Category Archives: Pay TV

Liberty completes acquisition of Cabletica

Liberty Latin America announced that it has completed the acquisition of an 80% stake in Cabletica, a leading Costa Rican cable operator. The company was acquired for an enterprise value of CRC 146 billion (approximately USD 250 million) Televisora de Costa Rica, the former owner, will maintain the remaining 20% interest. The deal had been [...]

Brazilian pay TV market falls again in August

According to data from Brazilian regulator Anatel, the pay TV market registered 17.79 million in August, representing a decrease of 536,000 (-2.9%) contracts compared to the same period of 2017, and 37,000 (0, 2%) compared to July this year. When compared to August 2017, Oi increased its subscriber base by adding 126,000 new contracts (+8.7%). [...]

MultiChoice to close down DStv Mobile in SA

MultiChoice is closing its DStv Mobile service in South Africa at the end of October. The company is cancelling its DStv DVB-H mobile pay-TV service with the outmoded DStv Walka and DStv Drifta that will no longer be available at the end of the month. MultiChoice declared when it started DStv Mobile, the technology was [...]

DStv to stop airing Sony channel and Sony Max as from end of October

MultiChoice will withdraw at the end of October the Sony Channel and Sony MAX channels of its bouquets on DStv. In fact, the pay-TV operator has not renewed its distribution contract with Sony Pictures Television Networks, whose channels would have a rather repetitive program schedule. Already in 2016, MultiChoice Africa removed the two channels, added [...]

Canal+ Advertising unveils its offers in Mali

Canal + Advertising, the advertising agency of Canal + International in partnership with Impact Media and Canal + Mali recently presented its advertising offers to advertisers and economic operators in Mali. This will provide them different opportunities for media exposure on the Canal+ bouquets. With impactful thematic offers to cover all different targets, Canal + [...]

Kwesé Free Sports to beam Petrolex Kanu Cup 2018 in Nigeria

The Kanu Heart Foundation in collaboration with Masters Football, will this week present the Petrolex Kanu Cup 2018 to raise funds for the foundation. Kwesé has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to offer live coverage of the game. The charity soccer match which kicks off on Sunday 30 September at the Hive Stadium, London pits Premier [...]

Argentina opens debate on convergence

During the opening ceremony of the 2018 Jornadas Internacionales conference, Andrés Ibarra, Argentinas Secretary of Modernization, highlighted the actions that the government is carrying out in the telecommunications area. “Connectivity is the key to development and inclusion,” the official said. “We finished 30,000 km of illuminated fiber, which serves more than 500 localities through the [...]

Servisky acquires Ecuadorian national soccer team rights

The Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) has signed a deal with Servisky for the rights to broadcast the national team in qualifiers and friendly matches, for the next four years. The president of the entity, Carlos Villacís, said, “revenues for the FEF will double.” For its part, one of the members of the board told El [...]

StarTimes rolls out app to increase HIV/AIDS awareness in Kenya

Digital television company StarTimes has introduced a mobile online video application that intends to increase HIV/AIDS awareness among the Kenyan youth. In collaboration with UNAIDS, the two associations propose to scout technology and innovation to unroll HIV/AIDS related content as more youngsters are now prone to watching and streaming contents via their mobile phones. The [...]