Category Archives: Pay TV

Subtel asks CDF and cable TV operators to compensate its subscribers for not having broadcast football in Chile

The Chilean Professional Football National Association  (ANFP) decided to call the countrys local football tournament off due to the political and social situation in the country, the Telecommunications Subsecretary (Subtel) requested cable operators and the Chilean Football Channel (CDF) to collect information on possible discounts, compensation measures and availability of customer service platforms to cancel  [...]

DStv Kenya removes two news channels from Compact bouquet

DStv Kenya removed two popular news channels from its Compact package as part of a reorganization of the channel. Bloomberg and CNBC Africa will now only be available on the Compact Plus and Premium plans, the satellite TV provider restructuring its products.  As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our customers television viewing experience [...]

Oi TV could lose Turner’s channels from January

Turner’s channels could no longer be part of the Brazilian pay-TV operator Ois programming grid. The main reason is that the company is developing negotiations with the programmer to renew its channels distribution agreement without increasing the value of its customers subscriptions. According to what Oi reported, in case the negotiation with Turner does not [...]

Claro Brazil adds Chinese TV channel CGNT with contents in English to its programming grid

Claro Brasil added a new channel to its programming grid this week. This is CGTN, which can be accessed on channels 199 and 699 (both in SD). The offer is valid for subscribers to the operator’s fiber, cable and satellite service. CGNT is a Chinese TV channel and its programming is offered totally in English. [...]

DSTV evaluates ZBC 24-hour news channel

DSTV is currently evaluating the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) 24-hour news channel, which will see the national broadcaster launch a free news channel for broadcast throughout the SADC region. Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of Advertising, Information and Broadcasting Services, told the post-ministerial meeting in Harare on Tuesday that the launch of the 24-hour news channel [...]

StarTimes and Beijing Municipal sealed deal for joint local content production

StarTimes Kenya and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Radio and Television unveiled a joint content development works between Kenyan actors and their Chinese counterparts. The development will feature the first-ever Sino-African reality TV show highlighting deep intercultural exchange while building the local capacity of local creators and content developers. Funded by the Chinese government and [...]

Euronews extends its offer on DStv in South Africa

The Euronews Group has reached an agreement with the MultiChoice group to offer Euronews content to millions of homes in sub-Saharan Africa on the DStv platform. The English edition of Euronews was already available on the DStv platform in many countries in East and West Africa. The new agreement will now allow this global English [...]

GRB Studios and M-Net signed deal in Africa

GRB Studios has signed many contracts in Africa, including the last season of Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter on the South African pay-TV channel M-Net. M-Net has also acquired a series of holiday movies, including A Christmas Blessing, A Second Chance, Christmas, Can not Fight, Coins for Christmas, Miss Me this Christmas and The [...]

Alberto Pecegueiro leaves Globosat after 25 years

Roberto Irineu Marinho, President at Globos Administrative Boards, and Jorge Nobrega, CEO at Grupo Globo, reported that Alberto Pecegueiro will leave Globosat after 25 years. Pecegueiro will continue in that position until January 2020, and then he will be positioned on the companys Administrative Boards. It will be a real loss for us to no [...]

Megacable asks for pay TV and OTTs regulatory equality in Mexico

Enrique Yamuni, CEO at Megacable, said that regulations applied to pay TV and audiovisual contents on the internet must be the same. To his view, there is no equality in our competitors, because digital platforms do not pay taxes. His statements took place during the fifth edition of the Challenges of competition in the digital [...]