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Mexican pay-TV cos say must-carry rules improve margins

Wednesday 16 October 2013 | 09:53 CET | News
Mexican pay-TV groups Megacable and Grupo Hevi have said that the implementation of 'must-carry' and 'must-offer' obligations have enabled them to stop transferring financial resources to Televisa and TV Azteca in exchange for the transmission of broadcasting signals, which is reflected in lower costs. 'Must offer' refers to the obligation of free-to-air broadcasters to allow their signals to be transmitted via restricted TV systems, while 'must-carry' is the obligation of the restricted TV system (pay-TV) to transmit free-to-air signals through their networks, reports El Financiero.

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Categories: Fixed / Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Megacable
Countries: Mexico
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