Category: Pay TV

Turner wants to negotiate TV broadcasting rights with football clubs in Brazil again

Turner sent a notification to the Palmeiras, Internacional, Bahia, Ceara, Coritiba, Fortaleza, Athletico Paranaense and Santos clubs on April 3rd, with which it has ran an agreement to broadcast its matches in the Brazilian professional championship (Brasileirão), for this year, in order to renegotiate the deal. As officially reported in the local newspaper Estadão, Turner [...]

T-Mobile plans internet and pay TV offer in Puerto Rico

According to the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia, the telco  T-Mobile is planning to launch a residential offer on the island, which includes internet and pay TV services, according to what the already mentioned source reported Jorge Martel , General Manager and VP at T-Mobile in Puerto Rico. Another of the company’s latest news [...]

Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia not to charge football premium pack

The premium local football pack, available in several Latin American countries to access local football leagues – temporarily cancelled by the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic – will not be charged in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay. Pay TV operators that offer the premium pack charge it in advance and, for this reason, customers will get the [...]

TV Rá Tim Bum launches OTT with children’s content

TV Rá Tim Bum, the Brazilian TV Culturas pay TV channel, announced today the launch of its SVOD OTT, called  TV Rá Tim Bum Play, with a catalog of children’s content from the channel to watch on demand. The app is now available for download on iOS and Android devices, and for the first month, [...]

Globo cancels Brazilian football TV rights payments until competitions resume

Globo announced through a statement sent to the São Paulo Football Federation (FPF) that it will not make the last fee payment on the São Paulo Championship TV rights, whose development is stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus).  ‘In view of the 2020 Paulista Championship stop for an uncertain period due to the Covid-19 [...]

Univision now available in Latin America

As reported last January, Televisa and Univision have officially announced a distribution agreement for the Univision linear channel, which, since March 30th, is available in all Latin American countries, except from Brazil.  As detailed in the announcement, the Latin American version of the US Hispanic channel is distributed in the region by Televisa Networks and [...]

VTR reduces subscriptions to unemployed clients due to Coronavirus on up to 80%

The Chilean pay TV operator VTR announced that, from this Wednesday, April 1st, those customers of the company who got unemployed due to the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus) in the period between  March 15th and April 30th and have a fixed VTR service hired, will pay the subscription for three months for CH $ 9,990 (USD [...]

Claro Sports and Marca Claro to have next Olympic Games edition pay TV and digital platforms broadcasting rights

After the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese Government to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for next year, Claro Sports and Marca Claro announced that they will have, without any change, the event pay TV and digital platforms broadcasting rights on the new date determined to celebrate them. The coverage [...]

Brazilian pay TV stops subscriber drop in February

The Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported today figures for the countrys pay TV market in February. According to what the regulator officially informed, Brazil recorded a 90,700 subscribers lost, less than half of the 220 thousand it had lost in January, and ended February with 15.47 thousand clients. These figures do not reflect the [...]

IFT could apply fines on pay TV channels for exceeding advertising time limit allowed

The Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute has confirmed that Mexican Pay TV channels are exceeding the advertising time limit, which is six minutes per hour during their broadcasts. Therefore, the regulatory body may apply a fine, as established by the Mexican Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law (LFTR). On December 5th, 2019, executives from Izzi, Sky Mexico, [...]