Tag Archives: set-top boxes

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 [...]

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 [...]

Chile to create law against pirate set-top boxes

The Chilean senate is working on a bill that seeks to sanction the commercialization and use of satellite set-top boxes for illegal pay TV operations. The Transport and Telecommunications Commission dispatched the bill last week, which introduces changes in the general Telecommunications Law. Diario Financiero reported that the initiative seeks to attack piracy, which according [...]

Osiptel opposes STB rental charges

The Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Osiptel) stated its position about the companies’ practice of charging an extra fee for the rental of set-top boxes . According to the regulator, this is “inappropriate” because “the company must provide them as part of the service”. In a statement, the regulator said “the provision of services [...]

Liberty Global to integrate Netflix into STBs

Liberty Global, the international pay TV and broadband company, announced a multi-year partnership with Netflix which will lead to Netflixs content being made available to Liberty Global customers in more than 30 countries in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.   The partnership follows the successful UK launch of Netflix on Virgin Media in 2013. [...]

Liberty Global to integrate Netflix into STBs

Liberty Global, the international pay TV and broadband company, announced a multi-year partnership with Netflix which will lead to Netflixs content being made available to Liberty Global customers in more than 30 countries in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.   The partnership follows the successful UK launch of Netflix on Virgin Media in 2013. [...]

Telecentro from Argentina offers Netflix on its Sagemcom STBs

  Triple play operator Telecentro from Argentina (Pierri Group) is offering to new clients the hybrid HD set-top box DCIW303 provided by the French company Sagemcom. The new box offers access to Netflix and the operators TV Everywhere service Telecentro Play, among other apps.   The operators technical support service confirmed this information to NexTV [...]