Category: Cable

Fecotel rechaza la intervención de Cotas en Bolivia

La Federación de Cooperativas de Telecomunicaciones de Bolivia (Fecotel) rechazó la intervención del Gobierno al servicio de TV por cable de la Cooperativa de Telecomunicaciones Santa Cruz (Cotas) en la ciudad de Montero. Rechazamos la manera arbitraria e intervencionista con la cual la Autoridad de Regulación y Fiscalización de Transportes y Telecomunicaciones (ATT) ejecutó la [...]

Food Network closes deal with Cablevisión and announces original production in Argentina

Scripps Networks Interactive announced the launch of Food Network on Cablevisións digital lineup in Argentina. It will be available from October 1, reaching more than 1.5 million households.  As a result of this expansion, the company also announced its first original production in the country.   The new Spanish production is called “Locos X el [...]

Satellite providers propose adopting DTH services to expand cable coverage in Mexico

  Several satellite service providers considered that small and medium-sized cable companies in Mexico could expand their coverage in rural areas if they gather to adopt DTH services.   We satellite providers offer the possibility of combining cable TV and satellite as a substitute”, said Peru Sagarna, Country Manager for Mexico at Hispasat, reported El Universal. [...]

Chile’s VTR removed TVI Group channels from its lineup

  Chilean pay-TV operator VTR has removed from its lineup the channels Zona Latina, Via X, Artv and ViaX 2 HD, owned by TVI group.  Instead, it offers now BBC Entertainment HD, Nat Geo Wild, Paramount Channel and Sundance Channel.   VTR reported that decided to remove the channels due to deteriorating quality of programming [...]

Telecentro from Argentina offers Netflix on its Sagemcom STBs

  Triple play operator Telecentro from Argentina (Pierri Group) is offering to new clients the hybrid HD set-top box DCIW303 provided by the French company Sagemcom. The new box offers access to Netflix and the operators TV Everywhere service Telecentro Play, among other apps.   The operators technical support service confirmed this information to NexTV [...]

Cablevision from Argentina is one step from quadruple play with the purchase of 4G spectrum for Nextel

  Telecommunications company Cablevision (Clarin Group) from Argentina is one step from acquiring the conditions to offer quadruple play since it announced that its mobile operator Nextel bought five small businesses with spectrum in the 900 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands to deploy 4G.   Nextel acquired companies Trixco, Skyonline Argentina, Netixen, Infotel and Callbi. [...]

Cablevision from Argentina announced at the NexTV Series South America 2016 that it launched the beta version of its new integrated TV service Flow

Pay-TV operator Cablevision from Argentina, local market leader, announced during the NexTV Series South America 2016 that it launched the beta version of its new integrated TV service, which will be called Flow, during the Executive Panel “Pay-TV Programmers and Operators: How to Attract the future consumer.” The COO of the company, Gonzalo Hita, announced [...]

The IFT of Mexico confirmed that Izzi Telecom and Megacable ended collusion

  Pay-TV operators Megacable and Izzi Telecom (the Grupo Televisa company formerly known as Cablevision) recently presented the corresponding mechanisms to terminate their collusive conduct and unfair competition, assured the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) to local newspaper Cronica.   “The institute board required the companies to submit their proposals for mechanisms to stop doing these [...]

Privatization of ETB of Colombia was controversially approved

  The legislative Council of Bogota, capital of Colombia, approved in a first session the sale of 80% stock share on state telecommunications company ETB, local press reported. To the first quarter of 2016, the company showed a drop of 31.6% in gross profit (in local currency) and losses of almost USD 20 million.   [...]