Tag Archives: Pay-TV

Foreign TV commercials ban declared unconstitutional in Brazil

Brazilian Supreme Federal Court declared unconstitutional the article 25 of the pay TV law (12.485/2011), which indicates that TV programmers cannot offer channels containing commercials of foreign agencies. The debate on this issue in the Justice had begun in 2013. To take the resolution, the Supreme Court considered the principles of equality and free competition. [...]

Venezuelan pay TV market still falling

According to data released by Venezuelan regulator Conatel, the countrys pay TV market ended the second quarter of 2017 with 4.8 million subscribers, a figure that represents a decrease of 1.4% compared to previous quarter and 3.8% compared to same quarter last year. Household penetration fell from 67.01% in Q216 to 63.58% in Q317. Among [...]

NexTV CEO, the leading conference on the future of TV and OTT, comes to Miami

The fourth edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, the leading conference on the future of TV, will begin tomorrow in Miami. The event will gather the leading pay TV, free-to-air, OTT and TV networks executives. The conference, organized by Dataxis, will be held at The Biltmore Hotel on November 2 & 3 and will feature [...]

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. [...]

Pay TV market in Latin America reached 74.3 million subs in Q2 2017

Following Dataxis research, the pay TV market in Latin America reached 74.3 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, ended almost unchanged from the previous quarter. Although the market remained stable, America Movil and AT&T (DirecTV), the two main groups lost subscribers. America Movil lost 1.3% of its pay TV subscriber base in the [...]

Smart TV penetration grows in Peru

According to a survey carried out by the Peruvian telecom regulator Osiptel, the penetration of smart TVs has tripled over the last two years, growing from 13,3% in 2014 to 36.9% in 2016. “The vast possibilities of consumption of digital entertainment in the home have been triggered by the appearance of Smart TVs or televisions [...]

IFT asks Telmex to modify functional separation plan

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has asked Telmex to modify its functional separation plan. This way, the regulator delays the company’s plans to enter the pay TV market, as it must first comply with this condition. “In assessing the information and documentation submitted, IFT considered that this proposal should be modified in order to ensure [...]

Argentina’s soccer will be available at no additional cost until October 31

Argentina’s soccer league will remain available on pay TV, at no additional cost and in standard definition, until October 31, sources from the companies that own the TV rights told La Nación. After that date, users will have to subscribe to the new premium bundle, called “Pack Fútbol”, which costs AR $ 300 (USD 17.5). [...]

Megacable’s Xview reaches 87,000 subscribers in Mexico

Megacable CEO Enrique Yamuni spoke to NexTV News Latam about the strategy and next steps of Xview, the companys next-generation multi-screen service with linear TV and On Demand content that has already reached 87,000 subscribers. – What opportunities did you see in the market when launching Xview? Megacable recognizes that content consumption habits are changing, [...]