A key to recovering subs is curbing piracy, says Walter Burazco, head of ATVC
. He said there are 900,000 illegal connections, or 20%-25% of the sub base.
The topper adds that the ATVC
programming awards, initially for operators only and this year extended to local satellite webs, could eventually include original shows on U.S.-backed nets.
now forecasts 6.4 million subs by end 1997,5.8 million by end 1998 and 6.6 million for the year 2000.
The Jornadas, the most important trade show for the cable TV industry in the South Cone of Latin America, is organized by two Argentinean associations: ATVC
and Camara de Productores y Programadores de Senales Audiovisuales (CAPPSA).
to r.: Claudia Gonzalez, ATVC
; Patricia Linares, technical director, Jornadas Internacionales; Graciela Lazzarin, CAPPSA; Eduardo Suarez, general manager, CAPPSA; Laura Antoniazzo, formerly with ATVC
; Maria Valeria Seibane, Jornadas' booth coordinator; Jimena Perez, ATVC
Security and streaming were some of the topics discussed, while ATVC
's official publication emphasized piracy as a major issue.
This year, the Engineers Committee of ATVC
will present technical academic conferences.
Walter Burzaco, president of ATVC
, predicted that a law upheld late last year that rules against monopolies and forced the break-up of Grupo Clarin would be a hot topic.
Pictured at the right during the announcement are (from right): Walter Burzaco, president of the Association of Cable Television Argentina (ATVC
), which organizes the event, with Eduardo Suarez, general manager of Argentina Chamber of Producers and Programmers Audiovisual Signals (CAPPSA).
The event was organized by the Asociacion Argentina de TV por Cable (ATVC
) and Camara dc Productores y Programadores de Senales Audiovisuales (CAPPSA).
This is an area that usually awakens during the annual Jornadas (or days) of Cable, the region's main TV trade event, which is organized by ATVC
, Argentina's cable TV association.