Monthly Archives: July 2018

Mauritius Telecom, preferred bidder for the acquisition of the majority of Uganda Telecom

Of the six companies in the race for the acquisition of the majority of the capital of the incumbent carrier Uganda Telecom (UTL), the Mauritian incumbent, Mauritius Telecom, managed to snatch the place of preferred bidder. In a document related to the merger and acquisition transaction, signed by the Economic Intelligence Authority (FIA) of Uganda, [...]

Media regulator in Gabon suspends private TV channel Media + for 30 days

In Gabon, the High Authority for Communication (HAC) suspended for 30 days the private television channel Media +. According to the allegations of officials of the institution, Abu Becker Ndiaye, the managing director of Media +, refused to receive on the premises of the channel a delegation of the HAC. “It was illustrated by a [...]

e.tv rolls out first PVR capability for Openview

e.tvs satellite TV service has introduced its first personal video recorder (PVR) decoder functionality, the Open PVR. This will make it possible for viewers in South Africa and neighbouring countries to now also record and store free-to-air content shown on e.tv and the SABC’s channels to watch later. The Open PVR, activated through inserting an [...]

Box Brazil investe R$ 17 milhões em conteúdo nacional

A Box Brazil anunciou que vai investir R$ 17 milhões (3,9 milhões) em conteúdos brasileiros para seus canais Prime Box Brazil, Music Box Brazil, Travel Box Brazil e FashionTV. A programadora selecionou 32 projetos através de chamada pública realizada entre março e maio deste ano. Do valor total, R$ 5,9 milhões (1,4 milhões) serão distribuídos [...]

Lucro da Telefônica Brasil cresce 261% no segundo trimestre

A Telefônica Brasil divulgou na quarta-feira (25) o balanço financeiro e operacional do segundo trimestre de 2018. Segundo a companhia, a receita operacional líquida cresceu 1,1% e alcançou R$ 10,8 bilhões (2,4 bilhões), impulsionada pelo negócio móvel, que atingiu R$ 6,8 bilhões (1,6 bilhões). O lucro foi de R$ 3,2 bilhões (725 milhões), crescimento de [...]

Comcast CEO says price of Fox got “too high”

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts acknowledged in a conference with analysts that the company abandoned its pursuit of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets, in direct competition with Disney, because the price was becoming “too high”. It was a unique opportunity, the executive said. We were very disciplined in our approach to it, but we [...]

Comcast abandonó su pelea por Fox porque el precio era “demasiado alto”

El CEO de Comcast, Brian Roberts, reconoció en conferencia con analistas que la compañía abandonó la puja por adquirir los activos de Fox, con competencia directa con Disney, porque el precio se estaba volviendo demasiado alto. Fue una oportunidad única, afirmó el directivo. Fuimos muy disciplinados en nuestro enfoque, pero pensamos que se trató principalmente [...]

Sling TV adds more regional channels, becomes OTT leader in South American programming

Pay TV OTT service Sling TV announced the launch of three Argentine channels – Telefe Internacional, El Trece Internacional and Todo Noticias (TN) – in its “Sudamérica” regional pack, making Sling TV the leader in South American content among streaming TV providers in the United States, the company said in a release. Telefe, Eltrece and [...]