Category Archives: Pay TV

Brazilian pay TV loses more than one million subscribers in one year

Brazil recorded 16,709,668 households with access to pay TV in June. The already mentioned figure means a 1.23 million subscribers fall during last 12 month-period, according to what the countrys National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) officially informed.  According to the entity, in June almost half of Brazilians households had access to pay TV through the Claro [...]

DStv launched a WWE wrestling pop-up channel for August

The new WWE wrestling pop up channel is now launched to DStv until the end of December via Channel 128. The new channel will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact subscribers.  However, DStv Family and DStv Access subscribers will get access to the WWE pop-up channel for three weeks until [...]

Costa Rica adds pay TV subscribers and loses FTA accesses in 2018

In its 2018 Telecommunications Statistics Report, Costa Rican Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel) recorded 883,883 pay TV subscribers in the country. Clients in the market has been rising in the last five years and, related to 2017, it added 51,976 subscribers.  According to what Sutel officially reported, Costa Rican pay TV recorded 732,546 subscribers. The previous mentioned [...]

Megacable produces its first original series

Mexican MSO Megacable announced the launch of 13 minutos antes de dormir, its first original suspense and horror production, whose first chapter is scheduled for this Saturday, August 3rd, and can be watched on channels Panico, Cine Mexicano and its OTT platform, Xview. The series main character is called Javier, a boy who has just [...]

New Turner, El Trece, Pol-ka and Cablevision’s co-production starts to be filmed in Argentina

Argentine content producer Pol-la announced this week that it has started the Tu parte del trato recording. This is an eight-episode thriller with black comedy and suspense elements, which will be watched on FTA TV through Canal 13, on pay TV with TNT, and via OTT on Cablevision Flow.   This original series is written by [...]

StarTimes offers free kids channels

StarTimes just announced a week of free viewing for all its kids channels over the holiday period from August 1 to 7. According to the company, this is aimed at entertaining, educating, and providing informative content for children during the holiday period without subscription. Commenting the latest move, StarTimes Public Relations manager, Kunmi Balogun, said, [...]

Kölbi TV includes regional channels in its programming grid

Costa Rican pay TV operator Kölbi TV, owned by ICE Group, added national and regional production content to its programming grid through channels like Anexion TV, Nicoya TV, Limon TV, Telered and the Legislative Assembly channel. Kölbi TV brings the best of Costa Rican entertainment with a TV variety that goes beyond the Greater Metropolitan [...]

ESPN brings Fortite’s World Cup to Latin America

On July 26th, 27th and 28th, the Fortnite World Cup, video game developed by Epic Games, will take place in New York City. The event will be broadcast on ESPN+ and ESPN Play for the first time in Latin America, with more than 14 hours of live coverage , according to what ESPN officially reported. [...]

VSKIT collaborates with StarTimes to launch Nigeria’s TV show, ‘Voice to Fame’

Short video sharing platform, VSKIT has partnered with Digital cable TV, StarTimes, to launch the maiden edition of Voice to Fame, a dubbing competition in Nigeria. The TV show will be available on Sunday. The show will see eight contestants challenging celebrities, for a chance to win a grand prize of N2 million. The Voice to [...]

Canal+ and Trace launched new TV channel

Trace and Canal+ groups have just announced the launch of a television channel, Trace Afrikora; which will be dedicated to the music and culture of Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Conakry and The Gambia.  Trace Afrikora will be available on channel 99 via Canal+ bouquets until October 15 and then on channel 131. The new channel will offer [...]