Category Archives: Pay TV

Mexico: Pay TV subscribers down 0.8% in Q317

According to Q317 data released by Mexican regulator IFT, total pay TV accesses in the country reached 22.2 million, down 0.8% compared to the figure reported by operators in the same period of previous year. The service penetration “went from 67 to 66 accesses per 100 households,” the regulator said. At the end of the [...]

OSN MENA to telecast ICC World Cup Qualifiers

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that qualification matches for the ICC World Cup will be broadcast live for the first time. OSN will broadcast the tournament in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), while Super Sport is the exclusive broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa. The coverage will be complemented by six minutes per [...]

FEF opens new soccer rights tender

The Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) opened “under protest” a new soccer rights tender for the period 2018-2028. According to the justice, the entity has 15 days to carry out the process. The announcement of the opening of the tender was made by the president of FEF, Carlos Villacís, in a conference, with no questions, as [...]

Eutelsat, Blue Ant Media and iKO Media Group join forces to broadcast channels in MENA

Eutelsat one of the world’s leading satellite operators, international content producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media and iKO Media Group, a global end-to-end service provider for broadcasters and content owners, partnered up to distribute two HD channels, ZooMoo and Love Nature HD, as well as Love Nature 4K (Ultra HD), across the MENA region. ZooMoo [...]

Ecuador: Soccer league begins battle against illegal streams

The deal signed between the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) and GolTV includes Internet rights. However, these transmissions have not been regulated due to the legal conflict with the Uruguayan company. According to El Comercio, different Facebook accounts are streaming the matches live. The Association of Small and Medium Cable Operators (Asocope in Spanish), which broadcasted [...]

DStv Compact users to get massive Showmax price reduction in SA

MultiChoice is making streaming service more affordable to the DStv Compact users, after waiving the fee for Showmax for DStv Premium subscribers. Towards the end of 2017, DStv delighted their Premium subscribers as it announced that streaming service Showmax would now be part of their package for free. DStv has announced that its Compact and [...]

Telefónica sees growth in pay TV subs driven by Peru

Telefónica announced its financial results for Q417. The company reported 4.6 million pay TV accesses in Latin America (including Brazil). Hispanoamérica division, which will be split into two new units, reached 3.0 million pay TV accesses, up 4% from previous year, driven by net additions in Peru. In its report, the company highlighted the 7% [...]

TV paga de Telefónica crece impulsada por Perú

Telefónica presentó sus resultados financieros del Q417. La empresa registró 4,6 millones de accesos de TV paga en Latinoamérica (incluyendo Brasil). La división Hispanoamérica, que a partir de este año se separa en dos unidades, alcanzó 3 millones de accesos de TV paga, un crecimiento anual de 4%, impulsado por las adiciones netas en Perú. [...]

Mexico’s IFT to review its decision on Televisa’s power in pay TV market

After a recent Supreme Court decision, the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) will have to review its decision on Televisa’s substantial power in pay TV market. “We are aware that we will have to revoke the resolution that determined that Televisa had substantial power in the pay TV market and issue a new one with [...]