Tag Archives: Pay-TV

Broadband drives VTR Q2 growth

VTR, Chiles largest pay TV operator, added 22,000 RGUs in Q2, driven by growth in broadband and video RGUs, said Liberty Latin America in its earnings report announced last week. During the quarter, VTR added 27,000 broadband and 8,000 video RGUs. However, fixed-line telephony RGUs continued to fall and decreased by 13,000. At the end [...]

Paraguay wants to regulate telecom service cancellations

The Paraguayan ombudsman, Miguel Godoy, has presented a draft bill to regulate the contracts of telephone, Internet and pay TV companies. Specifically, the initiative seeks to prohibit companies from charging a cost for the service cancellation. According to ABC Color, the preliminary draft mentions that users will be able to terminate the contract at the [...]

Pay TV operators expand channel offering in Mexico

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) unveiled a report with the evolution of plans and tariffs of fixed telecommunications services, which includes a comparative analysis of the offer during the second quarter of 2017 and the same period in 2018. IFT affirmed that the offer improved in 2018 compared to the previous year. “In most plans [...]

Bolivia recorded 472,000 pay TV subscribers in 2017

According to data published in the 2017 Institutional Report of Bolivia’s telecoms and transport regulator ATT, the pay TV market registered close to 472,000 subscribers at the end of that year, up 24% from 2016. In 2017, pay TV revenue reached Bs. 954 million (USD 135.6 million), which represented a growth of almost 40% compared [...]

Peru drives Telefónica’s growth in pay TV

Telefónica ended the second quarter with 4.8 million pay TV accesses in Latin America, including its operation in Brazil, the largest in term of subscribers. The company highlighted the excellent performance of this service in Peru, where another record was set for gross additions, driven by the continuous improvement in the content offer. In Brazil, [...]

Chile court convicts owner of illegal TV operation

The Oral Criminal Court of Coyhaique unanimously convicted the owner and legal representative of the company Deygon for illegally distributing DirecTV satellite signals in the Aysén Region, in southern Chile. Police investigations together with the Public Ministry established that the local operator Deygon used DirecTV set-top boxes and illegally retransmitted 67 channels through coaxial cable [...]

Mexico reaches 22.6 million pay TV accesses

The Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) presented the Q118 results of the telecommunications market. Pay TV recorded 22.6 million accesses, an increase of 1.5% when compared to the total figure reported by operators in the same period of the previous year. According to the data provided by the regulator, the service penetration maintains at 67% [...]

Nine arrested for Pay TV piracy in Argentina

The police of the province of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, arrested nine people who were illegally distributing Pay TV, internet and telephony through set-top boxes (STB) and modems stolen from companies of the sector. The people were employees of outsourced companies that worked for telecommunication operators. Through a parallel company they charged AR$ 1,500 (USD [...]

Latam Pay TV subscriptions fall for sixth consecutive quarter

According to Dataxis, as at Q1 2018 Pay TV in Latin America reached 71.4 million subscribers, which represents a drop of around 0.1% compared to the end of 2017. Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico were the markets that recorded the highest loss of subscribers. This way, the regional pay TV sector registered its sixth straight quarterly [...]