Tag Archives: Venezuela

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 [...]

Conatel calls on pay TV companies to provide quality services

The National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) of Venezuela is holding meetings with pay TV companies to monitor and evaluate the service they provide at the national level. The regulator said on its website that CANTV has already attended its meeting, as well as executives of SuperCable, while Intercable was called for next week. In the case [...]

Venezuela takes CNN en Español offline

Venezuela’s government Wednesday ordered pay TV operators to take CNN en Español off the air. The Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) has opened an administrative sanctioning proceeding against CNN en Español for alleged “direct aggressions that infringe peace and democratic stability of the country. According to the TV network, the decision came after CNN en [...]

TNT to premiere “Hugo Chávez, el comandante”

Pay TV channel TNT announced that the series “Hugo Chávez, El Comandante”, inspired by the life of the Venezuelan leader, will be released next January 31. It will also be available on the TV Everywhere platform TNTGO in live streaming and catch up. This Sony Pictures Televisions production will run from Monday to Friday at [...]

Venezuela has almost 1 million DTT receivers

Since 2012, Venezuelan Government has distributed for free 600,000 DTT receivers under the ISDB-T standard. This number adds to the 330,000 DTT receivers and 60,000 TV Sets with an embedded receiver that were acquired privately by the population. The number was provided by Adriana Hidalgo, president of the governmental RedTV, through Venelozana de Television. The [...]

Cantv moves forward with its fiber optic network in Venezuela

  The state-owned telecommunications company Cantv from Venezuela has completed the construction of 5,700 Km of fiber-optic network, of which 4,700 Km are already lit with 176 nodes serving 15,000 subscribers. This initiative is part of Eighth Project of Universal Telecommunications Service (Opsut in Spanish), promoted by the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel).   In the second [...]

DirecTV to increase prices in Venezuela

DTH company DirecTV (AT&T) will increase the price of its TV packages in Venezuela from August 14, reported local media. Other pay TV operators like Netuno and Inter have already increased their prices in the country.   Postpaid plan called Bronce Más (80 channels) will rise from Bs. 364 (USD 36.4 using Dipro rate, USD [...]