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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 [...]

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 [...]

Telefonica renews RTVE distribution channels in Latin America with Hispasat

The Spanish satellite operator Hispasat ran a multi-year agreement with Telefonica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA) to renew the RTVE distribution channels in Latin America. The contents offer that RTVE broadcasts in America through Hispasat satellites includes a range of programs focused on information and entertainment that are broadcast through TVE America SD and HD, 24 Horas [...]

Novator Partners may buy Telefonica’s subsidiary in Colombia

As reported by the Spanish newspaper El Economista, private equity firm Novator Partners is evaluating the possibility of acquiring Telefónica’s subsidiary in Colombia. According to industry sources quoted by the newspaper, Novator Partners interest is in an initial phase, although other acquisitions in the country are also considered, such as that of mobile operator Avantel. [...]

AUF gets offers from Telefonica and Servisky for Uruguay’s National Team Qualifiers for the next World Cup

With two offers from Telefonica (Movistar) and Ecuadorian Servisky, who owns the Ecuadorian Football Channel, the deadline that the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) had set for the aspiring companies to bid for the broadcasting rights of the nine matches that the Uruguayan National Team will play as local during the Qualifiers for the next World [...]

Telefonica’s President arrives at Latin America to boost the company’s new plan in the region

Telefónica launched its plan to decouple its operations in Latin America ( not including Brazil) and focus its business in Brazil, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany. The company’s President, José María Álvarez-Pallete, visited Telefonica’s markets in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Venezuela this week to boost the process. At the meetings, the executive shared [...]

Telefonica restructures its operations in Latin America and bets on Brazil and other markets outside the region

Telefónica announced a new action plan, which includes decoupling its operations in Latin America (not including Brazil) and focusing its business in Brazil, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany. The announcement was made by José María Álvarez-Pallete, Executive Chairman of the Telefónica Group through a letter to the entire community of the company, entitled The [...]

Telefonica depoys FTTH in Brazil with American Tower

Telefónica Brazil ran an agreement with the US American Tower to promote its FTTH network deployment in the country. Under the agreement, American Tower will build and operate the infrastructure, while Telefónica will manage connectivity and commercialization with clients, through the Vivo Fibra brand.  In addition, Telefonica presented a franchise model for fiber deployment under [...]

El Salvador to examine third America Movil request to buy Telefonica

After two applications to buy Telefonica in El Salvador declared inadmissible, the Salvadoran Competition Superintendence (SC) decided to accept a third America Movil request and will begin the technical, economic and legal review of the transaction, to determine if it would limit competition in some way. In a 90 business day period, the agency will [...]

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 [...]