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Brazilian pay TV is said to be sentenced to death

Abraão Balbino e Silva, Competition Superintendent at the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), said  that pay TV in that country is sentenced to death. The executive expressed that subscribers are choosing for more direct models to acquire content, which are not covered by the laws that regulate the sector in the country. Balbino’s opinion came [...]

Sky adds Playboy TV and Venus to its programming grid in Mexico and Central America

The premium content platform for adults HOTGO Media announced Playboy TV and Venus channels are now added into Skys programming grid in in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic. Both channels are already available through a monthly subscription, PPV and HOTGO, from any device with an internet connection. [...]

BabyFirst joins Sky catalog in Mexico

Aimed to expand its Latin American presence, from this month the linear TV channel BabyFirst -owned by First Media- will be added to Sky Mexicos programming grid. The channels catalog includes more than 90 programs and original characters focused on educating and stimulating babies and children during their first life years. BabyFirst will be available [...]

Sky Brazil adds TV channels to its programming grid during June

The Brazilian pay TV channel Sky will include new channels in its content offer starting in June. The main additions will be HBO, AMC, Fox Life, E!, AXN, TLC and MTV. The first channel to be added to Skys  programming grid is AMC, specialized in series and films. Later, HBO will be incorporated, in addition [...]

America Movil request authorization to offer pay TV in Mexico again

America Movil sent a formal request to the Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), in which it asks the regulator  to get authorized to enter the TV market in the country again, either via satellite or internet. Some of the arguments presented by the company in the request were that enabling TV access for any of [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses almost 170 thousand subscribers in April

Pay TV in Brazil continues adding cancellations. According to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) of that country, during the last 12 month-period, the cancellations number recorded 899.36 thousand homes. This way, Brazil closed  April with 17.17 million subscribing homes, and 168.94 thousand cancellations related to March. According to figures from April 2019 published by Anatel, [...]

Sky Play offers live channels for postpaid customers with Minha Sky

Brazilian pay TV operator Sky announced that Sky Play, its VOD platform, offers its postpaid subscribers 10 live channels. Through the Minha Sky app, customers can access to content from AXN, Band, Band News, Discovery Home&Health, Discovery Kids, ESPN, HBO, Nickelodeon, Paramount and Warner Channel. Now, with live channels, apart from accessing a wide content [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses subscribers and Oi continues to grow

According to Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) monthly report  Oi was the only Pay TV operator in Brazil in presenting growth rates during the last 12 months. In this period, the countrys pay TV market lost 767.97 thousand subscribers, representing a reduction of 4.27%, and totaled 17.23 million active contracts in the third month of [...]

Procon notifies Brazilian pay TV operators about football broadcasts in PPV

Consumer Protection and Defense Foundation (Procon), based in San Pablo, Brazil, notified Pay TV operators Claro, Sky, Vivo, Oi and Tim to clarify their subscribers modalities under which they will offer Brazilian Football Championship  broadcastings packages on pay-per-view (PPV). These content generated a USD 27 billion profit in 2018. Procon questioned Brazilian operators about the [...]

AT&T and Time Warner evaluate to remove pay TV channels in Brazil

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) and National Film Agency (Ancine) will have to decide in the second half of the year on the acquisition of Time Warner (today Warner Media) by AT&T. If the decision is that AT & T can not own HBO, Turner (TNT and CNN) and Sky at the same time, one [...]