Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sportflix misses launch date, triggers question marks about its future

Sports streaming platform Sportflix has missed its launched date, set for August 30, as it was previously announced. The company said in a brief statement posted on its website that “before offering a service in exchange for a subscription, the platform must go through the processes necessary to provide the best quality” Meanwhile, in social [...]

Sportflix no cumple con su lanzamiento y su futuro es incierto

El OTT de deportes Sportflix tenía su lanzamiento programado para el 30 de agosto pero finalmente no ocurrió. Un breve comunicado, posteado en su sitio web, afirma que previo a brindar un servicio a cambio de una suscripción, la plataforma debe pasar por los procesos necesarios para así poder brindar la mejor calidad de streaming deportivo. [...]

Telefonica Peru invests in 4G network, reinforces its video streaming strategy

Telefonica Peru plans to invest more than S/350 million (USD 106.6 million) this year to deploy 4G technology in the country, mainly using 700 Mhz band. The figure represents a growth of 57% compared to 2016. In this way, the company intends to “continue improving the quality of services” and supports “the quality of new [...]

Telefónica Perú invierte en 4G y refuerza su streaming de video

Telefónica Perú tiene previsto invertir este año más de S/ 350 millones (USD 106,6 millones) para desplegar 4G en el país, principalmente en la banda de 700 Mhz. La cifra representa un crecimiento del 57% respecto a lo invertido en 2016. De esta manera, la compañía se propone “continuar mejorando la calidad de los servicios” [...]

Ecuador reached 1.34 million pay TV subscribers in Q2

According to data provided by Ecuadors Agency for Regulation & Control of Telecommunications (Arcotel), the pay TV market ended the second quarter of 2017 with 1.34 million subscribers, which represents an increase of more than 16,000 subscribers compared to Q117. DirecTV led the market with 35.1% market share, followed by CNT TV (28.3%), TV Cable [...]

Ecuador registró 1,34 millones de abonados de TV paga en el Q2

De acuerdo a datos de la Agencia de Regulación y Control de las Telecomunicaciones (Arcotel) de Ecuador, al cierre del segundo trimestre del año el mercado de TV paga alcanzó 1,34 millones de suscriptores, lo que representó un aumento de más de 16 mil abonados en comparación al Q117. DirecTV lideraba con el 35,1% de [...]

SKY Brasil closes deal with SBT, Record TV and RedeTV

Brazilian free-to-air TV channels represented by Simba -SBT, Record TV and RedeTV – reached an agreement with SKY Brasil, the country’s largest DTH system, to return to the operators lineup. The three channels stopped being transmitted in March with the switch-off in Sao Paulo, after failing to finalize a distribution agreement for their HD signals. [...]

Broadcast deal signed between Kwese and IAAF

After bagging an exclusive agreement with ESPN, Econet Medias Kwese is bringing the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) competitions on the TV platform in sub-Saharan Africa as from 2018.  The procured six-year deal by ESPNs media distribution unit will kick off on January 1st in 2018, seeing Kwese TV becoming the exclusive broadcaster of [...]

SABC1 drama dethrones cult classics by gaining popularity

Tjovito, SABC1s drama, recently got titled the most popular drama series on TV as it gained more viewership than the local TV cult Classics Yizo Yizo and Zone 14 during their prime time.  According to the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa, the first episode of the popular SABC1 drama attracted more than 5.7 million [...]