Category: Pay TV

AT&T closes DirecTV operations in Venezuela

This Tuesday, AT&T  announced that it has closed its DirecTV Latin America operations in Venezuela, effective immediately. In an official statement, the company reported that the US governments sanctions on Venezuela have prohibited the broadcast of Globovision and PDVSAs TV channels, both of which are required under DirecTVs license to provide pay TV service in [...]

Telecom Argentina records more than one million Flow Boxes distributed and loses pay TV subscribers

In its  Q1 2020 results report presentation, Telecom Argentina reported to have more than one million Flow Boxes distributed. The exact figure amounts to 1,015 thousand, and shows 49 thousand STBs more than the 966 thousand reported at the end of 2019. Likewise, compared to Q1 2019, the company recorded 413 thousand Flow Boxes more [...]

Costa Rica resumes its football league on Tigo Sports and FUTV

After the return of the Bundesliga, which was broadcast in Latin America through ESPN and Fox Sports, Costa Rica announced the return of its local football league, and became the first country in the region to resume sports activities. The tournament, which had been suspended on March 17th due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be [...]

Pay TV falls 3.8% in Uruguay and ends 2019 with 677 thousand subscribers

According to the last report published by the Uruguayan Communications Services Regulatory Unit (URSEC), the country ended 2019 with 677,290 pay TV subscribers, a 26,912 subscribers loss in relation to December 2018, which means a 3.8% less subscribers. At the same time, the country recorded 10,867 fewer clients compared to June 2019. The pay TV [...]

ESPN and Fox Sports to broadcast the return of the Bundesliga in Latin America

ESPN and Fox Sports will broadcast in Latin America the return of the Bundesliga, the professional football competition in Germany, which will be restarted this Saturday, May 16th, even during the Coronavirus pandemic. Televising of sporting events  was reactivated on May 9th with the UFC (Ultimate Fight Championship) mixed martial arts league. Nine fixture dates [...]

Subtel notifies VTR for services interruptions in Santiago de Chile

After last Friday, May 8th, an almost 10-hour failure  that affected landline, mobile internet and pay TV VTR customers was reported in comunes like Peñalolén, Lampa and Colina (Santiago de Chile), the Chilean Telecommunications Subsecretary decided to notify the company.  In the document, the regulator asked VTR for more information regarding the reasons why the [...]

Megacable launches packages with Netflix subscription

Mexican pay TV operator Megacable announced that, starting this month, it is adding the Netflix subscription to its packages. As the Mexican company officially reported, subscribers will have the option of integrating their Netflix payment to a single invoice, or subscribing the OTT through one of the new packages with Netflix included. Subscribers will also [...]

Brazil loses 89 thousand pay TV subscribers in March

According to the latest Anatel report, Brazilian pay TV had a further drop and lost 89 thousand clients in March, to record a total of 15.38 million in the country. The figures are similar to those presented by the regulator in February, when, even without the  Coronavirus pandemic effects, Brazil lost 90,700 subscribers, and ended [...]

Telefonica increases IPTV accesses and records 739 thousand FTTH HPs in Brazil

In its Q1 2020 quarterly results report presentation, Telefonica recorded 753 thousand pay TV accesses via IPTV in Brazil, where it operates under the Vivo brand. The figure shows 38 thousand accesses more than the 715 thousand recorded at the end of 2019, and an increase of 136 thousand in relation to the 617 thousand [...]

Zapping TV expands its catalog with a new children-stories channel

Chilean pay TV OTT Zapping TV continues to expand its catalog. Apart from the three Discovery channels recently added, it has launched Cuenta Cuentos to its portfolio, a new original channel with more than 250 stories that last no more than five minutes each, where classics such as Pinocchio; The ugly Duckling; Little Red Riding [...]