Tag Archives: Pay-TV

Brazilian free-to-air TV networks Record, RedeTV and SBT announced that on March 29, after the analogue switch-off blackout in Sao Paulo, they will abandon the lineups of pay TV operators Net, Claro HDTV, Sky, Vivo and Oi. In a statement, the broadcasters said that the operators “refuse to negotiate transmission rights with Record TV, SBT […]


Brazilian Serie A soccer teams Palmeiras, Santos, Atlético Paranaense, Coritiba and Bahia announced that they have signed a commitment to negotiate the TV rights for free-to-air TV (FTA) and Pay-per-view (PPV). In Pay TV, the teams already signed agreements with Esporte Interativo (Turner). According to the president of the Deliberative Council of Atlético Paranaense, Mario Celso […]


The Federal Telecommunications Institute of Mexico (IFT), on March 2, determined that Grupo Televisa is dominant in pay TV services. This way, one of the first effects is that the company will have to start paying retransmission fees to free-to-air networks. Mexican Telecommunications law establishes that companies declared with substantial power cannot carry FTA channels […]


Telefonica presented its results for the fourth quarter of 2016 in which it reported 4.63 million pay TV accesses in Latin America (including Brazil). Pay TV operations in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela (included in Hispanomérica unit), under the Movistar brand, reached 2.92 million accesses, up 3.8% compared to previous year. However, in Q416 Telefónica lost […]


José Rivera Font, VP & General Manager, Crackle, spoke exclusively to NexTV News Latam about the new strategy of the streaming platform in Latin America. In November 2016, Crackle changed its OTT offering from a free, ad-supported service to an authenticated service offered by Pay TV operators.   -Why did you decide to change the […]