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Bolivia reached 600 thousand pay TV subscribers in 2018

According to the statistical report presented by Bolivian Telecommunications and Transport Regulation Authority (ATT),  pay TV market surpassed 600 thousand  subscribers in that country in 2018. Document also shows figures from mobile services, internet access and telephony. AAT report records 633,793 Bolivian pay TV subscribers in December 2018. The largest number was in La Paz, [...]

ANTV wants to change Colombian analogic blackout’s date

Analog blackout was scheduled for December 31st, 2019 in Colombia. However, that country’s National Television Authority (ANTV), has until March 1st  to make consultations to modify DTT transition date. Ending up analog broadcasts on December 31st, 2019 means a risk to continue providing the service, reason why these Authority has started procedures for a regulatory [...]

Vivo to distribute Globosat content for mobile subscribers

Brazilian telecommunications company Vivo will distribute content from Globosat to its mobile subscribers, according to the agreement it signed with G2C, a Globo Group subsidiary. This way, Vivos subscribers will be allowed to access to streaming platforms offered by Globosat through their respective applications. Globosats offer for Vivo includes Premiere Play (USD 21.51); Combat Play [...]

Bitel strengthens its Peruvian participation and starts offering TV this year

Bitel (Viettel Telecom), a Vietnamese capitals company, plans to expand itself as telecommunications operator in Peru, where it will start offering TV from this year, according to its General Manager, Phan Hoang Viet. According to the executive, the first Bitels Peruvian step will be to offer internet, to later add TV and telephony. In addition, [...]

Bogota’s Majorship won’t sell ETB

Bogotas Majorship decided not to sell Bogotas Telecommunications Company (ETB), as confirmed by Beatriz Arbeláez, Finance Secretary of that city. The announcement was made by Jorge Castellanos Rueda, who presides ETB since 2016. In December 2018, Cundinamarca Administrative Court ruled in the second legal instance against the District and ratified the nullity of ETB sale, [...]

Venezuelan Government to order price adjustments for pay TV companies

Venezuelan Socio Economic Rights Defense National Superintendency (Sundde)  issued a preventive measure to adjust prices to pay TV companies for alleged speculation crime. The action took place in response to subscribers complaints, who expressed their dissatisfaction with plans fee increments, service failures and other reasons, according to what Sundde reported officially. Pay TV companies reported [...]

Televisa denies alliance with Netflix

After launching its own OTT Blim, in February 2016, Televisa announced it will join Netflix again and, according to what was reported, it ordered to vacate two of its TV studios so that, in the coming weeks, several producers will start filming some of the new productions that Netflix announced for 2019 and 2020. Televisa [...]

Argentine cooperatives to denounce on not-granted TV licenses

Cooperative members who complained to the Argentinian National Communications Agency (Enacom) about the delays in granting TV licenses to more than 30 entities are still waiting for an answer. Most of the files are under Competition Defense National Commission (CNDF) possession, with all the deadlines stipulated by the State, which have been largely defeated, according [...]

Claro Brazil’s complaint against Fox and Turner reaches final arguments

Complaint made by Claro Brazil at Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), where it questioned Fox and Turners  direct-to-consumer model, continues its course. The agencys technical area gave a 10 day period for the reported companies to present their final arguments, starting from the allegations reception. Anatel can formulate a technical position until the end of [...]

Acon Group to reach 600 thousand Brazilian subscribers in three years

Cabo Telecom, a Brazilian telecommunications company which belongs to US Acon Investments, will make an infrastructure USD 26.9 million inversion per year to reach 600 thousand subscribers in a between 3 and 4 years period, as reported by Gilbert Minionis, CEO of the company. Grupo Acon landed in Brazil buying Cabo Telecom (Natal) and Multiplay [...]