October 4, 2002 Exciting times atthe http://www.dot.state.az.us/news/school/adopt/adopt.htm constructionsite. The second to last batch of flat pre-cast panels for the secondfloor is being lifted into place. The panels were cast on a layer offine silt visible here under this panel in motion. [Photo: Nadia Begin& text: SA] One of the panels isguided into place. [Photo: Nadia Begin & text: SA] Once in place, eachpanel is secured with a set of braces until the planned poured-in-placewall next to it will keep the set of walls secured permanently. [Photo:Nadia Begin & text: SA]
Mexico overtook Brazil to become Latin America’s largest pay TV market in 2016, according to a report.Digital TV Research’s Latin American Pay TV Forecasts study shows Brazil has been losing subscribers since November 2014, while Mexico has benefited from uptake of prepaid satellite TV.However, Brazil will remain the top regional territory by revenues, bringing in a forecasted US$6.9 billion (€6.4 billion), more than double the US$3.2 billion Mexico brings in. This is primarily because Brazil’s subs rates are higher than Mexico, whose prepaid services are less lucrative.Mexico had a total of just over 21 million pay TV subs in 2016, compared with 18.8 million in Brazil and 8.8 million in the third largest territory, Argentina.Mexico’s number will rise to 22.24 million next year, before rising to 25.26 million in 2022.Brazil, in contrast, will fall to 18.66 million in 2017 before rising to 20.86 million. Argentina will see a similar trajectory, falling slightly next year before rising to slightly above its 2016 figure.Overall, there were 72.96 million pay TV subs in Latin America in 2016, a figure that will rise to 83.47 million in five years’ time. That rate of growth is slower than the 2010-2016 period, when 31 million pay TV subs were added across the region.The top pay players in Mexico currently are American Movil, which had 14.61 million subs at end-2016 (most of whom come under its Claro brand), while DirecTV, which operates throughout the region and owns Sky Brasil, had 20.49 million. They accounted for 48% of regional pay TV subs.
Middle East and North African on-demand service, Starz Play, has agreed a distribution deal with mobile operator Ooredoo Algeria.Starz Play will be available to Ooredoo Algeria customers for the first time this month, with the partnership going live to coincide with Ramadan.Starz Play offers Arabic content alongside Hollywood movies, current US TV series, documentaries and children’s entertainment. During Ramadan it has also added new premium series and movies to its library“By the end of Ramadan, Starz Play will be streaming more than 7,000 hours of blockbuster Hollywood movies, documentaries, children’s entertainment and ‘same-day-as-the-US’ series – plus 1,300 hours of Arabic content including Khaleeji, Egyptian and Levant series,” said the company in a statement.