Category Archives: Pay TV

Disney raises bid for Fox assets to USD 71.3 billion

Walt Disney Co. raised its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox’s assets to USD 71.3 billion, the companies announced in a press release today. This way, it exceeds Comcast’s USD 65 billion all-cash offer. The new offer is USD 38 a share, this is, USD 10 higher than Disneys first bid in December 2017. Comcasts last [...]

StarTimes joins Pay Tv market in Ethiopia

The Chinese multinational company, StarTimes, launched direct paid broadcast satellite service, making it the other player in the market besides DStv. Bridgetech Broadcasting & Media Plc, the local exclusive agent of StarTimes, started selling subscriptions to customers last week. StarTimes is based in Beijing and was established in 1988. Bridgetech obtained a license from the Ethiopian Broadcasting [...]

Pay TV operators to retransmit the World Cup in Peru

Several independent pay TV companies in Peru were authorized to broadcast the games of the World Cup through the free-to-air channel Latina, after a precautionary measure issued by regulator Osiptel. The Permanent Collegiate Body of Osiptel established that Latina must enable the retransmission of its FTA signal, including the 32 World Cup matches for which [...]

AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner

AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner. The announcement was made just two days after a federal judge approved the USD 85.4 billion deal. Following the acquisition, AT&T rebranded Time Warner as WarnerMedia. In this way, the telecommunications company complements its video, mobile and broadband portfolio with the entertainment offer of Warner Bros., HBO [...]

Kwesé TV sealed deal with WorldRemit

WorldRemit, the digital money transfer service, has signed a deal with Pan-African broadcaster Kwesé TV to use the power of football to scale up its global operations and help more people save money on international transfers. This deal will see WorldRemit feature on Kwesés sports content platform, Kwesé Sports, during the FIFA World Cup, English [...]

Comcast offers USD 65 billion for Fox assets

Comcast announced an offer of USD 65 billion for the assets that Twenty-First Century Fox agreed to sell to Disney for USD 52.4 billion. Comcasts bid came a day after a federal judge approved the merger of AT&T and Time Warner. In a letter delivered on Wednesday to Foxs Board of Directors, Comcast said, In [...]

Pay TV asks for regulatory changes to combat piracy in Chile

Content providers, pay TV operators and technology suppliers that are part of the Alianza contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga (Alliance Against Pay TV Piracy) asked the Chilean government for progress in the approval of the bill that modifies the General Telecommunications Law in order to establish sanctions against illegal TV offer. The request came [...]