Category: DTH

Brazil launches new DTH operator in Minas Gerais

This last August 9th, the new DTH BluTV was launched in Brazil. The operator’s headquarters are located in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, and it belongs to the company 1Sat Telecomunicações. As reported by the Minas Gerais Diario do Comércio, although BluTV’s operations began in Uberlandia, the company aims to expand its reach to 53 municipalities and, [...]

Vrio, AT&T unit that controls DirecTV operations in Latin America and Sky Brazil, loses almost 3 million subscribers in Q2

On its Q2 2020 results report presentation, AT&T reported 10.7 million subscribers to Vrio, unit that concentrates DirecTV’s operations in Latin America and Sky Brazil. The figure includes the companys DTH and DirecTV GO (OTT) customers. In addition, the company reported that, when canceling its operations in Venezuela, last May, DirecTV recorded 2.2 million subscribers [...]

Cantv confirms that its DTH offer will be active again in Venezuela

Gabriela Jimenez, Head of the Compañia Anonima Nacional Telefonos de Venezuela (Cantv) announced that the company’s pay TV offer via DTH will operate again in Venezuela. The executive confirmed the information in the TV program Cafe en la mañana, broadcast on the Venezuelan FTA TV channel VTV (Venezolana de Television). The service, called Cantv Satelital, [...]

TV Ciudad now available in Argentina and Chile through DirecTV

After announcing a partnership agreement with DirecTV to join the DTH offer in Uruguay, Federico Dalmaud, General Manager of the Uruguayan channel TV Ciudad, owned by the Montevideo Intendence, confirmed that the channel will now be available on the DirecTV grid in Argentina and Chile. ‘TV Ciudad is now regional and that makes us very [...]

StarTV adds Noggin and Paramount+ on its DTH platform

Mexican pay TV operator StarTV announced that Noggin and Paramount+ catalogs will offer be available in June on its DTH platform. The company’s customers will be able to access the Noggin catalog for a MX$ 49 (USD 2) monthly subscription, and the Paramount+ offer for MX $ 79 (USD 4) per month. Paramount + is [...]

Conatel takes control of DirecTV facilities in Venezuela

The Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) requested that countrys National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) to take immediate control of all movable and immovable property, commercial offices, administrative headquarters, operations and broadcasts center, antennas and any other type of facilities intended to provide DirecTV Venezuelas subscription service (AT&T), together with the Bolivarian National Armed Forces. The [...]

Almost 22% of Telefonica Chile’s clients are on IPTV

In its Q1 2020 quarterly results report, Telefonica Chile reported 497 thousand accesses to its TV offer. The figure shows a 20.2% decrease in relation to the end of Q1 2019, and 26 thousand fewer accesses compared to Q4 2019. The company also highlighted that its pay TV revenue at the end of Q1 was [...]

DirecTV decreases revenues and loses subscribers in Latin America

In its Q1 2020 quarterly results presentation, AT&T reported 13.2 million subscribers to Vrio, the company’s subsidiary that manages DirecTV’s operations in Latin America. The figure means a 367 thousand subscribers reduction compared to the same period 2019, when the company recorded 13.5 million subscribers. In addition, the results show a 114 thousand subscribers decreasement [...]

StarTV adds HotGo to its DTH platform in Mexico

The Mexican DTH StarTV announced it is adding the OTT HotGO in Mexico, which adds to the offer of linear channels and OTTs already available on its platform. Bruno Pruneda, General Director at StarTV, welcomed HotGO and thanked the Playboy Latam management team, made up of Esteban Borras and Valeria Ortigoza, for the trust and [...]

Telecom Argentina ends TuVes Paraguay acquisition process

As reported by Telecom Argentina in its Q3 2019 quarterly results report, the company confirmed it has acquired a 30% of the Paraguayan DTH operator TuVes shareholding package. This way, the agreement ran in 2017 was completed, whereby Telecom Argentina, through is Paraguayan subsidiary Nucleo, had acquired TuVes in a 70%.  TuVes provides telecommunications and [...]