Tag Archives: Pay-TV

Brazilian pay TV market falls again in August

According to data from Brazilian regulator Anatel, the pay TV market registered 17.79 million in August, representing a decrease of 536,000 (-2.9%) contracts compared to the same period of 2017, and 37,000 (0, 2%) compared to July this year. When compared to August 2017, Oi increased its subscriber base by adding 126,000 new contracts (+8.7%). [...]

Ecuador court rules against satellite TV piracy

Ecuador’s Justice ruled against two administrators of server IKS 61a in a case of satellite pay TV signal piracy. They were penalized with one year of effective prison and a fine. The Alianza Contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga reported that the investigation process took four years and involved the participation and joint work of [...]

NexTV Series: Mexican operators call for OTT regulation

During NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, pay TV operators called for a regulation of OTT services, so they start paying taxes in the country. Megacables Marketing director Gerardo Seifert was one of the executives who referred to this issue. “OTT services and their income must be regulated, and that they pay taxes for what [...]

Brazil: Pay TV market falls again in July

According to data from the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the pay TV market registered 17.83 million subscribers in July, representing a fall of 625,000 subscribers (-3.4% ) compared to the same period of 2017, and 91,000 (-0.5%) compared to June 2018. Claro Brazil group leads with 50% of market share and 8.9 million customers [...]

Colombia reached 5.9 million pay TV subscribers in June

Colombian pay TV market reached 5.9 million users at the end of the second quarter, according to data from the National Television Authority (ANTV). Of those total, 1.93 million or 32.7% were satellite TV subscribers. Thus, pay TV in Colombia had an annual growth of 6.75%, since in June 2017 ANTV had reported 5.53 million [...]

Broadband drives VTR Q2 growth

VTR, Chiles largest pay TV operator, added 22,000 RGUs in Q2, driven by growth in broadband and video RGUs, said Liberty Latin America in its earnings report announced last week. During the quarter, VTR added 27,000 broadband and 8,000 video RGUs. However, fixed-line telephony RGUs continued to fall and decreased by 13,000. At the end [...]

Paraguay wants to regulate telecom service cancellations

The Paraguayan ombudsman, Miguel Godoy, has presented a draft bill to regulate the contracts of telephone, Internet and pay TV companies. Specifically, the initiative seeks to prohibit companies from charging a cost for the service cancellation. According to ABC Color, the preliminary draft mentions that users will be able to terminate the contract at the [...]

Pay TV operators expand channel offering in Mexico

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) unveiled a report with the evolution of plans and tariffs of fixed telecommunications services, which includes a comparative analysis of the offer during the second quarter of 2017 and the same period in 2018. IFT affirmed that the offer improved in 2018 compared to the previous year. “In most plans [...]