Category Archives: Pay TV

America Movil subsidiary requested Pay TV license in Mexico

An America Movil subsidiary -the group that also includes Telmex- would have requested at the end of 2018 to the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) the authorization to offer video and “restricted television” (pay TV) in Mexico, according to what business local newspaper El Economista reported. The newspaper also supports that “several sources consulted on regulation [...]

Tigo launches Amazon Prime Video in Colombia and Latin America

  Tigo (Millicom) will integrate Amazon Prime Video for its Colombian customers starting today and in the next months in the rest of its  Latin American operations, to bring entertainment content to its more than 32 million mobile and 3.6 million cable customers. Subscription will cost USD 5.99, with three months free, both for customers [...]

Brazilian Pay TV empowered local content in 2018

Brazilian Pay TV broadcasted 2,684 original titles of that country in 2018, according to information provided by National Film Agencys  Brazilian Film and Audiovisual Observatory (OCA). Brazilian programming in Qualified Channels (CEQ), which must include three hours and a half Brazilian content a day, was 7.5% and reached 14.3% between 6 PM and 12 AM. [...]

Movistar Play will offer Pay TV through OTT in Mexico this year

Telefonica Mexico plans to deliver its streaming TV service through its Movistar Play application this year, as confirmed by Telefonica Mexico president, Carlos Morales Paulín. We already have a service called Movistar Play in Telefonica, an OTT with so many contents that is already available in other countries services. We want to offer it soon [...]

StarTimes offers set-top boxes to its media partners in Guinea

StarTimes has recently offered several decoders and two years of subscription to its Guinean media partners for their support and collaboration for promoting their services According to the Director of Startimes, Qiao Ying, 2018 was a special year for StarTimes which marked its 30th years of existence and 10 years of penetration in Africa. Qiao [...]

BeIN Sports bags international South American football rights in MENA

Qatar-based pay TV operator, BeIN Medias has struck an exclusive broadcast rights deal for South American football. The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), FC Diez and BeIN Media seized a multi-year media rights agreement that will allow BeIN Sports exclusively broadcast the Copa Libertadores football tournament across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and 24 [...]

Liberty Latin America won´t buy Millicom

Liberty Latin announced yesterday that it has terminated conversations with Millicom International Cellular (Tigo) regarding a potential transaction. According to Liberty, “the Company remains focused on its growth strategy to deliver value for shareholders and provide market leading products and services to its customers”. Both companies had been negotiating for weeks, but no official agreement [...]

ES1 available on the Canal + bouquets in Africa

ES1 esport channel is available since January 15th in the Canal + bouquets offer, from the Evasion formula, on channel 113. After 1 year of its creation, the channel ES1 will be available, among others, in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, [...]

Canal + focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa

The French group Canal + will now invest in sub-Saharan Africa and more specifically, French-speaking Africa. For example, Canal + Afrique (formerly Canal Overseas Africa), Canal + Overseas publishes on behalf of the Canal + channel for the African continent and distributes the “Canal + Bouquets” offers in Mali, Cameroon, Senegal and Ivory Coast. It [...]