Category Archives: DTH

Amazonas 5 satellite gets ready to expand 4K offer in Latin America

HIspasat announced that The Amazonas 5 satellite has arrived at the International Launch Services (ILS) launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, where  the last series of test will be run before its launch, scheduled for September. The satellite will provide DTH services over Central and South America. In addition, it will enable broadcasting 500 new TV [...]

Anatel issues Sky Brasil with temporary Time Warner information exchange ban

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) approved a precautionary measure to prevent SKY Brasil  from participating in business with Time Warner until the regulator expresses its position on the merger with AT&T (which owns the DTH operator). The decision includes prohibition of agreements and contracts with direct or indirect transfer of information with competitive significance on [...]

Telefónica launches DTH in Guatemala

Telefónica launched its new Movistar TV HD service in Guatemala, the second country in Central America (right behind Nicaragua) where the company offers DTH. It includes postpaid and prepaid plans with 54 SD channels, another 15 in HD and five national networks. In addition, clients can add HBO and FOX premium packages. Postpaid plan is [...]

Chiles Entel Q2 pay TV revenue up 22%

Telecommunications company Entel Chile presented its Q217 report in which it reported pay TV revenues of Ch$ 8.4 billion (USD 12.8 million), up 22% compared to previous year (in local currency) and 5.8% compared to Q117. This increase was associated with growth in RGUs (+18%), reaching a total base of 135,000 at the end of [...]

Bolivia’s TKSAT-1 provides free-to-air channels to 150,000 households

Iván Zambrana, director of the Bolivian Space Agency (ABE), said that there are currently 150,000 households receiving the free-to-air channels provided by the Túpac Katari (TKSAT-1) satellite, as well as another 30,000 accessing the service of the National Telecommunications Company of Bolivia (Entel). The TKSAT-1 offers 25 channels and an equal number of free national [...]

DirecTV exploring eSports business models

DirecTV (AT&T) is exploring the addition of eSports to programming. Guillermo Barreto, AVP Sports Content at DirecTV Latin America, told NexTV News Latam that eSports are booming but acknowledged that “the business model has not yet been found, at least for traditional TV.” “When you buy the rights to the Spanish League, you know how [...]

SKY Brasil to launch more than 100 channels this year

Brazilian DTH operator SKY (AT&T) has announced that it will expand its programming offering with the launch of more than 100 channels before the end of the year. This initiative comes after SKY launched its new SKY-B1 satellite in February and its state-of-the-art transmission center in April. According to the operator, the launches will include [...]

DirecTV launches Prepaid HD service in Perú

DirecTV Peru has officially launched at a national level its Prepaid HD Kit, which includes a package with 140 channels (including video, audio and radio) 40 of them in high definition. The service offers a minimum recharge of S/20 (USD 6) or monthly recharges of S/65 (USD 19.7). The kit can be purchased in retail stores [...]

Telecom Argentina acquires TuVes in Paraguay

After announcing its intention to merge with Cablevisión, Telecom Argentina has acquired  a 70% stake in Paraguayan DTH operator TuVes (Inter Venezuela). In a statement, the company said its subsidiary Núcleo acquired the shares for USD 6,264. In addition, the company approved the capitalization of TuVes Paraguay for USD 12.6 million. The capital increase was [...]