Tag Archives: subtel

Chile to start DTT migration process in 2024 with more demands for TV channels

After a month of conversations between FTA channels and Chilean Communications Subsecretary (Subtel), Chilean Government put off the analog blackout for April 2024. According to industry authorities, TV channels presented several arguments to delay the initial date, which was agreed for April 2020, and Subtel fixed a schedule to follow with greater demands to implement [...]

Chilean TV channels want to postpone analog blackout for April 2025

Chilean National TV Association (Anatel) asked the Telecommunications Sub-Secretary (Subtel)  to extend for five more years the deadline to develop the analogue blackout in that country. Analog broadcasts end were originally planned for April 2020. The request is based on Law 20,750, which establishes that one year before the deadline, it is possible to ask [...]

Chilean Pay TV market reaches 3.4 million subscribers in Q318

According to statistics presented by the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), the Chilean pay TV market recorded 3.36 million subscribers at the end of Q318, up 3.4% when compared to previous year. During the period, DirecTV consolidated as the second operator. VTR, the market leader, reported 1.08 million customers (32.2% market share), while DirecTV, which in [...]

DirecTV becomes Chile’s second pay TV operator

According to Q218 data from Chile’s Subsecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), the pay TV market reached 3.35 million subscribers, up 3.8% from previous year. VTR remains as leader, followed by DirecTV, which moved Movistar to the third place. At the end of Q218, DirecTV reported 690,184 subscribers (+10.2% YoY) and 20.6% of market share, while Movistar [...]

Pay TV in Chile grows 8% in 2017

Chiles Subsecretary of Telecommunications (Subtel) published its latest statistics of the pay TV market. According to the agency, the country registered 3.29 million total subscribers in 2017, which represented an annual growth of 8%. According to the data, cable and IPTV subscribers reached 1.63 million, up 10.2% from previous year. On the other hand, satellite [...]

The exclusivity of TV and telecommunications services in Chilean buildings and condominiums is over

Two years after Chile enacted the Ley de Libre Elección (law of free choice), the regulation was published by means of which the regulation enters into force. In this way, users who live in buildings and condominiums no longer have limitations when choosing a telecommunications operator, whether it’s television, Internet or fixed telephony. This law [...]

Chile moves forward with DTT transition

Chile’s Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel) has opened the public tender to award Ch$ 5.7 billion (USD 9.7 million) for the subsidy of DTT systems for regional or community channels. With this initiative, the government seeks to move forward with DTT transition by providing funds for the purchase of equipment such as set-top boxes, transmitters, antennas, [...]

Chile recorded 3.25 million pay TV subs in Q317

According to figures from the most recent report of Chilean regulator Subtel, the pay TV market in the country ended the third quarter of 2017 with 3.25 million subscribers, up 7.5% from previous year. The report revealed that satellite TV systems accounted 50.3% of total subscribers, and cable and IPTV systems the remaining 47.9%. The [...]

Chile reached 3.11 million pay TV subscribers in Q117

Chile’s Sub-Secretariat for Telecommunications (Subtel) presented the Q117 results of the pay TV market. According to the report, the subscriber base reached 3.11 million, representing a growth of 1.9% compared to the previous quarter and 4.6% compared to March 2016. At the end of first quarter, VTR, the largest market operator, reached a 33.8% market share, [...]

Regional TV channels sign deal with TVN to broadcast the FIFA Confederations Cup on DTT

Regional TV channels have signed an agreement with Chilean public broadcaster TVN to offer through DTT the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, which has begun on June 17 in Russia. Under this agreement, TVN allowed the complete retransmission of the soccer event through their local signals, informed on its website the Chilean Undersecretary of Telecommunications (Subtel, by [...]