Category: DTH

Eduardo Stigol, CEO at Inter Venezuela & TuVes HD: ‘75% of the Venezuelan market, or more, is made up of digitized DTH and cable operators’

During the last Nextv Series Andeans virtual edition, Eduardo Stigol, CEO at Inter Venezuela & TuVes HD, starred in the one-on-one session The new Venezuelan pay TV and the enduring strength of DTH in Latin America. There, the executive reported that 75% of the market in the country is made up of already digitized DTH [...]

Bruno Pruneda, General Manager at StarTV: ‘We are helding conversations to add another sports OTT, strengthen our SVOD Premium offer and add other platforms with Mexican content’

During an interview with Nextv News Latin America, Bruno Pruneda, General Manager at the Mexican DTH StarTV, expressed himself on the main challenges of the pandemic for the company and for pay TV consumption in Mexico; as well as the recent start of StarTVs operations in Mexico City (CDMX); the plan to continue strengthening the [...]

DirecTV expands its Spanish-language content catalog in Puerto Rico with HITN TV

US channel Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN TV), whose programming focuses on educational content in Spanish, announced that it has came to terms with DirecTV to join the DTH grid in Puerto Rico, where it is available from last March 1st, on channel 764, as well as through the channel’s OTT, HITN GO. We [...]

Pay TV ends Q3 2020 with almost 3.24 million subscribers in Chile

According to the latest report released by the Chilean  Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel), the pay TV market in that country has ended in Q3 2020 with a total of almost 3.24 million subscribers. Although at the annual level the figure shows  a 0.9% decrease in relation to the 3.26 million subscribers reported in Q3 2019, [...]

StarTV starts operating in CDMX and continues to strengthen its catalog with linear TV channels and OTTs

Mexican DTH StarTV has officially announced that, since last March 1st, it has started operating in CDMX. As officially reported, the company is trying to find new distributors in that city and strengthen its presence in the metropolitan area. We are very happy to start operating in CDMX, where there are still many poorly connected [...]

DirecTV opens new broadcast center in Colombia

DirecTV (AT&T) has announced this last Monday, March 8th, that it has opened a new broadcast center in Colombia, for which it made aCOP 43,428 million (more than USD 12 million) investment. As reported by the company, the satellite network, received from Argentina and California, will be distributed to Colombia, Ecuador and the Caribbean. Located [...]

Movistar Chile doubles IPTV accesses during 2020

As part of its 2020 financial results presentation, released by the company on March 3rd, Movistar Chile highlighted the growth of its FTTH client portfolio during the year by 54.1% compared to 2019. In addition, during the January-December 2020 period, the company’s IPTV accesses grew by 94.7%, reaching 40.3% of total TV accesses. Movistar Chiles [...]

Cable & Wireless exits DTH market in Panama

As part of its Q4 2020 financial results report, the telecommunications company Liberty Latin America has announced that the Panamanian operator Cable & Wireless decided not to market its DTH offer anymore as of last January. The offer was called +TV Digital Prepago, and was originally launched in 2014. According to specialized websites, the initial [...]

AT&T sells part of DirecTV’s business in the US and looks for options to sell the DTH operations in Latin America

John Stankey, CEO at AT&T, has recently announced that the company is looking for options to sell DirecTV’s operations in Latin America. This is the first time that an AT&T executive expresses himself on this possibility. The announcement takes place at the same time as AT&T has sold a percentage of the DTH business in [...]

AT&T nears deal with TPG Capital to sell DirecTV in the US

As reported on the specialized website CNBC, AT&T is about to run an agreement to sell a stake in DirecTV (DTH), U-Verse (IPTV) and AT&T TV Now (pay TV OTT) to the US investment fund TPG Capital, with whom it had already been holding talks to acquire a stake in the DTH. However, as confirmed [...]