Tag Archives: Pay-TV

Chilean Pay TV market reaches 3.4 million subscribers in Q318

According to statistics presented by the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), the Chilean pay TV market recorded 3.36 million subscribers at the end of Q318, up 3.4% when compared to previous year. During the period, DirecTV consolidated as the second operator. VTR, the market leader, reported 1.08 million customers (32.2% market share), while DirecTV, which in [...]

Oi grows with pay TV and surpasses Vivo

According to data from regulator Anatel, the Brazilian pay TV market registered 17.7 million active subscribers in October 2018, which represented a fall of 418,000 (-2.3%) subscribers compared to the same period last year, and of 103,000 (-0.58%) compared to September. Among the main pay TV groups, Oi was the only company that reported growth [...]

Telefónica goes to Court over Cablevisión-Telecom merger

Telefónica Argentina appeared before the Civil and Commercial Justice to challenge the resolution that approved the merger between Cablevisión and Telecom, according to Página 12. The company went to court after receiving no response on the formal protest presented to the National Commission for the Defense of Competition (CNDC), the Commerce Secretariat and the Ministry [...]

“The market tends to concentrate, small operators must create alliances”

José Luis Jacquet Matillon, CEO of El Cuatro, a pay TV operator from Jujuy, in northern Argentina, participated in the recent edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, where he offered his vision on new opportunities in pay TV and stressed the need to partner with other small operators to face the high costs and new [...]

“The economic and exchange crisis in Argentina is encouraging cord-cutting”

Hugo Cosentino, general manager of San Luis CTV, said that operators must reinvent themselves and invest more in technology to offer value-added services in order to prevent subscriber losses, given the current scenario in Argentina. The executive participated in the panel ” How OTT Pay TV Will Change Pay TV Business” during the first day [...]

Brazilian pay TV market loses 25,000 subs in September

According to data from Brazilian regulator Anatel, the pay TV market had 17.79 million active contracts in September, which represented a fall of 2.34% (over 426,000 customers) in the last 12 months, and of 0.14% (over 25,000 subscribers) compared to August 2018. Claro group lost about 68,000 subscribers in September, most of them, around 40,000, [...]

Megacable’s Xview grows 18.8% and nears 400,000 subscribers

Mexican operator Megacable announced its Q318 results. The video segment grew by 7.1% (210,000 net additions) compared to the same period last year, and reached 3.2 million subscribers. Xview, the next generation multiscreen service, reached 395,000 subscribers, up 18.8% from previous quarter. According to the company, Xview had a positive performance, both in terms of [...]

Brazilian pay TV market falls again in August

According to data from Brazilian regulator Anatel, the pay TV market registered 17.79 million in August, representing a decrease of 536,000 (-2.9%) contracts compared to the same period of 2017, and 37,000 (0, 2%) compared to July this year. When compared to August 2017, Oi increased its subscriber base by adding 126,000 new contracts (+8.7%). [...]

Ecuador court rules against satellite TV piracy

Ecuador’s Justice ruled against two administrators of server IKS 61a in a case of satellite pay TV signal piracy. They were penalized with one year of effective prison and a fine. The Alianza Contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga reported that the investigation process took four years and involved the participation and joint work of [...]