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Sixteen companies are interested in DTT licenses in Mexico

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) reported that there are sixteen companies interested in the public tender process for 148 digital TV channels. IFT said there were nine other interested parties who did not meet some of the requirements. The process includes 148 transmission channels distributed in 123 coverage areas, 25 of them with 2 channels. [...]

Hay 16 interesados en canales de TDT en México

El Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) informó que hay 16 interesados en la licitación pública de los 148 canales de TV digital terrestre en México. El organismo indicó que hubo otros nueve interesados que no cumplieron con algunos de los requisitos solicitados. La convocatoria incluye 148 canales de transmisión distribuidos en 123 zonas de cobertura, [...]

Mexico reached 20.1 million pay TV subs in 2016

The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico has published the statistical report for the fourth quarter of 2016. The pay TV market recorded 20.1 million subscribers, up 10% compared to Q4 2015. Grupo Televisa leads with 61.2% market share in December 2016 (Sky 38.1%, Cablemás 8.7%, Cablevisión 5.1%, Televisión Internacional 3.3%, Cablevisión Red 3.1% y [...]

TV paga de México registró 20,1 millones de suscriptores en 2016

El Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) de México presentó el reporte estadístico del cuarto trimestre de 2016. El mercado de TV paga registró 20,1 millones de suscripciones, cifra que representó un crecimiento del 10% en comparación al cierre de 2015. Grupo Televisa lidera el mercado con una participación del 61%2 en diciembre de 2016 (Sky [...]

América Móvil gets approval to buy spectrum from MVS

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has authorized Telcel (América Móvil) to buy 60 Mhz of spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band from Grupo MVS. In a statement, América Móvil said it expects to complete the acquisition during the second quarter of 2017. The 2.5 Ghz band is used for next generation mobile services, including the [...]

Telmex fined over agreements with Dish

The Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) of Mexico fined Telmex MX$ 5.3 million (USD 286,000) for failing to comply with the terms of its concession due to its agreements with DTH operator Dish Mexico. The telecommunications company said it will appeal the decision. In a statement, the regulator explained that Telmex entered into a series of [...]

IFT multa a Telmex por acuerdos con Dish

El Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) de México impuso a Telmex una multa por MX$ 5,38 millones (USD 286 mil) por incumplimiento de su título de concesión debido a sus acuerdos con el operador DTH Dish México. La empresa de telecomunicaciones dijo que impugnará la medida. En un comunicado, el regulador explicó que Telmex celebró [...]

IFT approves multiprogramming access to Televisa and TV Azteca

The Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) of Mexico approved the access to multiprogramming in 35 stations of TV Azteca and in 5 stations of Radiotelevisora de México Norte, subsidiary of Televisa, in several regions of the country. In the case of Televisión Azteca, multiprogramming will give access to Azteca 7 programming, as well as the [...]

IFT aprueba multiprogramación a Televisa y TV Azteca

El pleno del Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) de México autorizó el acceso a multiprogramación en 35 estaciones de Televisión Azteca y en 5 estaciones a Radiotelevisora de México Norte, empresa filial de Televisa, en varias regiones del país. En el caso de TV Azteca, la multiprogramación dará acceso a la transmisión de Azteca 7 [...]

Mexican operators reorganize pay TV lineups

Mexico’s pay TV operators reorganized their lineups after the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) ordered to change the distribution of the channels last December with the aim that operators do not generate artificial competitive advantages in channels they offer. The change came into effect last week and forces companies to place FTA TV networks at the [...]