Category Archives: Pay TV

Oi ends 2020 with more than 9 million FTTH HPs and plans to expand its FTTH offer to São Paulo

According to the information reported in its Q4 2020 results presentation, Brazilian telecommunications company Oi (Grupo Oi) ended 2020 with almost 9.1 million FTTH HPs. The figure represents 4.5 million more than that reported by the company as of December 31st, 2019 (4.603 million); and 1,177 million FTTH HPs more than the 7.9 million reported [...]

HBO Max to be available for DirecTV, Sky Brazil and Oi subscribers from its launch date in Latin America

WarnerMedia (AT&T) has officially announced this Monday, March 29th, that HBO Max, the new SVOD OTT that the company will launch in Latin America at the end of June, will be available from its launch date forDirecTV Latin America (AT&T), Sky Brazil (AT&T) and Oi (Oi Group) subscribers. As reported from the company, other partners [...]

ETB’s FTTH client base features almost 500 thousand clients and triples the number of new subscribers reported in 2019

As part of its Q4 2020 results presentation, the Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB) reported that its fixed customer base added 24 thousand new users during 2020, totaling 901 thousand customers as of December 31st last year. The Colombian telecommunications company also highlighted the growth shown by its FTTH customer base, which added 127 [...]

Sky Play makes new profile available for children’s audiences

Brazilian pay TV operator Sky (AT&T) has made a new feature available on its OTT (Sky Play), through which up to 12-years-old subscribers who access the platform will be able to enter a special profile called Perfil Kids , which brings together titles specially produced for children’s audiences. The new resource is now available for [...]

Babeleye delivers EPG solution to SES for the new HD+ Service in Ghana

Babeleye, the global specialist in content metadata for video platforms, announced today that it has integrated its Electronic Program Guide (EPG) solution into the HD+ Service, the recently launched premium broadcast TV service marketed by SES HD PLUS Ghana, a subsidiary of SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions. Babeleye and SES HD PLUS [...]

Pay TV subscribers base continues to decline and stands below 15 million subscribers since November in Brazil

According to the latest information reported by the Brazilian Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Anatel), telecommunications regulator in the country, the pay TV market ended January with 14,644 million subscribers, 184 thousand customers less than the 14,828 million reported in December 2020. Likewise, the entity reported that, during the last year, the area reported a 4.97% [...]

Rubens Menin now owns 100% of CNN Brazil

Douglas Tavolaro, CEO at CNN Brazil, announced his decision to leave his position and sell his equity stake to illionaire Rubens Menin, founder, main shareholder and president of MRV Engenharia, which is the biggest Brazilian homebuilder and real estate company. Up to now, CNN Brazil has not reported the name of the executive who will [...]

Azuri Technologies brings DStv on PayGo Solar TV in Kenya

Azuri Technologies, a provider of affordable pay-as-you-go solar home systems to off-grid consumers across Africa and MultiChoice Kenya have partnered to offer DStv content to off-grid households in Kenya. The collaboration bundles Azuris recently-announced TV400 product, the 32 solar powered TV and household energy solution, with the DStv HD decoder to provide customers access to [...]

Fugitives becomes exclusive distributor for M-Net and Showmax’s growing originals’ slates

M-Net and Showmax have a varied slate of Originals in development and production. These comprise high-end drama, created by a range of award-winning local producers and increasingly co-produced with international broadcasters. The business is expected to deliver a further nine Originals in its 2021-22 fiscal year, with even more planned in 2022-23. In addition to [...]

Zapping TV adds 4K channels and new features on its app

Chilean OTT pay TV Zapping TV has announced this last Tuesday, March 22nd, that it has made a series of updates on its app, which include new features available, such as the possibility of restarting a program that has already started; making catch up on a TV channels programming on up to 24 hours; and [...]