Category Archives: Pay TV

BeIN launches new content lineup for Eid Al Fitr in MENA

BeIN will introduce a new programme schedule for its audience across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) including popular dramas, movies, childrens programming, cookery shows, and more for the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the start of Eid Al Fitr. Dedicated contents for all ages and interests will be available on [...]

DStv offers free online learning Udemy courses in SA

MultiChoice South Africa will offer free access to 600 Udemy online courses until 31 July. US-based Udemy is supported financially by MultiChoices former parent company, Naspers. The free courses are accessible through the DStv app. Furthermore, all active DStv Premium subscribers will receive a US$5 voucher via e-mail to use on any of Udemys paid-for [...]

SES delivers Morbido TV across Latin America through SES-6 satellite

SES has recently announced a new partnership for the distribution of Morbido TV, a regional channel owned by IB Broadcasting Company, which broadcasts horror films and series twenty-four-hours a day, across Latin America through the SES-6 satellite. The pay TV channel is already available in Argentina, Mexico and Bolivia and, according to what SES has [...]

AT&T closes DirecTV operations in Venezuela

This Tuesday, AT&T  announced that it has closed its DirecTV Latin America operations in Venezuela, effective immediately. In an official statement, the company reported that the US governments sanctions on Venezuela have prohibited the broadcast of Globovision and PDVSAs TV channels, both of which are required under DirecTVs license to provide pay TV service in [...]

Costa Rica resumes its football league on Tigo Sports and FUTV

After the return of the Bundesliga, which was broadcast in Latin America through ESPN and Fox Sports, Costa Rica announced the return of its local football league, and became the first country in the region to resume sports activities. The tournament, which had been suspended on March 17th due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be [...]

Telecom Argentina records more than one million Flow Boxes distributed and loses pay TV subscribers

In its  Q1 2020 results report presentation, Telecom Argentina reported to have more than one million Flow Boxes distributed. The exact figure amounts to 1,015 thousand, and shows 49 thousand STBs more than the 966 thousand reported at the end of 2019. Likewise, compared to Q1 2019, the company recorded 413 thousand Flow Boxes more [...]

Costa Rica resumes its football league on Tigo Sports and FUTV

After the return of the Bundesliga, which was broadcast in Latin America through ESPN and Fox Sports, Costa Rica announced the return of its local football league, and became the first country in the region to resume sports activities. The tournament, which had been suspended on March 17th due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be [...]

Pay TV falls 3.8% in Uruguay and ends 2019 with 677 thousand subscribers

According to the last report published by the Uruguayan Communications Services Regulatory Unit (URSEC), the country ended 2019 with 677,290 pay TV subscribers, a 26,912 subscribers loss in relation to December 2018, which means a 3.8% less subscribers. At the same time, the country recorded 10,867 fewer clients compared to June 2019. The pay TV [...]

StarTimes welcomes a new partner to boost online learning in Kenya

StarTimes along with The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) have joint forces to boost online learning in Kenya due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In a statement, Andy Wang, StarTimes Kenya CEO announced its collaboration with KICD through an approved curriculum by ensuring students currently at home can continue learning via StarTimes platforms.   “We [...]

ESPN and Fox Sports to broadcast the return of the Bundesliga in Latin America

ESPN and Fox Sports will broadcast in Latin America the return of the Bundesliga, the professional football competition in Germany, which will be restarted this Saturday, May 16th, even during the Coronavirus pandemic. Televising of sporting events  was reactivated on May 9th with the UFC (Ultimate Fight Championship) mixed martial arts league. Nine fixture dates [...]