Tag Archives: Pay-TV

Nine arrested for Pay TV piracy in Argentina

The police of the province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, arrested nine people who were illegally distributing Pay TV, internet and telephony through set-top boxes (STB) and modems stolen from companies of the sector. The people were employees of outsourced companies that worked for telecommunication operators. Through a parallel company they charged AR$ 1,500 (USD [...]

Latam Pay TV subscriptions fall for sixth consecutive quarter

According to Dataxis, as at Q1 2018 Pay TV in Latin America reached 71.4 million subscribers, which represents a drop of around 0.1% compared to the end of 2017. Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico were the markets that recorded the highest loss of subscribers. This way, the regional pay TV sector registered its sixth straight quarterly [...]

Chile strikes major blow against piracy

Chiles Crime Investigation Brigade of Intellectual Property arrested at least 10 people that were illegally delivering content from pay TV programmers. The operation is considered one of the most important in the region in the battle against piracy. The Chilean authorities carried out this action based on a criminal complaint filed in 2017 by Fox [...]

Peru: pay TV market grows 8.2% in March

According to data from the Peruvian regulator Osiptel, the pay TV market registered 1.98 million connections in March, up 8.2% (or 150,000 subscribers), compared to the same month of 2017. In March, Telefónica del Perú had 65.6% of market share, DirecTV 14.8%, Claro 9.7% and the rest of the operators 9.9%. However, the regulator noted [...]

Argentina introduces changes in regulation for pay TV, Internet services

The Government of Argentina introduced changes in the Regulation for Customers of the Services of Information and Communication Technologies, through resolution 363/2018 published in the official gazette. Now, pay TV, telephony and Internet providers must resolve customer complaints within three business days in case of deficiencies and interruption of service, five business days in claims [...]

Pay TV operators to retransmit the World Cup in Peru

Several independent pay TV companies in Peru were authorized to broadcast the games of the World Cup through the free-to-air channel Latina, after a precautionary measure issued by regulator Osiptel. The Permanent Collegiate Body of Osiptel established that Latina must enable the retransmission of its FTA signal, including the 32 World Cup matches for which [...]

Pay TV asks for regulatory changes to combat piracy in Chile

Content providers, pay TV operators and technology suppliers that are part of the Alianza contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga (Alliance Against Pay TV Piracy) asked the Chilean government for progress in the approval of the bill that modifies the General Telecommunications Law in order to establish sanctions against illegal TV offer. The request came [...]

Broadband leads in Latin America, pay TV goes through a new stage

During NexTV Series Argentina, Carlos Blanco, Research director at Dataxis, offered an overview of the pay TV and OTT market in Latin America. According to the analysis, pay TV is going through a new phase and operators are focused on connectivity and content aggregation through multi-screens. In this context, in Q417 broadband took the lead [...]