subscribers at the close of 3Q17. These results give us the confidence that the goals set [...]

Televisa sales down 3.8% in Q3, profit up 9.1%

Mexico’s Televisa presented its financial results for the third quarter of 2017. The company said its net sales decreased by 3.8% to MX$ 22.8 billion (USD 1.2 billion). This fall was mainly attributable to the drop in advertising revenues. Net income attributable to stockholders of the company grew by 9.1% and reached MX$ 1.1 billion [...]

IFT: Less than 20% of pay TV customers subscribe to OTT services

According to data from Primera Encuesta 2017, Usuarios de Servicios de Telecomunicaciones survey, conducted by Mexican regulator IFT, less than 20% of pay TV users also subscribe to OTT services such as Netflix, Blim or Claro Video. According to the data, published by El Financiero, millennials are the group that most subscribe to these services. [...]

TV Azteca net sales up 7% in Q317

Mexicos TV Azteca presented its financial statement for the third quarter of 2017 in which it reported net sales of MX$ 3,459 million (USD 180.6 million), up 7% from previous year. The company reported a net loss of MX$ 307 million (USD 16 mllion), which represents a recovery of 84% compared to the previous year. [...]

FOX Sports acquires rights to broadcast Tijuana and Santos matches

FOX Sports Latin America announced that it has acquired exclusive global TV rights to Mexican soccer teams Tijuana (“Xolos”) and Santos Laguna. These five-year deals will become effective in July 2018 with Tijuana, and in July 2019 with Santos Laguna. The sports channel will broadcast live, through all its digital platforms and on pay TV [...]

Mexico’s IFT closes case against América Móvil

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) ruled that América Móvil and its subsidiary Telmex did not engage in monopolistic practices by offering Claro Video streaming service free of charge to its customers, Mexican daily El Universal reported. This way, IFT ordered closing the file. In January 2014, Totaplay (Salinas Group), filed a complaint against América Móvil [...]

Google and Apple open official stores in Latin America

Google and Apple are expanding the reach of their products in Latin America. Recently, Google added Brazil and Mexico among the new countries where the Google Store is now available, along with Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. In turn, Apple has opened new premium reseller stores in Argentina. Google Store websites in Brazil and [...]