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Telefónica reiterates opposition to Telecom-Cablevisión merger

Telefónica again appeared before Argentina’s Ministry of Commerce questioning the approval of the merger between Telecom and Cablevisión. According to iProfesional, if the company does not receive the authorities’ response, it will go to the Civil and Commercial Justice, and would be willing to go to the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). [...]

Colombia offers to sell stake in Coltel

Colombias government, through the Ministry of Finance, last week offered to sell its 32.5 percent stake in Colombia Telecomunicaciones (Coltel), a Telefónica subsidiary. The government is selling 1,108,269,271 shares for CO$ 2,075 (USD 0.72). In this way, it hopes to raise CO$ 2.3 trillion (USD 795 million). This first stage ends on October 3 and [...]

Peru drives Telefónica’s growth in pay TV

Telefónica ended the second quarter with 4.8 million pay TV accesses in Latin America, including its operation in Brazil, the largest in term of subscribers. The company highlighted the excellent performance of this service in Peru, where another record was set for gross additions, driven by the continuous improvement in the content offer. In Brazil, [...]

Telefónica challenges Telecom-Cablevisión merger in Argentina

Telefónica announced that it challenged the decision of Argentina’s Commerce Secretariat to approve the merger between Telecom and Cablevisión. According to the company, the combination “involves the main pay TV provider in the country” and “will concentrate almost 60% of the fixed broadband market nationally and up to 90% in certain cities.” In a statement, [...]

Telefónica includes VOD services on Internet plans in Brazil

Brazilian operator Vivo (Telefónica) announced the launch of digital video services on its fiber optic Internet plans. The company signed deals with content providers to include Cartoon Network Já!, Discovery Kids On!, Esporte Interativo Plus, Fox Premium and WatchESPN. Starting this week, contents will be available for free depending on the client’s plan. For example, [...]

Colombia sets share price for Coltel

The Government of Colombia set the conditions for the sale of its 32.5% stake in Colombia Telecomunicaciones (Coltel), whose majority shareholder is Telefónica. Through a decree of the Ministry of Finance, the share price was established at CO$ 2,075 (USD 0.72), for which the State intends to obtain CO$ 2.3 trillion (USD 800 million). The [...]

Peru: pay TV market grows 8.2% in March

According to data from the Peruvian regulator Osiptel, the pay TV market registered 1.98 million connections in March, up 8.2% (or 150,000 subscribers), compared to the same month of 2017. In March, Telefónica del Perú had 65.6% of market share, DirecTV 14.8%, Claro 9.7% and the rest of the operators 9.9%. However, the regulator noted [...]

Vivo Play adds more live channels

Vivo (Telefónica) announced the launch of 21 live channels on its Vivo Play platform. In this way, it became the operator with the largest number of live streaming channels in Brazil, the company said in a press release. In total, the platform offers 44 live channels for all type of audiences. There are children’s channels [...]

Telefónica to accelerate FTTH deployment in Latin America

In a meeting with investors and analysts in London this week, Telefónica confirmed its intention to accelerate the deployment of FTTH in several Latin American markets. The companys Global Network Manager Enrique Blanco said that Telefónica will accelerate the deployment of FTTH in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia, replicating the [...]

The leading conference on the TV and OTT business comes to Colombia

The main executive of the TV and OTT markets will gather again in the sixth edition of NexTV Series Colombia, the conference organized by Dataxis, which will be held on Thursday, June 7, at the Convention Center of Tequendama Hotel in Bogotá, with the participation of leading companies of the country. The event will address [...]