Category Archives: Pay TV

Subtel notifies VTR for services interruptions in Santiago de Chile

After last Friday, May 8th, an almost 10-hour failure  that affected landline, mobile internet and pay TV VTR customers was reported in comunes like Peñalolén, Lampa and Colina (Santiago de Chile), the Chilean Telecommunications Subsecretary decided to notify the company.  In the document, the regulator asked VTR for more information regarding the reasons why the [...]

Canal+ and WarnerMedia introduce two channels in Rwanda

Canal+ along with WarnerMedia have announced the launch of Cartoon Network and TNT in Rwanda which will air as from May 19.The two channels will be made available to local subscribers to Canal+s existing Les Bouquets Canal+ pay TV offerings. Guillaume Coffin, VP Head of Commercial and Business Development Turner France, Africa & Israel commented [...]

Globo launches new eSports competition with Brazilian clubs football players

After the Brazilian Football Professional League (Brasileirão) was cancelled due to the advance of the Coronavirus pandemic, Globo announced that, starting this Thursday, May 14th, it will launch FC: Futebol em casa, a new esports competition that will be played through the e-Football PES video game and will be available on www.globoesporte.com,  as well as [...]

Megacable launches packages with Netflix subscription

Mexican pay TV operator Megacable announced that, starting this month, it is adding the Netflix subscription to its packages. As the Mexican company officially reported, subscribers will have the option of integrating their Netflix payment to a single invoice, or subscribing the OTT through one of the new packages with Netflix included. Subscribers will also [...]

StarTimes announced partnership with SPI International

SPI/FilmBox signed a new agreement with StarTimes for the expanded distribution of Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) and Gametoon in Africa. The agreement builds on an existing distribution deal covering Filmbox Africa and Fashionbox on StarTimes. Gametoon and TDC are being broadcast in English and Turkish, respectively. TDC will also air with English subtitles. TDC, which [...]

OSN announced brand-new TV series and films for all its viewers

OSN has launched a list of exciting family TV shows that everyone can binge on during this month to keep parents and kids busy.  Everyone’s favourite cartoon character, SpongeBob and his fish friends will appear in 141 episodes over 12 seasons. Followed by the Legends of the Hidden Temple and The Boy Who Cried Werewolf [...]

Bundesliga returns on StarTimes

The German football league, the DFL, has recently announced that the Bundesliga will return on Saturday, May 16, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. As Bundesligas strategic partner, digital TV operator StarTimes will broadcast all matches live and exclusive in Africa. StarTimes Sport Director Shi Maochu said It has been a tough period for football [...]

Brazil loses 89 thousand pay TV subscribers in March

According to the latest Anatel report, Brazilian pay TV had a further drop and lost 89 thousand clients in March, to record a total of 15.38 million in the country. The figures are similar to those presented by the regulator in February, when, even without the  Coronavirus pandemic effects, Brazil lost 90,700 subscribers, and ended [...]

Telefonica increases IPTV accesses and records 739 thousand FTTH HPs in Brazil

In its Q1 2020 quarterly results report presentation, Telefonica recorded 753 thousand pay TV accesses via IPTV in Brazil, where it operates under the Vivo brand. The figure shows 38 thousand accesses more than the 715 thousand recorded at the end of 2019, and an increase of 136 thousand in relation to the 617 thousand [...]

Zapping TV expands its catalog with a new children-stories channel

Chilean pay TV OTT Zapping TV continues to expand its catalog. Apart from the three Discovery channels recently added, it has launched Cuenta Cuentos to its portfolio, a new original channel with more than 250 stories that last no more than five minutes each, where classics such as Pinocchio; The ugly Duckling; Little Red Riding [...]