Category Archives: Pay TV

Israeli broadcaster Yes partners with Synamedia to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency breakthrough

Synamedia, the video software provider has announced that Yes, the pay-TV subsidiary of Israeli telco, Bezeq, is deploying Synamedias end-to-end video network portfolio to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency for its cloud-based, internet-only TV services. Yes believes it will be the first operator in the world to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency. Yes chose Synamedia as it is the [...]

StarTimes bags UEFA Nations League broadcast rights for Sub-Saharan Africa

Pay television operator StarTimes has secured the broadcast rights for the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League that will begin on 3rd September. StarTimes has seized transmission rights across all media platforms including its self-produced sports channels as well as on StarTimes ON streaming platform in all countries across sub-Saharan Africa, apart from South Africa. The Regional Marketing Director of [...]

Vivo records 13.1 million FTTH HPs and more than 800 thousand IPTV accesses

In its Q2 2020 results report presentation, Telefonica Brazil -where it operates under the Vivo brand, reported 805 thousand accesses to pay TV via IPTV and 13.1 million FTTH HPs in the period. The number of pay TV accesses via IPTV means a 63% of the company’s total TV client base. In addition, it means [...]

Tigo Sports could be available in more Costa Rican TV operators if it comes to terms with FUTV

As reported by several specialized websites, days ago Tigo Costa Rica (Millicom) reported that it would be willing to make its sports channel Tigo Sports, owner of the TV rights to broadcast five teams local matches in the Costa Rican Professional Football League, available to the rest of the Costa Rican pay TV operators, in [...]

SuperSport to broadcast LaLiga in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan African pay-television broadcaster, SuperSport has renewed its exclusive rights to the top two tiers of Spanish football, LaLiga. The South Africa-based pay-TV network’s deal includes all languages except Arabic and French. The agreement will see La Ligas dedicated 24/7 English-language channel, LaLigaTV, made available to subscribers on pay-TVs DStv, which covers the sub-Saharan region. The agreement [...]

MultiChoice partners with The Walt Disney Company Africa to offer two ESPN channels on DStv in Africa

MultiChoice collaborates with The Walt Disney Company Africa to offer more sports to subscribers across Africa. Two 24-hour ESPN channels will be accessible to DStv customers from 29 July. The channels will provide every major US sport and American leagues National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Baseball [...]

Globo warns Turner on Brasileirão’s TV broadcasting rights

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) published the schedule for the first 10 fixture dates of the Brasileirão, name under which the Brazilian Professional Football League is known, together with the days, times and channels that will broadcast each match of the competition. That same day, Globo sent a notification to Turner, where it reports that [...]

Turner bets on E-Sports on CDF again through Mortal Kombat tournament

During July, the Chilean pay TV channel Canal de Futbol (CDF, Turner), is broadcasting a new E-Sports competition, which it called Torneo LG Mortal Kombat 11. The tournament is being broadcast on different digital platforms, such as Estadio CDF, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch, and on TV through CDF HD, Premium and Basic, and is being [...]

Etisalat rolls out OTT service in UAE

Etisalat has introduced a brand-new OTT service called SwitchTV in the UAE. The app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play or the new Huawei App Gallery, is accessible to all UAE residents, regardless of their mobile carrier or home internet service. Etisalat subscribers accessing SwitchTV will benefit from data-free streaming [...]