Category: Pay TV

Eutopia TV, TV Libre and Canal U are added to pay TV operator grids in Uruguay

Uruguays Government announced the winners of the tender for the three TV channels that must be included in the countrys pay TV operators grids. The channels, chosen from a resolution of the Industry, Energy and Mining Ministry, were Eutopía TV, TV Libre and Canal U, while Cardinal TV, belonging to the Uruguayan Pay TV Chamber [...]

Telefonica grows in IPTV and increases its FTTH network deployment in Brazil

Telefonica released today its Q4 2019 quarterly results report for Brazil, where it is known under the Vivo brand. During the period, the company recorded 715 million pay TV accesses via IPTV, 23% more than the 579 million accesses recorded at the end of 2018. Likewise, Vivo Pay-TV ARPU is valued at R$ 108.5 (USD [...]

Guigo TV adds Esporte Interativo Plus contents to its catalog

Guigo TV and Turner ran an agreement by which, from this month, Turners digital products contents will be part of Guigo TV packages available for its subscribers, who will have Esporte Interativo Plus (EI Plus) contents available on the OTT platform. Some of them will be the Champions League, eight clubs from the Serie A [...]

DirecTV acquires Copa de la Reina TV broadcasting rights for Latin America

DirecTV, through DirecTV Sports, announced it has acquired the TV broadcasting rights to air t the last stage of the Copa de la Reina 2019-2020 championship. The content will be available through DirecTV Sports, DirecTV Sports App, DirecTVSports.com and DirecTV GO. This is the second edition of the competition in which the 16 teams of [...]

Algar Telecom exits cable and DTH markets

The Brazilian telecommunications company Algar Telecom is expected to announce soon that it will discontinue its DTH and cable TV operations, according to what the specialized website Telaviva reported. The company has ran an agreement with Sky to take over the customers who want to migrate to a new TV service. Telaviva reports that, according [...]

Brazil loses almost 2 million pay TV subscribers at the end of 2019

According to official information reported by Anatel, Brazil’s pay-TV subscriber base recorded 15.78 customers in December 2019, the year in which it lost 1.78 million subscribers. With these results, Brazil ended the year with a number of subscribers similar to those in 2012. The most affected operator was Claro, with a drop of 834 thousand [...]

Pay TV records more than 648 thousand subscribers in Bolivia in Q3 2019

As reported by the Bolivian Telecommunications and Transportation Regulation and Control Authority (AAT), 648,345 pay TV subscribers was recorded in the country up to September 2019. The figure means an increase compared with the number of subscribers recorded in 2018, which, according to the regulator, was below 600 thousand subscribers. AAT también informó que, a [...]

HV Television not to broadcast Win Sports and Win Sports+ contents this year

The Colombian pay-TV operator HV Television (HV TV) removed Win Sports and Win Sports+ – the new recently launched premium TV channel – from its programming grid, and added the PX Sports channel, focused on extreme sports, exclusively for Cundinamarca and Antioquia, as reported by the operator on its official website. At the end of [...]

Enacom to make licensing process for cooperatives faster

Claudio Ambrosini, Head of the Argentina Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (Enacom), reported Nextv News that the process to deliver pay TV licenses for telecommunications cooperatives will be implemented faster. Cooperatives are my priority, emphasized the executive. Cooperatives have a special process involved to assign them pay TV licenses that, as reported by referents from the [...]