Tag Archives: Pay-TV

IFT asks Telmex to modify functional separation plan

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has asked Telmex to modify its functional separation plan. This way, the regulator delays the company’s plans to enter the pay TV market, as it must first comply with this condition. “In assessing the information and documentation submitted, IFT considered that this proposal should be modified in order to ensure [...]

Argentinas soccer will be available at no additional cost until October 31

Argentina’s soccer league will remain available on pay TV, at no additional cost and in standard definition, until October 31, sources from the companies that own the TV rights told La Nación. After that date, users will have to subscribe to the new premium bundle, called “Pack Fútbol”, which costs AR $ 300 (USD 17.5). [...]

Megacable’s Xview reaches 87,000 subscribers in Mexico

Megacable CEO Enrique Yamuni spoke to NexTV News Latam about the strategy and next steps of Xview, the companys next-generation multi-screen service with linear TV and On Demand content that has already reached 87,000 subscribers. – What opportunities did you see in the market when launching Xview? Megacable recognizes that content consumption habits are changing, [...]

Conax secures multiple new pay TV and multi-DRM deployments in Argentina

Conax announced that it has signed two new agreements in Argentina with regional pay TV operators CableVideo and Colsecor, which have all selected technology and services from Conax and regional partner, BOLD MSS, to drive expansion in Pay TV and multi-DRM content offerings. CableVideo is deploying pay TV and OTT advanced consumer offerings based on [...]

TiVo survey shows differences between loyal pay TV subs and OTT cord cutters

TiVo has released findings from its 2017 survey of pay TV and over-the-top (OTT) service subscribers across the U.S., Europe and Latin America, including Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. The study revealed that one in four consumers who have had pay TV services for less than 12 months are extremely likely to cord cut or cord [...]

America Movil calls for greater competition in pay TV

During the opening of the event México Siglo XXI, Carlos Slim Domit, Chairman of the Board of Directors of America Movil, echoed the OECD recommendation and said that the competition remains a pending issue in the video market. Slim Domit said that the exponential growth of speed, capacity, coverage and technological changes require regulatory frameworks [...]

Claro takes another step towards entering Argentina’s pay TV market

Argentinas National Entity for Communications (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, Enacom) authorized the modification of AMX Argentina statute. This way, the company moves forward with its plan to enter the pay TV market next year. Enacom said in a resolution, published in the official gazette, that it decided to register the modification of the corporate purpose [...]

Telmex should be allowed to offer pay TV in Mexico, according to OECD

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that Mexican regulator IFT should assess the entry of Telmex into pay TV as soon as possible, following the successful implementation of its functional separation. This way, the company could offer pay TV and compete with rivals by offering a full bundle of services, once it [...]

Ecuador reached 1.34 million pay TV subscribers in Q2

According to data provided by Ecuadors Agency for Regulation & Control of Telecommunications (Arcotel), the pay TV market ended the second quarter of 2017 with 1.34 million subscribers, which represents an increase of more than 16,000 subscribers compared to Q117. DirecTV led the market with 35.1% market share, followed by CNT TV (28.3%), TV Cable [...]

Chile to create law against pirate set-top boxes

The Chilean senate is working on a bill that seeks to sanction the commercialization and use of satellite set-top boxes for illegal pay TV operations. The Transport and Telecommunications Commission dispatched the bill last week, which introduces changes in the general Telecommunications Law. Diario Financiero reported that the initiative seeks to attack piracy, which according [...]