Category Archives: Pay TV

America Movil request authorization to offer pay TV in Mexico again

America Movil sent a formal request to the Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), in which it asks the regulator  to get authorized to enter the TV market in the country again, either via satellite or internet. Some of the arguments presented by the company in the request were that enabling TV access for any of [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses almost 170 thousand subscribers in April

Pay TV in Brazil continues adding cancellations. According to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) of that country, during the last 12 month-period, the cancellations number recorded 899.36 thousand homes. This way, Brazil closed  April with 17.17 million subscribing homes, and 168.94 thousand cancellations related to March. According to figures from April 2019 published by Anatel, [...]

MultiChoice & Icasa fight over Pay Tv laws

Following Icasa recent inquiry into subscription of TV broadcasting services where findings highlight ways to improve competition and lower subscription prices in the pay-TV market, the pay TV market inquiry and sports broadcasting regulations both pose a risk for MultiChoice, as the companys DStv and SuperSport brands often acquire exclusive broadcasting rights to major sporting [...]

DStv & GOtv to broadcast UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champion League final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool will be aired on Saturday via DStv and GOtv. The live broadcast of the match will allow fans to build their own programming by including highlights of the games and will have access to a wide range of the pre-match shows including half hour highlights of [...]

Cotel relaunches its pay TV offer

Bolivian Telecommunications Cooperatives (COTEL) General Manager, Fernando Dips, informed that the company will make changes in its pay TV offers, starting next June 1st. One of the most outstanding news is that all the companys pay TV content catalog will be available in HD. In addition, it was reported that customers already subscribed will have [...]

Tigo reaches more than one million homes in Bolivia

The telecommunications company Millicom -which operates in Latin America under the Tigo brand-, is now available in more than one million households in Bolivia. According to the company, that was possible because of the company’s investment to develop a coaxial fiber optic network in the country. The investment of the company is estimated at USD [...]

CRC detects minimum cord cutting impact in Colombia

The report OTT services role in Colombian telecommunications area, developed by that countrys Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC), determined that, in the last 12 months, only 2% of pay TV subscribers canceled the service and decided to migrate to OTT. The information presented establishes that 72% of Colombians who own TVs in their homes have pay [...]

StarTimes to air Plus TV in Africa

Plus TV Africa, a 24-Hour news channel, will now broadcast across all of Africa via StarTimes platform. According to StarTimes, the performance of the channel is superior since its launch and upgrade where it is expected to reach over 30 African countries.  StarTimes Nigeria CEO, David Zhang, Plus TV Africa has done well during [...]

Pay TV operators must adapt themselves to the OTT model to stay in business

During the first  day of Nextv Series Argentina 2019, the conference developed last May 14th and 15th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buenos Aires, executives from Montecable (Uruguay), Digital TV Cable (Bolivia), Wiltel Communications (Argentina) Nagra and Videocable Continental (Paraguay), took part in the panel Future of Pay TV in South America, where they analyzed [...]

Globo takes Palmeiras Brazil’s Cup matches to PPV

Through an official statement, the Brazilian FTA channel Globo confirmed that the Round of 16 matches of the Brazils Cup will only be available for Premiere subscribers. While Globo is still negotiating with Palmeiras to broadcast the teams matches in the Brasileirao tournament, the two Brazilian football team matches in the Brazil Cup will only [...]