Category Archives: Pay TV

Procon notifies Brazilian pay TV operators about football broadcasts in PPV

Consumer Protection and Defense Foundation (Procon), based in San Pablo, Brazil, notified Pay TV operators Claro, Sky, Vivo, Oi and Tim to clarify their subscribers modalities under which they will offer Brazilian Football Championship  broadcastings packages on pay-per-view (PPV). These content generated a USD 27 billion profit in 2018. Procon questioned Brazilian operators about the [...]

GOtv announced new local content in Nigeria

GOtv has recently announced the new local channels to its subscribers in Jos and Kaduna, Nigeria. The channels will be available to subscribers on GOtv Max and Plus packages. The channels to be added are Spice TV, MiTV, WAP TV, ITV Benin, BISCON, Liberty TV, Tiwan Tiwan, R2TV and Rave. Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice [...]

AT&T and Time Warner evaluate to remove pay TV channels in Brazil

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) and National Film Agency (Ancine) will have to decide in the second half of the year on the acquisition of Time Warner (today Warner Media) by AT&T. If the decision is that AT & T can not own HBO, Turner (TNT and CNN) and Sky at the same time, one [...]

StarTimes partners with MTN to offer new services in Nigeria

StarTimes Nigeria has collaborated with MTN to offer mobile Internet subscribers on the platform a special data bundle for StarTimes ON mobile app. With the video Streaming bundles on StarTimes “ON” App, MTN subscribers can access unlimited entertainment and video on demand (VOD) service at a discounted data price than any other network in Nigeria. [...]

Sky has more programming options for prepaid subscribers

Brazilian satellite pay TV operator Sky has expanded its prepaid channel packages catalog with different time periods and programming. The Digital Package, with a 30-day duration and 47 channels, has a cost of USD 4.8 per month, while the Premium option, with 191 channels in HD, amounts to USD 28.3 monthly. There are also recharge [...]

StarTimes to emphasize on regional content to enhance viewership in Africa

Chinese pay TV company, StarTimes will concentrate more on local content to enhance its viewership in African countries. The newly appointed regional Marketing Manager, Aldrine Nsubuga has been called to secure homegrown content on local terrestrial platform bouquets to boost viewership among in the African regions. Nsubuga commented, “Local content is key to growth of [...]

Brazil continues losing pay TV subscribers

Brazilian pay TV market figures, released on March 27th by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), shows that it has ended February with 17,37 million active contracts. In the past 12 months, the largest subscriptions number recorded was at the Maranhão state, which raised its subscribers in a 29.46% (that is, 52.28 thousand new contracts). The [...]

Telcel increases prices of 24 TV plans in Bolivia

Telefonica Celular of Bolivia -Telcel, which commercial brand is Tigo Bolivia-, informed it customers that it has increased 24 TV plans prices through HCF technology. New values are valid since February, and they mainly affect the Basic, Advanced, HD, TV, Triple Play and Home plans. The increase in the service payment belongs to programming costs [...]

Vivo Brazil’s plans can be modified from its website and app

Braziian Justice ordered telecommunications operator Vivo to allow its clients to change any of their plans through the website and the application of the company. It already offered the changing possibility through the Meu Vivo application, but subscribers could make the alteration only to change to a more expensive plan. Justice request was made last [...]

HGTV to join Discovery Latin America

Discovery Latin America / US Hispanic (DLA / USH) confirmed that it will incorporate the HGTV channel to its Latin American audiences. This way, Discovery expands its lifestyle brands offer, which already includes other similar contents networks such as Discovery Home & Health, TLC and Food Network. In the US, HGTV is located in the [...]