Monthly Archives: January 2019

TV paga brasileña perdió más de 520 mil suscriptores en 2018

La Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Anatel) anunció que el número de contratos activos al servicio de televisión por suscripción en Brasil se ubicó en 17.58 millones, manifestando de este modo una reducción de 521.700 suscriptores en los últimos 12 meses, es decir, una diferencia del 2.88%. Los cuatro grupos de mayor alcance en el mercado [...]

RTVE lanzará su plataforma OTT para toda América

La emisora pública española RTVE lanzará en el primer trimestre de 2019 su plataforma OTT RTVE Play en América Latina, Estados Unidos y Canadá. El servicio permitirá el acceso al contenido premium de RTVE mediante una suscripción mensual. Será posible acceder a través de, o bien desde cualquier dispositivo móvil, a través de una [...]

VTR subscribers announced a lawsuit after removal of six channels

Chilean Telecommunications company VTR subscribers decided to organize a class action lawsuit against the company, in response to the the removal of six Latin American TV networks from its grid: AMC, El Gourmet, Europa Europa, Film&Arts, Más Chic and Sundance TV. As a replacement, VTR added Azteca Cinema, Antena 3 Cine, Nick Jr, Antena 3 Series [...]

El Salvador started its transition to DTT

According to the announcement made by the General Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications (Siget), Channel 10 of El Salvador will be the first in emiting digital FTA signal. “The world is going from analogue to digital TV, in order to raise services quality levels to the largest number of the population. Technical and digital transformation [...]

Brazilian Pay TV lost more than 520 thousand suscribers in 2018

National Telecomunications Agency (Anatel) announced that the total number of pay tv active contracts in Brazil rised to 17.6 millions, reflecting a disminution of 521.7 suscribers in 2018. It means a negative difference of 2.9%. The four largest brazilian pay TV groups had 17.09 millions of active contracts in November 2018. Claro / NET accumulated [...]

RTVE will launch its OTT platform in Americas

The Spanish public broadcaster RTVE announced the launching of its OTT platform ‘RTVE Play’ in Latin America, USA and Canada. The already mentioned service will allow users to  enter to RTVE premium content through a monthly subscription. It will be available in, and also in an app for Android and iOS. Rosa María Mateo, [...]

Vodafone Ghana seizes 4G licence

Vodafone Ghana has been granted a 4G licence after having reached an agreement with the National Communications Authority (NCA) for the acquisition of the 2×5MHz frequency spectrum in the 800MHz band for mobile services. Following a successful financial negotiation with the NCA which cost around US$30million, Vodafone Ghana can now operate an LTE 4G spectrum [...]

Teolis rolls out a broadband offer for homes and small enterprises in Togo

Teolis, the internet service provider has officially introduced its Dream package which is a broadband offer for homes and small enterprises in Togo. Introduced earlier than announced, the new offer is intended primarily to households, startups and SMEs. It intends to offer access to broadband in line with the budget and demand of customers. The ISPs [...]

Samsung introduces video-on-demand in MENA with Arabic content

Samsung is making its entrance into video-on-demand services in the Mena region, going into direct competition with Netflix in the Arabic content streaming section. The South Korean technology giant will collaborate with three ­regional video-on-demand providers like MBC Shahid, Starz Play and Weyyak, which already have a success in the region. The objective is to offer wide-ranging content in [...]

Kwesé TV finally obtains broadcasting rights in Zimbabwe

Kwesé TV has recently acquired the licenses for broadcasting services in Zimbabwe. Econet Media has obtained government licencing for content distribution, webcasting and Video-on-Demand (VoD) services in the country under its Econet Media unit. Kwesé TV, the satellite television service will compete directly with MultiChoice Zimbabwe. A statement from Econet Media said, Take notice that [...]