Category Archives: DTH

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 [...]

TStv to start operation in Nigeria on November 1st

According to its management Telecom Satellite Television (TStv) is set to begin its operation as from 1 November 2017. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bright Echufu said, With modern digital equipment and a group of talented youths, we are bound to change the narration of digital satellite broadcasting in Nigeria. He also added, the [...]

TSTV to launch new DTH satellite service in Nigeria

TSTV is the new satellite TV and is partnering with a Europe-based television station, ABS Global, to launch a Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite TV in Nigeria on the 1st October 2017. The New TSTV will offer a Pay-As-You-Consume TV service, meaning you only pay for what you consume. TSTV which will soon be available across Nigeria [...]

Kwesé TV and Orange Botswana sealed content deal

Kwesé TV signed a partnership with Orange Botswana to deliver video content to Kwese subscribers. The two companies will use Oranges 4G network to stream content to the customers mobiles and to establish a DTH satellite platform. This streaming will include NBA TV, Viceland, the Premier league and many more of Kwesé catalogue. Lepata Mafa-Nthomola, [...]

Argentine telcos near DTH approval decision

In a meeting with journalists held during Jornadas Internacionales 2017, Miguel de Godoy, head of the National Entity for Communications (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, Enacom), said that it is “very likely” that the government will give telephone companies the approval to offer pay TV using DTH technology. Currently, telecom companies are allowed to provide pay [...]

Oi combines DTH and OTT to grow in Brazilian market

Brazilian telecommunications company Oi reached 100,000 activations in one month of its new Oi Total Play service, which allows broadband customers to access digital platforms from Discovery, ESPN, FOX Networks Group Brazil (FNG), HBO, Sony and Viacom, without subscribing to traditional pay TV. Ois Director of Products and Content, Roberto Guenzburger, said during his participation in [...]

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. [...]

Chile to create law against pirate set-top boxes

The Chilean senate is working on a bill that seeks to sanction the commercialization and use of satellite set-top boxes for illegal pay TV operations. The Transport and Telecommunications Commission dispatched the bill last week, which introduces changes in the general Telecommunications Law. Diario Financiero reported that the initiative seeks to attack piracy, which according [...]

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 [...]