Category Archives: Pay TV

Brazil records in September the largest pay TV subscribers loss in 2019

According to what the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported, Brazilian Pay-TV lost 266 thousand subscribers in September, and 1.7 million annually. This is the largest monthly subscribers loss so far this year. In addition, the agency reported that the pay-TV customer base in September was 16.08 million. The Brazilian pay-TV operator with the largest [...]

Costa Rica could apply new tax on digital platforms and pay TV subscribers

The Costa Rican Infocommunication and Technology  Chamber (Infocom) warned about an eventual tax collection on cable and satellite TV and digital platforms, which will affect more than 833 thousand subscribers. This is a new 1.5% tax, which is intended to finance the countrys film industry. The projects aim is to achieve income from cross-border digital [...]

GOtv extends its channel offer

Digital terrestrial pay-TV provider GOtv, announced plans to enlarge GOtv Maxs customer content offering in November with the addition of exciting new channels. As of November 13, the company said in a statement  that customers of the GOtv Max package could enjoy four new channels, namely: TNT Africa, Discovery ID, Da Vinci Kids and Cartoon [...]

IFT grants Disney a six month extension period to sell Fox Sports unit in Mexico

The Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), which regulates the telecommunications market in Mexico, gave a six month extension for The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox to sell Foxs sports business in the country.  The first six-month period granted for divestiture was from May 1st to November 1st, 2019. With the extension, the new period [...]

IFT grants Disney a six month extension period to sell Fox Sports unit in Mexico

The Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), which regulates the telecommunications market in Mexico, gave a six month extension for The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox to sell Foxs sports business in the country.  The first six-month period granted for divestiture was from May 1st to November 1st, 2019. With the extension, the new period [...]

Uruguayan State wins trial to Nuevo Siglo for a USD 85 million lawsuit

Uruguayan Justice rejected this Wednesday, October 30th the lawsuit presented by that countrys pay TV operator Riselco (Nuevo Siglo), valued at USD 85 million. The company claimed for the omission made by the Uruguayan Communication Regulatory Unit (URSEC) in the granting of data transmission and internet access licensed requested in 2008, arguing that it would [...]

Sky Brazil makes it difficult for CNN to enter its programming grid

Before entering the Brazilian market, CNN ran an agreement with Claro Brazil, in order to distribute its contents in the country. Now, CNN is trying to negotiate with Sky to add its contents to an intermediate package from the pay TV operator, but  Sky rejected the news TV network proposal. According to specialized Brazilian media [...]

MultiChoice Talent Factory introduce two feature films

MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) is honoured to reveals two original feature films, Savannah Skies and The Painting, entirely produced by the MTF Academy’s 2018 promotion. Both films showed on Zambezi Magic (channel 162) of DStv – one hyper-local channel that offers a mix of local content for six markets in southern Africa. The Painting aired [...]

Africa Canal + adds M6 International to its bouquets

Canal + In Africa is now integrating the M6 International TV channel into its television packages. The information was provided a few days ago when the pay-TV operator communicated the list of its new channels for the continent. The introduction of M6 International, which targets French-speaking Africa in particular, was announced last July by Nicolas [...]

WarnerMedia takes control of HBO in Latin America

WarnerMedia announced this Friday that it has ran an agreement to acquire the minority stake that Ole Communications owns in HBO Ole Partners, a joint venture between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications. When the transaction is completed, WarnerMedia will owe all HBO, MAXM Cinemax and HBO GO services in Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and the [...]