Category Archives: Pay TV

Illegal access to pay TV reached 11.8 million households in Latam in 2016

According to Dataxis research, pay TV piracy reached 7% of TV households in Latin America, with 11.8 million consumers. Total illegal access to pay TV could be positioned as the third largest player on the market, behind América Móvil and DirecTV. However, Dataxis predicts that piracy will maintain a slight downward trend in the future. [...]

Discovery and Scripps reportedly in merger talks

Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive, parent company of Food Network, are in merger talks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The companies did not confirm the information. This would be the second time they analyze the possibility of a merger since the two media companies broke off previous merger talks in [...]

Televisas profit up, net sales down in Q2

Televisa announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2017 in which it reported net sales for MX$ 23.2 billion (USD 1,3 billion), 1.5% less compared to previous year. Net income attributable to stockholders increased 2.6% to MX$ 1.4 billion (81.4 million). According to the company, drop in net sales is was attributable to [...]

MultiChoice Ghana wins EPL piracy lawsuit

The Kumasi High Court has given its verdict in favour of MultiChoice Ghana in the case levelled against Champion Broadcasting Limited in 2016. DStv and agents of SuperSport International, MultiChoice Ghana, dragged Champion TV to court for transgressing its copyrights while showing the English Premier League without legal permission.  As per MultiChoice Ghanas statement of [...]

Megacable and Televisas dispute over TV channels continues

Megacables General Manager, Enrique Yamuni, stated that the search carried out by the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) – at the beginning of the month – at the operator’s facilities in the State of Mexico is a form of pressure for Megacable to buy Televisa Networks’ channels again, Expansión reported. The PGR conducted the searches at [...]

Cablevisión gives free access to HBO channels for the premiere of Game of Thrones

From Friday, July 14 and until Monday 17, the HBO Max package will be available free of charge to all Cablevision customers, the largest pay TV operator in Argentina, on the occasion of the launch of “Game of Thrones” season 7 premiere, on Sunday, July 16. The seven-episode penultimate season will air on HBO (channel 250) [...]

StarTimes offering upgrades to boost retention in Kenya

The company announced a reward programme in Kenya, providing upgrades to higher bouquet without extra cost as well as bonus airtime to subscribers when renewing their monthly subscriptions. This offer aims to expand the retention rate while extending benefits to dormant ones, hence encouraging account re-activation. The vice president, Mark Lisboa, noted that for every [...]