Tag Archives: Pay-TV

Oi has almost 3 million FTTH homes in 2019

In its Q2 2019 results report, the Brazilian company Oi recorded 2.8 million homes passed with FTTH in 68 municipalities in Brazil. This way, coverage increased by 381% compared to Q2 2018. Ois strategic plan expects to reach 4.6 million homes passed by the end of 2019 and 16 million in 2021. Oi reported 291 [...]

Chile moves forward against illegal sports content broadcasts

Chilean Investigative Police (PDI), through its Crimes Against Intellectual Property Brigade, raided two households in the country, where equipment used to broadcast sports events from the VeoPartidos.com and FutbolChile.net websites was found. Two of those responsibles were arrested for violating both Telecommunications and Intellectual Property Laws. The websites offered sports content from several pay TV [...]

ESPN acquires Premier League’s broadcasting rights in several South American countries

A few days after the beginning of football activities in England, ESPN announced it has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast the next Premier Leagues three seasons. The agreement with DAZN, which has the rights for all Spanish-speaking Latin American countries, includes the 2019/2020; 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 seasons and covers pay TV and digital platforms [...]

VTR evaluates creating new low cost company to offer pay TV and internet

VTR, Liberty Latin America Groups operator with a triple play offer in Chile, is evaluating the possibility of implementing a new low cost company to offer more basic products with cheaper prices. Some of the main ones would be pay TV with fewer channels available and internet with lower connection speed.  50% of Chilean households [...]

ESPN brings the FIFA eWorld Cup Final to Latin America

According to official information from ESPN, the pay TV channel will broadcast the FIFA eWorld Cups Final this Sunday, August 4th, an annual competition organized by FIFA, together with EA Sports. The TV channel will broadcast the competitions Final through ESPN3 and the OTT ESPN Play for all Latin America, from Londons O2 stadium. In [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses more than one million subscribers in one year

Brazil recorded 16,709,668 households with access to pay TV in June. The already mentioned figure means a 1.23 million subscribers fall during last 12 month-period, according to what the countrys National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) officially informed.  According to the entity, in June almost half of Brazilians households had access to pay TV through the Claro [...]

Costa Rica adds pay TV subscribers and loses FTA accesses in 2018

In its 2018 Telecommunications Statistics Report, Costa Rican Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel) recorded 883,883 pay TV subscribers in the country. Clients in the market has been rising in the last five years and, related to 2017, it added 51,976 subscribers.  According to what Sutel officially reported, Costa Rican pay TV recorded 732,546 subscribers. The previous mentioned [...]

New Turner, El Trece, Pol-ka and Cablevision’s co-production starts to be filmed in Argentina

Argentine content producer Pol-la announced this week that it has started the Tu parte del trato recording. This is an eight-episode thriller with black comedy and suspense elements, which will be watched on FTA TV through Canal 13, on pay TV with TNT, and via OTT on Cablevision Flow.   This original series is written by [...]

Telefonica Brazil grows in IPTV and continues its FTTH deployment

In its Q2 2019 quarterly results report, Telefonica -which is known as Vivo in Brazil- recorded revenues valued at USD 123,5 million in pay TV. The figure means a 1.8% fall in relation to the same period 2018, when revenues on that area were USD 125,9 million. The company also recorded revenues of USD 127,5 [...]

VTR brings TVI / Filmocentro Group channels back in August

After a decision made by the Chilean Supreme Court of Justice, the pay TV operator VTR started to negotiate with TVI / Filmocentro Group and will finally add the removed channels Zona Latina, Via X, ARTV and Via X2 HD to its programming grid from next August 16th.  Supreme Courts verdict forced VTR and TVI [...]