Tag Archives: Pay-TV

Pay TV subscribers in Brazil fell 5% in 2017

After several months without official information, Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) released data on the pay TV market in the country. The subscriber base ended 2017 with 17.9 million, this is equivalent to an annual fall of 4.99% (close to 939,000 active contracts), and a drop of 0.70% from November (126,000 subscribers). According to the [...]

Chile recorded 3.25 million pay TV subs in Q317

According to figures from the most recent report of Chilean regulator Subtel, the pay TV market in the country ended the third quarter of 2017 with 3.25 million subscribers, up 7.5% from previous year. The report revealed that satellite TV systems accounted 50.3% of total subscribers, and cable and IPTV systems the remaining 47.9%. The [...]

Argentina grants pay TV licenses to Telefónica and Claro

Argentinas National Entity of Communications (Enacom) has granted pay TV licenses to Claro (América Móvil) and Telefónica. In addition, cable operator Supercanal received the authorization to provide mobile telephony as MVNO. These new decisions, taken during Enacoms first board meeting of the year, allow the country to move forward with the opening of the telecommunications [...]

Mexico’s Supreme Court to rule on Televisa’s dominance in pay TV market

Mexico’s Supreme Court will analyze the appeals filed by Televisa against the decision that determined the application of a series of measures to reduce the company’s substantial power in pay TV. In November, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court received two appeals of Televisa that question the decision of the judge who ordered the [...]

Nagra study identifies Television Tribes

Content protection provider Nagra released Television Tribes, a study that reveals the new reality of pay TV consumer viewing types and outlines how operators can unlock new revenue opportunities by catering to their complex needs with relevant content, experiences and technology. The study – carried out in partnership with Ampere Analysis – surveyed consumers across [...]

Foreign TV commercials ban declared unconstitutional in Brazil

Brazilian Supreme Federal Court declared unconstitutional the article 25 of the pay TV law (12.485/2011), which indicates that TV programmers cannot offer channels containing commercials of foreign agencies. The debate on this issue in the Justice had begun in 2013. To take the resolution, the Supreme Court considered the principles of equality and free competition. [...]

Venezuelan pay TV market still falling

According to data released by Venezuelan regulator Conatel, the countrys pay TV market ended the second quarter of 2017 with 4.8 million subscribers, a figure that represents a decrease of 1.4% compared to previous quarter and 3.8% compared to same quarter last year. Household penetration fell from 67.01% in Q216 to 63.58% in Q317. Among [...]

NexTV CEO, the leading conference on the future of TV and OTT, comes to Miami

The fourth edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, the leading conference on the future of TV, will begin tomorrow in Miami. The event will gather the leading pay TV, free-to-air, OTT and TV networks executives. The conference, organized by Dataxis, will be held at The Biltmore Hotel on November 2 & 3 and will feature [...]

IFT: Less than 20% of pay TV customers subscribe to OTT services

According to data from Primera Encuesta 2017, Usuarios de Servicios de Telecomunicaciones survey, conducted by Mexican regulator IFT, less than 20% of pay TV users also subscribe to OTT services such as Netflix, Blim or Claro Video. According to the data, published by El Financiero, millennials are the group that most subscribe to these services. [...]