Category: Pay TV

ESPN to broadcast new NBB season in Brazil

ESPN and the Brazilian National Basket League (LNB) have announced the renewal of the agreement that allows the broadcaster to air the NBB (Novo Basquete Brasil) competition in the country, which is  organized by the LNB. According to its terms, ESPN will broadcast one match for each fixture date, always on Tuesdays, during the qualifying [...]

Brazil loses pay TV subscribers again in September

According to the latest report from Anatel, as reported by  specialized websites, after having experienced a rise in subscribers in August, Brazilian pay TV market ended September with 57 thousand customers less in relation to the eighth month of the year, now recording 15.07 million subscribers. According to Anatel, Claro lost 71.7 thousand clients during [...]

Martin Sanchez: ‘In the short term, linear TV channels will not disappear’

The second Nextv Series South Americas panel -virtual conference developed by Dataxis on November 4th and 5th-, was called  OTT Integration in Pay TV. Some of the key topics of the debate were related to challenges and barriers for STBs app integration; add on, carrier billing and partnership models ; and the transition from B2C [...]

Telefonica forecasts to end 2020 with 16 million FTTH HPs and 268 cities on its FTTH network in Brazil

As part of its Q3 2020 quarterly results report presentation, Telefonica Brazil -where it operates under the Vivo brand-, recorded a total of 855 thousand Pay TV accesses via IPTV, and 14.6 million FTTH HPs as of September 30th.  According to Vivos report, the company plans to end 2020 with around 16 million FTTH HPs [...]

Disney to broadcast Disney+ content on its pay TV channels before launching the platform in Latin America

A few days before Disney+ is launched in Latin America, The Walt Disney Company announced that, between November 11th and 16th, some content that will be exclusively available on the platform will be broadcast through Fox Channel, FX, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and National Geographic. A few days before the launch of Disney [...]

Pablo Monti: ‘Introducing esports on the pay TV market will be successful in the future’

Another of the panels that made up the agenda of Sportv Series Latin America, the first virtual event developed by Dataxis last October 6th, was titled How to introduce the esports ‘boom’ in pay TV? The panel was starred by Damian Szafirsztein, Owner & Commercial Director at Gillette Infinity Esports Latam; Leonardo De Biase, Founder [...]

Televisa to add Disney+ to Izzi’s catalog in Mexico

As reported from Televisa, Disney+, Disneys SVOD OTT, which will be officially launched in Latin America on November 17th, will be offered as an additional service for Izzi subscribers, with the aim of enhancing the pay TV offer available at Televisa’s operator. During the last analyst conference due to Televisas Q3 quarterly results report presentation, [...]

Pay TV operators and content aggregation to star the coming Dataxis virtual panel

Dataxis, through its Nextv Series Latin America Virtual Panel area, is helding a new virtual panel this coming Wednesday, October 21st, entitled Pay TV operators as super aggregators: keeping the consumer for any content. The event is scheduled to start at 1:00 PM (ART) and will be held in English, sponsored by Metrological. Registration is [...]

Grupo Octubre officially launches a new news channel in Argentina

As reported by various Argentine websites, Argentine Grupo Octubre launched the IP channel (Informacion Periodistica) on October 17th. The channel is available on channels 24 of the pay TV operator Cablevision and channel 24.5 of the TDA, and also by streaming through the ip.digital website. Other websites also report that the channel is available on [...]

Fox Sports loses Argentine Football League’s matches broadcasts

After the Argentine Football Association (AFA) officially confirmed the return of the Professional Football League in the country starting next Friday, October 30th with the Copa Liga Profesional 2020, the specialized website Doble Amarilla (and later other local websites) reported that the 24 clubs that will participate in the competition decided to cancel the agreement [...]