Argentina to liberalise satellite pay-TV

Reports out of Buenos Aires say that Argentina is expected to permit telephone companies to offer satellite-delivered TV services by the end of this year.

Enacom, Argentina’s telecoms regulator, was the source of the news according to local Reuters reports.

There is a pending ruling on a proposed merger between Telecom Argentina and Cablevision, and this is expected by mid-December.

The merger, if approved, will permit quad-play services (landlines, pay-TV, cellular and broadband) to be offered. Currently telephone companies are barred from providing satellite TV services.

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