Chile postpones analogue TV switch off to 2024

Chile has postponed the switch to digital TV to 2024, the country’s government announced on Wednesday, May 15. The announcement comes as part of a revised plan for the implementation of digital television over the next four years. It is expected that this plan will see 80% of Chileans have a digital signal by 2022. […]

Liberty Latin America turns in improved performance

Liberty Latin America, the company split off from Liberty Global to develop its quad-play offering in the Latin American and Caribbean markets, posted an improved performance in the second quarter, adding 61,000 revenue-generating units thanks to strong broadband gains despite ongoing falls in revenue and operating income. The company’s Cable & Wireless unit in the […]

Acorn TV launches in Latin America on Roku

Acorn TV, the North American streamer hosting British and international TV, will now become available in twelve Latin American countries through Roku streaming devices. The Latin America launch includes Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Viewers will be able to subscribe to Acorn via their Roku […]

Telefónica sees convergence drive pay TV uptake

Telefónica saw its global pay TV base grow by 5% year-on-year to reach 8.6 million at the end of the first quarter, with 137,000 net additions in Q1 actually exceeding the Q4 2017 figure of 92,000. Growth in subscriptions was driven by IPTV, which grew by 18%. The quarter saw the launch of Telefónica’s Movistar […]

Liberty Latin America set for independent life from end of year

Liberty Global’s Latin American and Caribbean arm is to become an independent company – Liberty Latin America – with shares trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market from January 2. The ‘record date’ for the split-off has been set for December 26, with distribution of common shares to take place on December 29. Holders of […]

AT&T reportedly mulling sale of Latin American pay TV operations

AT&T is reportedly mulling a possible sale of its pay TV assets in Latin America to help pay down the debt incurred from its planned acquisition of Time Warner, leading to speculation that Liberty Global or Telefónica could emerge as potential buyers. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported at the end of last week that AT&T […]

Chile’s GTD taps Amino’s virtual set-top software

Chilean telecom operator GTD has deployed UK set-top and TV software specialist Amino’s Enable virtual set-top box software platform, enabling it to upgrade its set-tops and provide a unified user interface across its customer base, while extending the lifespan of its legacy devices. Amino said that GTD, having moved to an all IP network, wanted […]

Liberty Global to live-stream rare solar eclipse in 360°

Liberty Global is to live-stream a rare type of solar eclipse to people around the world via its Facebook page and YouTube channel in the 360° format. The Southern Ring of Fire solar eclipse will be streamed directly from the town of Coyhaique, in southern Chile thanks to a specially-installed fibre connection. The live stream […]

Liberty partners with Ericsson on LatAm DVR services

Liberty Global has agreed a new two-year deal with Ericsson that will see two of Liberty’s Latin America-based operators expand their DVR services. VTR in Chile and Liberty Cablevision in Puerto Rico – both part of Liberty Latin-America and Caribbean (LiLAC Group) – will both use Ericsson’s Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP) to widen […]

Liberty Global beats expectations, strong advanced TV growth

Liberty Global beat analysts’ expectations for its first fiscal quarter, posting solid revenue and subscriber growth, with strong operating performances in the UK and Germany. The cable company added 156,000 revenue-generating units in the quarter, double the number added for the same period last year, with improvements across broadband, video and telephony, and posted revenues […]