Category Archives: Pay TV

MultiChoice Kenya adds new channel to DStv Family package

MultiChoice the video entertainment and internet company with a strong presence in South Africa and across the African continent has increased the number of channels on its DStv Family Package. This move of the company is to encourage more customers to subscribe to the Family Package and to compete more efficiently with internet TV operators.  [...]

MultiChoice launches DStv WIFI Connector

MultiChoice introduced a new WiFi Connector which allows customers to connect their DStv Explora personal video recorder (PVR) decoders to the internet wirelessly. The connector comes in four years after the company first introduced the product, enabling consumers to connect their PVRs to Catch Up Plus streaming content online without having to wire the machine [...]

GOtv brings three new FTA channels to subscribers in Nigeria

In line with its role to drive the digital migration, GOtv has launched more Free-To-Air channels on its platform. The channels include the River State Television (RSTV), Edo Broadcasting Service and Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State.  RSTV is a state-owned television station on Port Harcourt which airs local entertainment and news, children, sports programmes and [...]

StarTimes live broadcasts Italian Super Cup

Popular pay TV company, StarTimes, brings live coverage of the Italian Super Cup encounter with Lazio at the Stadia Olympico and promises the Italian Scudetto winners, Juventus FC, to be the centre of attraction. Speaking about the 2017/2018 European League Season and the match fixtures, Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Qasim Elegbede, said StarTimes is [...]

VTR reports strongest quarterly video performance in two years

Liberty Global announced the financial results for Q217. The Lilac division, which consist of the operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, recorded revenues of USD 921 million, up 52.9% compared to previous year. The results were primarily driven by the acquisition of Cable & Wireless (which ended in May of 2016, that is, during [...]

Tigo, Personal drive Paraguayan pay TV growth

Paraguay ended 2016 with more than 549,000 pay TV subscribers, up 11% compared to previous year. Tigo and Personal added the most subscribers, according to data from regulator Conatel, published by Paraguay.com.py. Tigo, the market leader, reported 273,000 subscribers, up 14% than previous year (34,000 subs). The data do not reflect the subscribers of its [...]

StarTimes hypes the Digital Switch Over with Digital TV sets in Nigeria

As part of efforts deployed to encourage the transition from analogue to digital transmission in Nigeria, Startimes has made digital television sets at a lowered price, available in the country. The pay TV Company strengthened its commitment to new innovations and technologies enhancing digital TV experience for Nigerians over the years, and is now offering [...]

Mexicos pay TV shows small Q1 growth

Mexico’s Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) released the first quarter results of its Telecommunications Information Bank (BIT in Spanish) in which it reported 19.5 million pay TV subscribers and 16.1 million Internet subs. According to BIT data, total pay TV subscriptions grew by 1.9% compared to the same period last year, but fell by 0.1% compared to [...]

Chile reached 3.11 million pay TV subscribers in Q117

Chile’s Sub-Secretariat for Telecommunications (Subtel) presented the Q117 results of the pay TV market. According to the report, the subscriber base reached 3.11 million, representing a growth of 1.9% compared to the previous quarter and 4.6% compared to March 2016. At the end of first quarter, VTR, the largest market operator, reached a 33.8% market share, [...]

Brazils Simba signs distribution deal with Vivo

Simba, joint venture between Brazilian free-to-air TV channels Record TV, SBT and RedeTV, reached an agreement with Vivo (Telefonica) to offer the digital version of the three channels in the lineup of the pay TV operator. The stations were removed from the lineup of the main operators of the country after the analogue switch off [...]