Category Archives: Pay TV

ATVC adds DirecTV as member

Argentina’s cable association ATVC announced that it has added DirecTV as a member. In addition, the entity renewed its authorities until 2020. Walter Burzaco continues as president. “The addition of DirecTV is an example of the pluralism and full representation that ATVC has built over almost four decades defending the industry, freedom of expression and [...]

Startimes sealed TV deals with Kotoko and Kariobangi Sharks

Asante Kotoko and Kariobangi have sealed deals with Chinese Pay-TV Startimes to have the home matches of their CAF Confederation Cup first qualifying round broadcast live.  This means Saturday’s first leg at the Kasarani Stadium starting 3.00pm (1pm GMT) will be live on TV across Africa. ”All parties, including crew who will produce the game, [...]

Chilean Pay TV market reaches 3.4 million subscribers in Q318

According to statistics presented by the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), the Chilean pay TV market recorded 3.36 million subscribers at the end of Q318, up 3.4% when compared to previous year. During the period, DirecTV consolidated as the second operator. VTR, the market leader, reported 1.08 million customers (32.2% market share), while DirecTV, which in [...]

Costa Rica’s ICE absorbs Cable Visión business

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has assumed the rights to operate its subsidiary Cable Visión. The state-owned company said in a statement that all Cable Visión services will continue operating normally. “The assignment of rights and obligations will allow maintaining and strengthening the offer of telecommunications and Internet services provided by the cable company, [...]

Oi grows with pay TV and surpasses Vivo

According to data from regulator Anatel, the Brazilian pay TV market registered 17.7 million active subscribers in October 2018, which represented a fall of 418,000 (-2.3%) subscribers compared to the same period last year, and of 103,000 (-0.58%) compared to September. Among the main pay TV groups, Oi was the only company that reported growth [...]

Fox launches TV streaming service in MENA

Fox Networks is launching a new TV streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa. In a statement, Fox is said to be partnering with the regions biggest broadcaster, MBC, to bring Fox Plus to viewers. The streaming service which is already in southeast Asia and in some parts of Latin Americas will not [...]

Brazilian pay TV launched Black Friday offers

The pay TV market in Brazil offered promotions and discounts during the Black Friday. The countrys largest TV programmer Globosat and operators Net, Claro, Sky and Oi are participating of this initiative. Globosat launched promotions with its OTT platforms Premiere (soccer) and Combat (fights). The new subscribers will have two free months for the first [...]

StarTimes to air Ballon d’Or 2018 live

Pay TV operator StarTimes will broadcast the 2018 Ballon dOr ceremony on 3rd December when the winner of the annual football award is to be unveiled. The live broadcast of the 2018 Ballon dOr Ceremony is set start at 20:00 GMT on Startimes channel. This year Ballon dOr Ceremony definitely attracts wide attention of footballs [...]

Argentine MSO Telecentro stated 525 thousand TV subs

Argentine MSO Telecentro has 525 thousand cable TV subscribers, revealed for the first time its owner Alberto Pierri, in an interview with local newspaper Infobae. In addition, he added that in total they have 850 thousand subscribers among their TV, Internet and telephony services. The businessman acknowledged that they are noticing a declining trend of [...]