Tag Archives: Perú

Osiptel wants to ban set-top box charges

Perus Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Osiptel in Spanish) presented a proposal to ban the sale or rental of pay TV set-top boxes. According to the regulator, “the STBs are essential to deliver the service”. The President of Osiptel, Rafael Muente, said that the aim is to “guarantee greater transparency and simplicity in [...]

ESPN launches Peruvian edition of SportsCenter

ESPN has launched the Peruvian edition of SportsCenter, now available on ESPN2 and TV Everywhere platform ESPN Play. The news show has two daily editions from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and from 10 p.m. until midnight (Peru time). SportsCenter includes Peruvian and international sports content, with emphasis on local soccer and the national team [...]

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 [...]

FOX Sports to launch exclusive channel for Peru

FOX plans to launch next year the exclusive channel FOX Sports Peru, which will include shows and news produced in the country, Carlos Martínez, president of FOX Networks Group Latin America, told G magazine. In the interview with the Peruvian magazine Martinez said that they will try to “buy the TV rights of professional soccer [...]

Peru to ban set-top box rental charges

The President of the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Osiptel in Spanish), Rafael Muente, said in an interview with Gestión.pe that they are preparing a new rule, which will be issued before the end of the year, to ban the practice of charging a separate fee for the rental of  pay TV set-top [...]

More than 200,000 Movistar clients watched the World Cup 2018 qualifiers online in Peru

Movistar Peru announced that more than 200,000 customers watched the Ecuador vs Peru soccer match, as well as the other games of the South American teams, through its mobile platforms Movistar Play and Movistar Fútbol. According to the company, 60% of users watched the match between Ecuador and Peru, which was played on September 5, [...]

Telefonica Peru invests in 4G network, reinforces its video streaming strategy

Telefonica Peru plans to invest more than S/350 million (USD 106.6 million) this year to deploy 4G technology in the country, mainly using 700 Mhz band. The figure represents a growth of 57% compared to 2016. In this way, the company intends to “continue improving the quality of services” and supports “the quality of new [...]

Telefonica launches Movistar Play in Peru

Movistar Peru announced the launch of its streaming service Movistar Play, which includes live linear channels and a catalogue with movies, series and children’s content, among others, available at no additional cost for both fixed Internet customers and mobile users. Movistar said in a statement that the platform is “the only one in the market [...]