Category Archives: Pay TV

Edgar Welker enters to the TV sports rights market in Uruguay

Edgar Welker, former President of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) bought last December 2018 the rights to broadcast  several football competitions for Uruguay on cable TV, FTA, radio and streaming, such as the South American Sub 17 and Sub 20 tournaments (both competitions already disputed) and the Copa America, through the company Dexary. Welker sold [...]

VTR starts conversations to add removed TV channels to its programming grid

As requested by Chlean Supreme Court of Justice, the pay TV operator VTR began talks with the TVI / Fimocentro Group for a maximum period of three months to reincorporate the TV channels Vía X, Zona Latina, ARTV and Vía X HD to its programming grid. This process could involve modifications in the current list [...]

Telenova series ‘Asintado’ available on StarTimes Nigeria

Asintado, the telenovela series is airing on StarTimes Novela E Plus, Channel 128 and 057. The new telenovela series, Asintado is broadcasted every Friday to Sunday at 6:50 pm African Time and offers an amazing, interesting and a one of a kind watching experience. According to StarTimes Content Manager, Abosede Adewara, the series is based [...]

SuperSport launched an Olympic Channel on its website

SuperSport has launched an Olympic Channel section on its website where viewers will be able to watch all Olympic-themed original series and documentaries all commissioned by the Olympic Channel. SuperSport has the rights agreement with International Olympic Committee (IOC) for both the Olympic and the Young Olympic Games until 2024. With Tokyo 2020 just over [...]

Peruvian pay TV operators which broadcast illegal content will lose concession

Peruvian Customs Crimes and Fight Against Piracy Commission (CLCDAP) which is chaired by that countrys Ministry Production, reported that the Transport and Communications Ministry (MTC) will remove its concession to those pay TV operators who broadcast illegal content, as stipulated in Supreme Decree N° 015, published by the entity last May 28th. The previous mentioned [...]

StarTimes acquires exclusive rights for Copa América in Africa

Pay TV operator StarTimes has seized exclusive broadcasting rights for CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019 in Sub-Saharan Africa. The 46th edition of Copa America will be held in five cities in Brazil on June 14 to July 7. Twelve teams will be in competition including two guests, Japan and Qatar. The Sports Director of StarTimes, [...]

Brazil has destroyed 12 thousand pay TV STBs used for piracy this year

Brazilian Federal Revenue Department, better known as Receita Federal, has destroyed 12 thousand STBs used for piracy activities in the pay TV business this year. Since 2016, 112 thousand have already been destroyed, with losses estimated at USD 2334.7 million per year. The Federal Revenue Department, committed to combat cross-border crimes, such as smuggling, records [...]