Tag Archives: DTH

Venezuelan Government confirms that the Venesat-1 satellite stops providing telecommunications services

The Venezuelan Government has officially confirmed that the Venesat-1 satellite, on which the CANTVs DTH operations were developed, will not provide telecommunications services anymore due to a failure.  Made by the Chinese company Great Wall Industry Corp and launched in 2008 from the Asian country, Venesat 1 had a useful life of 15 years, with [...]

20% Telefonica Chile’s TV customers are on IPTV

On its Q4 2019 financial results report, Telefonica Chile reported revenues valued at CH$ 152,265 million (USD 182 million) The income figure fell by 10.5% compared to the January-December 2018 period, when it was valued at CH$ 170,192 million (USD 203.5 million). Telefonica also recorded 523 thousand TV accesses during the year, 19.7% less than [...]

Telefonica strengthens its FTTH and IPTV networks and loses DTH in 2019

On its January-December 2019 period results report, Telefónica reported that Vivo, its subsidiary in Brazil, has 36% of the broadband accesses already connected to its FTTH network, which already reaches 11 million HPs. Likewise, the company reported that IPTV accesses grew 23% year-on-year and recorded 715 thousand, and also remarked that, in Q4 2019, Vivo’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Brazil records in September the largest pay TV subscribers loss in 2019

According to what the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported, Brazilian Pay-TV lost 266 thousand subscribers in September, and 1.7 million annually. This is the largest monthly subscribers loss so far this year. In addition, the agency reported that the pay-TV customer base in September was 16.08 million. The Brazilian pay-TV operator with the largest [...]

Telefónica grows in IPTV and FTTH and loses DTH

In its January-September 2019 results report, Telefónica reported revenues valued at 36,023 million (USD 39,882.86 million), of which Brazil accounts for 21%, followed by the Hispam Sur countries (Argentina, Chile, Peru and Uruguay), which account for 12%, and Hispam Norte (Colombia, Mexico, Central America, Ecuador and Venezuela), with an 8%. The company highlighted that in [...]

Uruguay ended 2018 with a reduction on its pay TV subscribers base

According to its Uruguayan telecommunications sector evolution report, that countrys Communications Services Regulatory Unit (URSEC) presented statistical data on the pay TV consumption as of December 2018. According to the entity, Uruguay recorded 703,887 pay TV subscribers, which means 18,607 less customers compared to the same period 2017, when the figure amounted to 722,494 clients. [...]

DirecTV airs special production to commemorate Woodstock’s 50th anniversary

OnDirecTV, channel available for all DirecTV subscribers in Latin America, announced it will broadcast the documentary Woodstock: three days that defined a generation today, which aims to tell the story of the mythical festival that brought together more than half a million fans and some of the greatests artists of all times over three days.  [...]