Tag Archives: Pay-TV

IFT denies Telmex license to offer pay TV in Mexico

Telmex asked the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) for a license to offer pay TV in Mexico since the company will carry out its functional separation, as it was requested by the regulator. However, the IFT denied that request, according to El Universal. In its separation plan, the company requested that the regulator “confirm the [...]

Brazils Anatel approves new pay TV rules

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has approved new rules for the pay TV market. Among the changes, the regulator established that local free-to-air TV channels must negotiate their distribution deals directly with pay TV operators. According to the agency, FTA channels will have to sign individual distribution agreements with each operator. The channels may demand [...]

NexTV Series Argentina: Operators to debate the new pay TV competition

The countrys leading operators will participate in the next edition of NexTV Series Argentina, on May 16 and 17 in Buenos Aires, to discuss the new strategies and challenges they will face with the arrival of new competition. Starting this year, Argentina moved towards the convergence of services and this allows telecommunications companies to enter [...]

IFT: Televisa does not have substantial power in pay TV

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) announced that it does not have elements to determine that Televisa has substantial power in the pay TV market. The regulator reversed an earlier decision after the Mexican Supreme Court ordered it to revisit its finding that Grupo Televisa has substantial power in the pay TV market. The Mexican group [...]

Six arrested for pay TV piracy in Spain

The Spanish Police and Europol have arrested six individuals suspected of selling devices to illegally access pay TV networks with movies, series and sporting events, Europa Press reported. According to the news agency, the devices used to pirate the content, under the brand Web TV, were developed by a company based in Galicia and had [...]

Brazil lost 729,000 pay TV subscribers in one year

According to data published by Brazils National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the pay TV market registered 17.9 million in January 2018, which represented a loss of 729,000 clients (-3.90%) when compared to the same month of previous year, and close to 30,000 (-0.16%) compared to December 2017. Claro group, which includes the operations of Net and [...]

Mexico: Pay TV subscribers down 0.8% in Q317

According to Q317 data released by Mexican regulator IFT, total pay TV accesses in the country reached 22.2 million, down 0.8% compared to the figure reported by operators in the same period of previous year. The service penetration “went from 67 to 66 accesses per 100 households,” the regulator said. At the end of the [...]

Telefónica sees growth in pay TV subs driven by Peru

Telefónica announced its financial results for Q417. The company reported 4.6 million pay TV accesses in Latin America (including Brazil). Hispanoamérica division, which will be split into two new units, reached 3.0 million pay TV accesses, up 4% from previous year, driven by net additions in Peru. In its report, the company highlighted the 7% [...]

Mexico’s IFT to review its decision on Televisa’s power in pay TV market

After a recent Supreme Court decision, the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) will have to review its decision on Televisa’s substantial power in pay TV market. “We are aware that we will have to revoke the resolution that determined that Televisa had substantial power in the pay TV market and issue a new one with [...]