Category Archives: Pay TV

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 [...]

Tigo to broadcast 66 Costa Rican football matches before launching app in the country

Tigo Sports, a pay TV channel focused on sporting events, announced it will officially broadcast 66 Costa Rican football matches through the internet. The operator is close to launch the Tigo Sports app in the country in July, when next football tournament is expected to begin. The app is already available in other countries as [...]

HBO is now available in Belize

The Belize Cable TV Operators Association (BCTVOA) and the HBO Latin America Group ran an agreement that ables the islands pay TV operators to legally provide the channel’s catalog there for a two-year-period. Under this agreement, Belizean cable companies can now expand their catalog offer and provide authorized access to HBO, A&E, Lifetime, The History [...]

StarTimes to air 2019 African Freestyle Football Championships

StarTimes who struck a partnership with the 2019 African Freestyle Football Championships, will broadcast the competition to over 20 million viewers. The Public Relation Manager of StarTimes, Kunmi Balogun said that there were about eight million viewers of the last edition in 2018, hence, the society hoped to exceed the past record due to the [...]

Sky Brazil adds TV channels to its programming grid during June

The Brazilian pay TV channel Sky will include new channels in its content offer starting in June. The main additions will be HBO, AMC, Fox Life, E!, AXN, TLC and MTV. The first channel to be added to Skys  programming grid is AMC, specialized in series and films. Later, HBO will be incorporated, in addition [...]