Category Archives: Pay TV

Nagra unveils top five pay TV trends for 2018

Nagra, a Kudelski Group company and provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has unveiled the top trends it expected to impact the pay TV industry in 2018. By understanding the trends that are emerging in the TV and entertainment ecosystem, pay-TV operators, broadcasters and content owners can make the intelligent business decisions that [...]

Nagra revela las tendencias en TV paga para 2018

El proveedor de seguridad Nagra (Kudelski Group) presentó las principales tendencias que impactarán en la industria de TV paga en 2018. “Al comprender las tendencias que están surgiendo en el ecosistema de la televisión y el entretenimiento, los operadores de TV paga, los organismos de radiodifusión y los propietarios de contenido pueden tomar decisiones empresariales [...]

StarTimes inches away from securing EPL broadcast rights

StarTimes, the Chinese Pay TV giants, getting close to bag the rights of the Ethopian Premier League (EPL). Negotiations with StarTimes are believed to be at an advanced stage and once clubs agree on formula for revenue sharing and a separate deal with the federation is finalized then ink will be put to paper. With [...]

Argentina’s Iplan to launch TV services in 2019

Argentinas telecommunications company Iplan is expanding its fiber optic network and plans to start offering TV services in 2019 through agreements with third parties. “For now we will only offer Internet connectivity, but we want to add an IPTV service,” Iplans CEO Damián Maldini told iProfesional. During 2018, the company will continue to focus on [...]

M-Net SA analogue broadcasting to be switched off in March

MultiChoice announced that it will switch off its analogue broadcast service for M-Net at the end of March, reports. MultiChoice said it will make an offer to customers depending on what services they currently have and assist them to migrate to digital reception. Relevant digital decoders and equipment will be provided for the installation. The [...]

Netflix and OSN partner up for distribution in MENA

Netflix the SVOD giant partnered with Dubai-based pay-TV OSN in Middle East and North Africa. This unusual deal marks the U.S. streaming giants first partnership in the MENA region. The agreement between the two companies will see OSN subscribers accessing Netflix content across the Middle East and North Africa. A new OSN set-top-box service will be launched before the third quarter through [...]

GOtv switched on in Zambia

MultiChoices GOtv unit in Zambia has restored free-to-air channels on its platform, after Zambias state broadcaster illegally cut the signals of these TV stations 15 months ago. In December, GOtv dropped charges against the Zambia National Broadcasting Corp (ZNBC), Chinas TopStar Communications and the Zambian government. T his was after free-to-air channels, which GOtv had [...]

Multichoice SA Announces Price Increase

Multichoice SA has announced its annual price adjustment effective as of April 1, 2018. The majority of the packages are seeing a price increase with the only exception being the DStv Access and Easyview packages. However, for DSTV Zimbabwe, the price is set to remain unchanged. The spokesperson for DSTV Zim said: While we can confirm that Multichoice South Africa [...]

Liberty Latin America to acquire 80% of Cabletica

Liberty Latin America announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 80% of Costa Rican cable operator, Cabletica. In the transaction, Cabletica is being valued at an enterprise value of CRC 143 billion (approximately USD 250 million). The current owners of Cabletica – Televisora de Costa Rica – will retain the remaining [...]