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By the end of Q1 2015, Venezuela's public telco Cantv was delivering its direct-to-home (DTH) TV platform to over 675,000 families in the country, almost 100,000 less subs than expected.

CNN International has expanded its reach across the Middle East via Arabsat's BADR-6 satellite, providing 24-hour English language news coverage.

Continuing its strategy to broaden reach, SONLife Broadcasting Network (SBN) is now entering the marketplaces of Middle East, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia.

In a move showing clearly the contrasting corporate fortunes of the two parties over the last few years, ARRIS has revealed that it is to acquire Pace in a deal valued at $2.1 billion.

Motel 6, World Cinema and DISH Network have completed a multi-year agreement through which DISH and World Cinema will deliver HD satellite TV service and high speed Internet access to the motel chain's more than 500 owned-and-operated properties.

With a World Cup-like coverage, DIRECTV is to offer a wide range of programming to take Copa America to every Latin American screen with HD mobile content and a team of sports journalist.

Nigeria's Hausa satellite channel AREWA24 has entered a multi-year capacity agreement with Eutelsat.

DISH Network has added Netflix to its Joey clients for second, third and fourth-room viewing, and Vevo to the Hopper DVR platform.