Brazil’s Oi threatens action as Sky pulls out of DTH acquisition deal

Brazilian pay TV operator Sky Brasil has unilaterally pulled out of a deal to acquire the DTH satellite TV base of Oi, leading to consternation among the telecom operator’s management. Sky has said that it terminated the agreement after failing to reach an agreed renegotiated settlement on terms. In a CVM/SEC regulatory filing, however, Oi […]

Brazil’s AVS taps Eutelsat for C-band for video

Brazilian service provider and integrator AVS has signed multiple contracts with satellite operator Eutelsat for capacity on its Eutelsat 65 West A satellite. The partnership has enabled AVS to deploy public channels TV Alepr, TV Alesc, TV Alepe and TV Alba on the satellite, avoiding interference generated by the activation of 5G, underway in the […]

SBT taps Amagi and AD Digital to launch FAST channel TV Zyn

Brazilian pay TV provider Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) has tapped Amagi and AD Digital to launch its first FAST channel TV Zyn. The teen-skewed channel launched on Samsung TV Plus in June, and will roll out to other FAST platforms in the coming months. Amagi provided the technology backbone for the group’s pay-TV distribution […]

Satellite decline sees Telefónica TV numbers drop

Telefónica had 10.34 million pay TV customers at the end of June, down 4.4% year-on-year. In its domestic Spanish market the telco saw TV numbers decline by 60,000 in Q2, which it said was pushed lower by a 90,000 drop in single-play satellite TV customers. Telefónica España had 3.417 million pay TV customers at the […]

Brazilian multi-play operators Vero and Americanet to merge

Brazilian independent multi-play operators Vero and Americanet have agreed to merge, creating a single larger scale player with about 1.4 million customers and 1.9 million revenue-generating units. The combination of the pair will create the country’s largest ISP by RGUs and the fourth largest fibre broadband player. Vero shareholders, including Vinci Partners, will hold 56% […]

Insys and Power Diamond team up to target Latin American market

Polish OTT TV technology outfit Insys Video Technologies has teamed up Brazilian engineering and technology solutions provider Power Diamond (PWD) to provide customers in Latin America with white-label OTT solutions and tools for online video streaming. Insys been delivering white-label OTT solutions since 2006. The company specialises in developing streaming solutions and tools for video […]

Brazil’s Neo teams up with Vubiquity to offer SVOD to operators

Brazilian aggregator for small and medium-sized operator Neo has teamed up with technology provider and content aggregator Vubiquity to launch a new SVOD offering for its members. The new service, Neo+, will include movies from Hollywood studios. Neo’s member organisations can add the service to their existing Neo offerings. Neo said the new service would […]

Telefónica sees big drop in TV numbers

Telecom giant Telefónica has posted its Q1 figures, including grim news on its pay TV numbers, with a sharp decline in its Brazilian base following the closure of its satellite offering and a further decline in its domestic Spanish base. Telefónica España’s pay TV base declined by 4.7% year-on-year to the end of the first […]

Globo taps NetRange for Globoplay upgrade

Brazilian media group Globo has tapped Access-owned white-label smart TV and OTT specialist NetRange for the upgrade of its Globoplay App to expand its content reach throughout Brazil on Smart TV and all connected devices. Globoplay, the largest Brazilian streaming platform, includes content from TV Globo, the largest Brazilian and Latin American TV network and […]

Oi taps Velocix to expand Oi Play streamer

Oi, Brazil’s third largest broadband operator, has selected technology outfit Velocix’s CDN software to upgrade its streaming platform architecture and expand its Oi Play OTT service. Oi Play is an application that has become a central focus of the operator’s video growth strategy. The multi-screen offering features 70 live channels, restart TV and VOD content […]

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