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Mexico’s pay TV grows 15% and now leads in Latin America

The Federal Telecommunications Institute of Mexico (IFT) reported that the pay TV market in the country reached 19.5 million subscribers in Q216, up 15% compared to Q215, maintaining its upward trend. This way, Mexico became the largest market in Latin America in number of subscribers while Brazil is still falling.   According to IFT data, [...]

Third national free-to-air network to broadcast on channel 3 in Mexico

The third national free-to-air network, which was granted to Grupo Imagen, will use the channel 3 to broadcast in Mexico, said Maria Lizárraga, head of the Media Unit and Contents of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT).   Lizárraga informed that from October 27 the population will have to reprogram the TV sets in order that national [...]

IFT fines Megacable USD 1.3 million for failing to comply with retrans rules

  The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico has fined cable TV operator Megacable USD 1.3 million for failing to comply with the retransmission of the channel 11.2, called Once Niños, owned by the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN).   According to the regulator, Megacable failed to comply with Article 12, which states that pay TV [...]

Mexico authorizes Televisa to offer multiprogramming despite preponderance

  The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico authorized the telecommunications company Televisa to broadcast multiprogramming through subsidiaries Televimex, Television de Puebla, Radiotelevisora de Mexico Norte and Canales de Television Popular.   This possibility is derived from the migration to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), completed in this country in December 2015. The IFT declared Televisa [...]

The IFT of Mexico to make 10% discount to potential creator of fourth Free-to-Air TV network

The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico announced through a statement that it will hold a 10% discount to the potential creator of a fourth Free-to-Air TV channel in the acquisition of the 123 frequencies required to provide national coverage, according to consultancy Teleconomia. The offer is valid for competitors who do not have signals [...]

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 [...]

IFT of Mexico removes TV frequencies in 2.5 GHz band from Megacable

  The commission of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico unanimously approved the refusal to grant the extension of the licensing of frequencies used for TV via microwave in the 2.5 GHz band of the telecommunications company Megacable.   The resolution, which ratifies a process started in 2006, seeks to recover the frequencies to [...]

Pay-TV in Mexico totaled 750,000 new subscribers and grew 13% in 4Q 2015

  According to the 2015 Fourth Quarterly Statistical Report by the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico, 18.2 million Pay-TV subscribers were recorded in that country, representing an increase of 13% compared to 4Q 2014. It reached a household penetration of 56% and from September to December totaled 750,000 new subscribers.   Wireless television (DTH, [...]

Mexico’s IFT sees no need to regulate OTTs

  The Commissioner of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico Maria Elena Estavillo told the local press that the fact of “the emergence of a new service is not in itself a need for regulation”, referring to the apparition and growth of OTT and Video on Demand (VOD) platforms on the internet.   “There [...]

TV Azteca from Mexico to be the first private television company in Latin America to access multiprogramming

  The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico finally authorized the television company TV Azteca (Salinas Group) to transmit multiprogramming of six channels through the same 6Mhz frequency. This possibility is derived from the migration to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), completed by this country in 2015.   TV Azteca will be the first private corporation [...]