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Telefónica seems to be taking pay-TV operations very seriously, as it closes Q1 2016 with 3.7 million subs in Spain and 12% growth in Latin America.
Just as Televisa shows interest in buying Megacable, the Guadalajara cable operator has reported a record 19% growth in pay-TV subscriptions in Q1 2016.

In the year following its acquisition of GVT, Telefónica has seen growth during Q1 2016 in its pay-TV business, driven by premium accesses in IPTV and interactive direct-to-home (DTH).

US telecommunications giant AT&T lost a total of 54,000 video subscribers in the first quarter of its current financial year.

US cable giant Comcast added 53,000 video subscribers in the first quarter of 2016, making it the best first quarter in nine years for the company.

Those likely to downgrade their pay-TV service in the next six months are more dependent than others on over-the-top (OTT) streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.

The top 25 pay-TV networks in Latin America are available for seven in ten subscribers across the region, reveals Dataxis TV Tracker.

From 1 May, channels from AMC Networks Latin America will no longer be available on Telefónica’s Movistar TV in Chile.