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Antel could lose USD 900 million in 20 years if it suspends Vera TV

Daniel Larrosa, director of the Uruguayan state telecommunications company Antel, on behalf of the Frente Amplio political party, warned in a report that due to the loss of mobile service customers against competition and the possible elimination of Vera TV, Antels streaming platform, the company could lose more than USD 900 million over the next [...]

Supercanal shareholder offers to buy Movistar Uruguay for almost USD 400 million

Uruguayan businessman Edgardo Novick, minority shareholder of Supercanal, a pay TV and internet operator in 17 Argentine provinces, offered around USD 400 million for the purchase of Movistar Uruguay. Novick is also president of the Partido de la Gente party, a political force that is part of the Uruguayan government coalition. Last July, the country’s [...]

Another 15 Uruguayan operators could claim compensations as Multiseñal

After the contract in which the Uruguayan Government agreed to pay USD 2.5 million to Multiseñal for it to abandon the 2.5 Ghz frequency, the other 15 operators in the country that operate in the same band could file a lawsuit or demand payment of the corresponding millions, as announced by Gustavo Gómez, executive director [...]

Uruguayan MMDS Multiseñal will give up their 2.5 Ghz band

Multicanal S.A., the company owner of the Uruguayan pay TV service Multiseñal, arranged with the countrys government that they will give up their 2.5 Ghz frequency band, which had been assigned to broadcast their MMDS signal. Meanwhile, the State compromised to pay them USD 2.5 million to avoid a presume trial.  In 2011, Uruguays government [...]

Uruguayan pay TV operators continue to demand changes in the Media Law to include internet as part of their offer

Washington Melo, President at the Camara Uruguaya de Television para Abonados (CUTA), demands the countrys Government to move forward on the implementation of a new legal framework, in order to boost the sector. The entity he presides gathers 83 pay TV operators in Uruguay.  Cable TV company’s viability is seriously threatened because everything is geared [...]

TCC launches Vivo One, its new TV offer based on Android TV

Uruguayan pay TV operator TCC has announced the launch of Vivo One, its new STB based on the Android TV (Google) operating system. According to information officially reported by the company, the project was implemented by TCC’s local development team and the German company 3 Screen Solutions (3SS). The device has been recently launched, although [...]

Uruguay ends 2020 with almost 645 thousand pay TV subscribers and DirecTV as the leading operator

According to the information officially reported by the Uruguayan Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones (URSEC), entity in charge of regulating Uruguay’s telecommunications market, the country ended 2020 with 644,620 pay TV subscribers. The reported figure showed a growth of 5,812 subscribers in relation to June 2020, when 638,808 clients were informed. Likewise, with regard [...]

Antel to invest almost USD 150 million in fiber optic and 5G infrastructure in Uruguay

Uruguayan President, Luis Lacalle Pou, held a meeting last week with Gabriel Gurmendez, CEO at the countrys telco Antel. According to information reported on several local websites, including La Diaria, the executive reported that an agreement was reached, which allows to accelerate some investments related to fiber optic coverage in the country. According to Gurmendez, [...]

Uruguayan Government increases to USD 12 million incentives to support the audiovisual industry hhh

Uruguayan President, Luis Lacalle Pou, has announced this week the increase to USD 12 million in incentives to support the countrys audiovisual industry, through the Programa Uruguay Audiovisual (PUA). The announcement was made during a visit by the executive to the Reducto audiovisual center, located in Montevideo. The PUA program was created in Uruguay in [...]

Cablevision adds Entertainment One titles to Flow in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

Argentine telecommunications company Telecom Argentina has officially announced on Monday, June 28th that Flow customers will be able to access titles from the Canadian film and TV studio Entertainment One (eOne) in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. According to the information reported, the agreement run by both companies adds more than 90 hours of content to [...]