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Argentina TV, Telco interests, merge to face external domination

After what seems to be an unduly long courtship, the incumbent Telco in the Northern part of Argentina, and the strongest cable operator CablevisiĆ³n, seem set to take their marriage vows. There are a whole bunch of regimes around the world which have never allowed Telcos to take what now seems their natural place in IPTV deployments or online video of any type. It was true in Korea for many years, where the telcos there focused purely on VoD, rather than live channels, under an obscure law, and also in Mexico, where the dominant Telmex has been kept for many years away from owning TV, despite owning it in other parts of Latin America. In Argentina the rules are supposed…

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