Category Archives: Pay TV

Brazilian Pay TV lost more than 520 thousand suscribers in 2018

National Telecomunications Agency (Anatel) announced that the total number of pay tv active contracts in Brazil rised to 17.6 millions, reflecting a disminution of 521.7 suscribers in 2018. It means a negative difference of 2.9%. The four largest brazilian pay TV groups had 17.09 millions of active contracts in November 2018. Claro / NET accumulated [...]

Kwesé TV finally obtains broadcasting rights in Zimbabwe

Kwesé TV has recently acquired the licenses for broadcasting services in Zimbabwe. Econet Media has obtained government licencing for content distribution, webcasting and Video-on-Demand (VoD) services in the country under its Econet Media unit. Kwesé TV, the satellite television service will compete directly with MultiChoice Zimbabwe. A statement from Econet Media said, Take notice that [...]

beIN Media Group switches from Nilesat to Eutelsat

Qatar-based pay TV provider beIN Media Group has communicated that it is migrating its transponder capacity from Nilesat over to Eutelsat 8 degrees West. This change comes as part of beINs pledge to offer its viewers and fans with the best possible technology and uninterrupted coverage in satellite TV broadcasting. From the 15th of December until [...]

DStv unlocks channels for the Festive Season

DStv is offering lower-tiered subscribers an early Christmas gift by opening some of the premium channels during the end-of-year and beginning-of-2019 festive period. As from Tuesday, 18 December until Friday, 4 January 2019, SuperSport 1 (DStv 201) will be accessible to DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family, and DStv Access subscribers. Disney Channel (DStv [...]

ATVC adds DirecTV as member

Argentina’s cable association ATVC announced that it has added DirecTV as a member. In addition, the entity renewed its authorities until 2020. Walter Burzaco continues as president. “The addition of DirecTV is an example of the pluralism and full representation that ATVC has built over almost four decades defending the industry, freedom of expression and [...]

Startimes sealed TV deals with Kotoko and Kariobangi Sharks

Asante Kotoko and Kariobangi have sealed deals with Chinese Pay-TV Startimes to have the home matches of their CAF Confederation Cup first qualifying round broadcast live.  This means Saturday’s first leg at the Kasarani Stadium starting 3.00pm (1pm GMT) will be live on TV across Africa. ”All parties, including crew who will produce the game, [...]

Chilean Pay TV market reaches 3.4 million subscribers in Q318

According to statistics presented by the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), the Chilean pay TV market recorded 3.36 million subscribers at the end of Q318, up 3.4% when compared to previous year. During the period, DirecTV consolidated as the second operator. VTR, the market leader, reported 1.08 million customers (32.2% market share), while DirecTV, which in [...]

Costa Rica’s ICE absorbs Cable Visión business

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has assumed the rights to operate its subsidiary Cable Visión. The state-owned company said in a statement that all Cable Visión services will continue operating normally. “The assignment of rights and obligations will allow maintaining and strengthening the offer of telecommunications and Internet services provided by the cable company, [...]

Oi grows with pay TV and surpasses Vivo

According to data from regulator Anatel, the Brazilian pay TV market registered 17.7 million active subscribers in October 2018, which represented a fall of 418,000 (-2.3%) subscribers compared to the same period last year, and of 103,000 (-0.58%) compared to September. Among the main pay TV groups, Oi was the only company that reported growth [...]

Fox launches TV streaming service in MENA

Fox Networks is launching a new TV streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa. In a statement, Fox is said to be partnering with the regions biggest broadcaster, MBC, to bring Fox Plus to viewers. The streaming service which is already in southeast Asia and in some parts of Latin Americas will not [...]