Category Archives: Pay TV

Eutopia TV, TV Libre and Canal U are added to pay TV operator grids in Uruguay

Uruguays Government announced the winners of the tender for the three TV channels that must be included in the countrys pay TV operators grids. The channels, chosen from a resolution of the Industry, Energy and Mining Ministry, were Eutopía TV, TV Libre and Canal U, while Cardinal TV, belonging to the Uruguayan Pay TV Chamber [...]

Telefonica grows in IPTV and increases its FTTH network deployment in Brazil

Telefonica released today its Q4 2019 quarterly results report for Brazil, where it is known under the Vivo brand. During the period, the company recorded 715 million pay TV accesses via IPTV, 23% more than the 579 million accesses recorded at the end of 2018. Likewise, Vivo Pay-TV ARPU is valued at R$ 108.5 (USD [...]

‘We estimate that, with the premium channel, Colombian football will receive at least 32.6% more revenue than it received in 2019’

Jaime Parada, General Manager at Win Sports, was interviewed by Nextv News Latin America and expressed himself about the launch of Win Sports+, the new premium option of the Colombian pay TV channel, officially launched last January 20th, and gave details about its marketing, growth aspirations, its launch in other pay TV operators and outside [...]

Guigo TV adds Esporte Interativo Plus contents to its catalog

Guigo TV and Turner ran an agreement by which, from this month, Turners digital products contents will be part of Guigo TV packages available for its subscribers, who will have Esporte Interativo Plus (EI Plus) contents available on the OTT platform. Some of them will be the Champions League, eight clubs from the Serie A [...]

Guigo TV adds Esporte Interativo Plus contents to its catalog

Guigo TV and Turner ran an agreement by which, from this month, Turners digital products contents will be part of Guigo TV packages available for its subscribers, who will have Esporte Interativo Plus (EI Plus) contents available on the OTT platform. Some of them will be the Champions League, eight clubs from the Serie A [...]

DirecTV acquires Copa de la Reina TV broadcasting rights for Latin America

DirecTV, through DirecTV Sports, announced it has acquired the TV broadcasting rights to air t the last stage of the Copa de la Reina 2019-2020 championship. The content will be available through DirecTV Sports, DirecTV Sports App, DirecTVSports.com and DirecTV GO. This is the second edition of the competition in which the 16 teams of [...]

Algar Telecom exits cable and DTH markets

The Brazilian telecommunications company Algar Telecom is expected to announce soon that it will discontinue its DTH and cable TV operations, according to what the specialized website Telaviva reported. The company has ran an agreement with Sky to take over the customers who want to migrate to a new TV service. Telaviva reports that, according [...]

Brazil loses almost 2 million pay TV subscribers at the end of 2019

According to official information reported by Anatel, Brazil’s pay-TV subscriber base recorded 15.78 customers in December 2019, the year in which it lost 1.78 million subscribers. With these results, Brazil ended the year with a number of subscribers similar to those in 2012. The most affected operator was Claro, with a drop of 834 thousand [...]

The Snail and the Whale now available on Showmax

The latest South African animation, The Snail and the Whale, is now streaming for the first time in Africa via Showmax. Animated in Cape Town by Triggerfish for Magic Light Pictures, The Snail and the Whale premiered on BBC One over the Christmas period to four-star reviews and more than 7.5 million viewers.  This is the story of a [...]