VTR removes NBC Universal channels to launch seven premium HBO channels on its grid

Chilean pay TV operator VTR announced that it has removed Syfy, Universal Channel and Studio Universal (NBCUniversal) on June 29th, in order to enable HBO’s premium channel package, which the company had announced in April.

‘The removal of the Syfy, Universal and Studio Universal channels, as reported in January, is because of the launch of the 7 premium HBO channels and all their content in VOD. This change was planned for April, but, exceptionally, we left them until June 29th’, they reported from VTR on their social networks when asked by their clients about the reason for the changes made in the operator’s content grid.

In addition, from VTR they reported that the change was announced to their clients through an email, where they also reported other improvements that the company made during the pandemic period to enhance its clients TV experience. In addition to enabling HBO’s premium channels, the ‘Chernobyl’; ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ series were released be watched on VOD, together with 2019 premieres, such as ‘Once upon a time in Hollywood  and ‘IT: Capitulo 2’. The Chilean operator also released Fox Premium programming for free; added fitness content, children’s and cultural contents to its VOD offer and added national series to its programming. Access to these contents can be done through the ‘VOD’ button, available on the operator’s remote control.

Another of the changes made by VTR in March was the addition of ‘VTR TV’, a new channel focused on scientific and educational content, where the ‘En Persona’ program will soon be added, which will have interviews on various topics of interest.