Tag Archives: Perú

Ban on set-top box rental charges now effective in Peru

The Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Osiptel in Spanish) reported that the resolution banning the sale or rental of set-top boxes by pay TV companies becomes effective on May 12. “Specifically, the rental or sale of the decoders will have to disappear,” Osiptel president Rafael Muente Schwarz told Gestión.pe. The regulator established that [...]

Peru promotes DTT with the arrival of the World Cup

The Vice-Minister of Communications of Peru, Virginia Nakagawa, recently participated in a seminar titled “Towards Russia 2018 with Digital Terrestrial Television”, where the use of DTT was promoted, taking benefit of the momentum generated by the World Cup. According to the Nakagawa, the World Cup is an appropriate occasion to address issues related to the [...]

Movistar Play surpasses 580,000 users in Peru

Movistar Peru announced investments of close to S/1,400 million (USD 434 million) this year to improve the infrastructure of its fixed and mobile networks throughout the country. In this context, the company reported that Movistar Play streaming service has more than 580,000 users and the goal is to reach 1 million by the end of [...]

RT en Español launches on Movistar Peru

News TV channel RT en Español (Russia Today) is now available on the digital platform of Movistar cable operation in Peru, on channel 815 of the International Channels category. The launch of RT responds to our need to enhance our commercial offer of international channels, and thus provide differential quality content to our customers,” said [...]

Claro Video plans to produce more content in Peru

Claro Video plans to create more content in Peru, where they see streaming as an additional channel to the pay TV offer. Claro’s Deputy Director of Residential Market, Roberto Bellido, said that the company has already produced series in Mexico, and now they are interested in the Peruvian market, Gestión reported. In the country, Claro [...]

Peru bans pay TV STB charges

Peru’s Organismo Supervisor de Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones (Osiptel) has approved a new rule that bans operators from charging for pay TV set-top boxes. According to the regulator, these devices are essential to access the service and are part of the operator’s network. Osiptel established that the subscription to a pay TV service must include [...]

Cinemax launches commercial operations in Peru

HBO Latin America announced the launch of commercial operations of its basic pay TV channel Cinemax in Peru. Now, companies in the country will be able to advertise their products and services in the channels programming. According to Gustavo Grossmann, CVP of Networks for HBO Latin America, during 2017 the Peruvian pay TV market had [...]

Telefónica sees growth in pay TV subs driven by Peru

Telefónica announced its financial results for Q417. The company reported 4.6 million pay TV accesses in Latin America (including Brazil). Hispanoamérica division, which will be split into two new units, reached 3.0 million pay TV accesses, up 4% from previous year, driven by net additions in Peru. In its report, the company highlighted the 7% [...]

Discovery Networks selects América Televisión and Canal N as advertising sales representatives in Peru

Peruvian TV broadcaster América Televisión and the news channel Canal N signed an agreement through which they will become exclusive advertising sales representatives of Discovery Networks in the country. In this way, América TV and Canal N will be representatives of all the TV channels and digital media of the company: Discovery Channel, Discovery Home [...]

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 [...]