Tag Archives: Pay-TV

Edgar Welker enters to the TV sports rights market in Uruguay

Edgar Welker, former President of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) bought last December 2018 the rights to broadcast  several football competitions for Uruguay on cable TV, FTA, radio and streaming, such as the South American Sub 17 and Sub 20 tournaments (both competitions already disputed) and the Copa America, through the company Dexary. Welker sold [...]

VTR starts conversations to add removed TV channels to its programming grid

As requested by Chlean Supreme Court of Justice, the pay TV operator VTR began talks with the TVI / Fimocentro Group for a maximum period of three months to reincorporate the TV channels Vía X, Zona Latina, ARTV and Vía X HD to its programming grid. This process could involve modifications in the current list [...]

CINE.AR PLAY aims to become integrated to pay TV operators in Latin America

CINE.AR PLAY, the free VOD platform of the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) of Argentina, wants its catalog to be distributed by pay TV operators in the country and abroad. CINE.AR PLAYs integration will be done in two ways: the firstone will be from its integration via API with different operators in [...]

Peruvian pay TV operators which broadcast illegal content will lose concession

Peruvian Customs Crimes and Fight Against Piracy Commission (CLCDAP) which is chaired by that countrys Ministry Production, reported that the Transport and Communications Ministry (MTC) will remove its concession to those pay TV operators who broadcast illegal content, as stipulated in Supreme Decree N° 015, published by the entity last May 28th. The previous mentioned [...]

Carlos Slim Domit questions competition dynamics in Mexico

Carlos Slim Domit, America Movil Board of Directors Chairman, made critics on todays pay TV prices in Mexico and said that, with the lack of competition in the area, prices have increased in a considerable way, while telephony and Internet are maintaining cheaper rates than in the US. Telcel and Telmex, by investing in towns [...]

Nextv Series debates pay TV through OTT in Colombia

Nextv Series Colombia 2019 will meet next June 27th at the JW Marriott Hotel in Bogota with more than 30 executives from the main TV, OTT and online video companies from Colombia and the Andean region to discuss the future of the industry. The panel OTT Pay TV and the  revolution of direct to consumer [...]

Brazil has destroyed 12 thousand pay TV STBs used for piracy this year

Brazilian Federal Revenue Department, better known as Receita Federal, has destroyed 12 thousand STBs used for piracy activities in the pay TV business this year. Since 2016, 112 thousand have already been destroyed, with losses estimated at USD 2334.7 million per year. The Federal Revenue Department, committed to combat cross-border crimes, such as smuggling, records [...]

Sky Brazil adds TV channels to its programming grid during June

The Brazilian pay TV channel Sky will include new channels in its content offer starting in June. The main additions will be HBO, AMC, Fox Life, E!, AXN, TLC and MTV. The first channel to be added to Skys  programming grid is AMC, specialized in series and films. Later, HBO will be incorporated, in addition [...]

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, [...]