Monthly Archives: October 2017

StarTimes signed deal with Zambian government for DTT

StarTimes acknowledging that Zambia is among the 17 African countries which benefited from the US$ 2.5 billion contract for digital migration, revealed that the group signed a US$273 million contract with the Zambian government for the exercise. StarTimes Vice President Guo Ziqi said that Zambia will further benefit from the 10 000 African Villages Satellite [...]

BBC Worldwide and E-vision SVoD sealed content deal in MENA

BBC Worldwide and E-vision have come to an agreement over a content deal for its SVoD service. E-Vision which is a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat the middle Easts leading telecommunications operator. The agreement consists of providing a broad range of content to Etisalats SVoD subscribers with natural history series Wild Mexico, classic comedy [...]

StarTimes launched low-cost pay TV package in Ghana

The promo package dubbed 3y3 Free Decoder Promo Part 2 will get customers the option to purchase the most affordable pay TV package from StarTimes.  Africas leading pay-tv operators StarTimes have launched a promo campaign to make subscriptions cheaper, as part of their one-year anniversary in Ghana. In this promo, customers will only have to [...]

AT&T considering public offering for Latin American pay TV assets

Telecommunications company AT&T is working with advisers on a possible public offering of its Latin American pay-television assets, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. This move would provide funds to reduce debt from its planned takeover of Time Warner, valued at USD 85.4 billion, that still has not been approved in the [...]

AT&T analiza oferta pública de sus activos de TV paga en Latinoamérica

La empresa de telecomunicaciones AT&T está trabajando con asesores para una posible oferta pública de sus activos de TV paga en América Latina, dijeron a Bloomberg personas familiarizadas con el tema. De esta manera, podría obtener fondos para reducir la deuda tras la adquisición de Time Warner, valuada en USD 85.400 millones, que aún no [...]

Chilean court confirms DirecTV fine for uncertified set-top boxes

The Court of Appeals of Santiago has confirmed the fine of more than USD 1 million imposed on DTH operator DirecTV by the Electricity and Fuels Superintendence (SEC) for the use of uncertified set-top boxes. According to local daily Diario Financiero,  57% of the fine corresponded to a failure to provide the requested information and [...]

Intelsat and Globecast broaden audience reach for France 24 with new HD spanish-speaking channel

Satellite operator Intelsat announced that Globecast will continue distribution of two France 24 channels and also broadcast a brand new Spanish speaking high-definition (HD) channel via Intelsat 21.  Under the new, multi-year expanded agreement, Globecast will distribute three channels English, French and Spanish-speaking to cable operators across North America, Latin America and Canada, [...]

Intelsat y Globecast amplían el alcance de France 24 HD en español

El operador satelital Intelsat anunció que renovó su acuerdo con Globecast para continuar con la distribución de dos canales de France 24 y transmitir el nuevo canal HD en español a través de Intelsat 21. Bajo este nuevo acuerdo multianual extendido, Globecast va a distribuir tres canales (en inglés, francés y español) a los operadores [...]

FOX Premium APP & TV opens access to its channels for the premiere of “The Walking Dead”

For four days, from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 October, FOX Premium App & TV will open its seven channels on pay TV and live streaming through its app, as well as all the content available on demand, without additional cost. On Sunday, under the motto “danger of spoilers”, the opening will give access to [...]