Tag Archives: Venezuela

Venezuela adds DTH and loses pay TV subscribers

According to the figures telecommunications field report at the end of the second quarter 2018, presented by the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), Venezuelan pay TV  recorded 4,651,707 subscribers. These number means a 2.84% decrease in relation to the number of subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, which amounted to 4,787,451. The report mentions that, [...]

Venezuelan Government to order price adjustments for pay TV companies

Venezuelan Socio Economic Rights Defense National Superintendency (Sundde)  issued a preventive measure to adjust prices to pay TV companies for alleged speculation crime. The action took place in response to subscribers complaints, who expressed their dissatisfaction with plans fee increments, service failures and other reasons, according to what Sundde reported officially. Pay TV companies reported [...]

Olympic Channel and Claro Sports will broadcast Olympic content in Latin America

Claro Sports announced an alliance with Olympic Channel to bring Olympic programming to 17 Latin American countries through its OTT, Marca Claro and Claro Video. Programming will be available in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,  Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Programming will include Olympic [...]

Venezuelan Pay TV decreases subscribers since 2015

Pay TV market reported 4.640.925 subscribers in Venezuela in the first quarter 2018. According to National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), this service continues lowing its subscribers since last quarter 2015. Between December 2015 and March 2018, Venezuelan Pay TV lost 418.531 subscribers. Conatel stated that Miranda, Zulia, Carabobo, Distrito Capital and Aragua are the cities with [...]

Venezuela temporarily blocks Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle announced that its Spanish-language TV channel was temporarily unavailable in Venezuela on Saturday, August 4. This caused the reaction of several viewers on social media. Guido Baumhauer, DW’s director of distribution and technology, said the broadcast interruption violates the right to freedom of expression. According to DW, the channel was interrupted between 9 [...]

CANTV’s DTH service launches HD channel

La Tele Tuya (TLT) has become the first channel in HD quality to launch on CNTVs DTH service in Venezuela. It is available on channel 602 of the operators lineup. “Today we take a new step by becoming the first Venezuelan channel to broadcast in HD, 24/7 through CANTV Satelital” the company said through a [...]

Venezuelan Pay TV operators increase their fees after more than a year of frozen prices

After receiving the authorization of the National Teleccomunications Commision (Conatel, by its initials in Spanish), the main Venezuelan telecommunications operators increased the prices of all their services since November 1st. As reported by the local media, the cost of mobile services and Internet raised 300%, reaching 1000% for some plans. For Pay TV, the prices [...]

Venezuelan pay TV market still falling

According to data released by Venezuelan regulator Conatel, the countrys pay TV market ended the second quarter of 2017 with 4.8 million subscribers, a figure that represents a decrease of 1.4% compared to previous quarter and 3.8% compared to same quarter last year. Household penetration fell from 67.01% in Q216 to 63.58% in Q317. Among [...]

Telesur goes HD

News channel Telesur commemorated its 12-year anniversary on July 24 and announced that is now available in high definition. This initiative “responds to the new demands of the audience and the telecommunications markets”. The move to HD format entails a technological commitment that will offer greater clarity and quality to our information content, said Paulo [...]