Category Archives: Pay TV

Telefónica goes to Court over Cablevisión-Telecom merger

Telefónica Argentina appeared before the Civil and Commercial Justice to challenge the resolution that approved the merger between Cablevisión and Telecom, according to Página 12. The company went to court after receiving no response on the formal protest presented to the National Commission for the Defense of Competition (CNDC), the Commerce Secretariat and the Ministry [...]

“The market tends to concentrate, small operators must create alliances”

José Luis Jacquet Matillon, CEO of El Cuatro, a pay TV operator from Jujuy, in northern Argentina, participated in the recent edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, where he offered his vision on new opportunities in pay TV and stressed the need to partner with other small operators to face the high costs and new [...]

Argentina suspends migration of pay UHF services

Argentinas National Communications Agency (Enacom) suspended for two years the migration of pay UHF services operating at frequencies 512-698 MHz to the 12.2 GHz-12.7 GHz band. Through a resolution published in the Official Gazette, the agency suspended the effects of the measure originally adopted in May 2016, which was modified a few months later. Initially, [...]

Telecentro launches voice remote

Argentine triple play operator Telecentro has launched a voice remote that let users to access channels, applications and contents. It is available for customers with Smart HD or 4K Ultra HD set-top boxes. In this way, it becomes the first company in Argentina and Latin America to offer this option, said Telecentro in a release. [...]

Brazilian pay TV market loses 25,000 subs in September

According to data from Brazilian regulator Anatel, the pay TV market had 17.79 million active contracts in September, which represented a fall of 2.34% (over 426,000 customers) in the last 12 months, and of 0.14% (over 25,000 subscribers) compared to August 2018. Claro group lost about 68,000 subscribers in September, most of them, around 40,000, [...]

Caribbean operators to discuss new pay TV and OTT models

The fifth edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, on November 1 & 2 at The Biltmore Hotel in Miami, will feature the participation of leading operators from Central America and the Caribbean in a special panel dedicated to new pay TV and OTT models in the region. The panel will discuss topics such as competition [...]

DStv Compact subscribers can now enjoy La Liga soccer

DStv Compact subscribers can now enjoy La Liga soccer matches as it has been added to the package. SuperSport 7 HD that is home to La Liga in South Africa went live yesterday for Compact subscribers. The Chief Executive of SuperSport, Gideon Khobane, declared, The DStv Compact customer has generally over the last few years [...]

Calvo Mawela named Group CEO for newly formed MultiChoice Group

Naspers has officialised the appointment of Calvo Mawela as Group chief executive officer of the newly established MultiChoice Group. A month ago, Naspers has expressed their willingness to unbundle Africas TV operator, MultiChoice. The Pay-Tv operator which beam in approximately 50 countries will be known as MultiChoice Group and Naspers will retain its listing on the JSE. [...]

Multichoice rolls out E.Africa talents academy in Nigeria

MultiChoice has recently launched in Lagos alongside its partners, stakeholders, dignitaries and industry professionals, the long awaited ceremony for E.Africa talents academy. A 12-month training programme at the academy which will begin as from this month and will allow 20 candidates to develop their talents, get in touch with industry professionals to acquire theoretical knowledge, [...]