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I once read that Telecable (limited to hotels and the like) pirated channels off American platforms, IDK if they did that with Latin American ones like the closest operators available to them, SKY Mexico (+Central America and the Dominican Republic), Dish Mexico and Claro Central America.

Cubavisión (not the international one, the local one with a blue and green logo) made international headlines for being the first channel in the entire world to air James Cameron's Avatar in 2010.

Oh and the internet is limited, recently they're making progress, yet speeds are slow. One of my old Spanish teachers went to Cuba in 2017 and was satisfied, probably because of the telecommunications issues. Only recently they're converting channels to 16:9 (Canal Caribe being a recent example) but I don't know if they're switching to HD yet.

Besides they're the only American country to use the Chinese digital terrestrial television standard, because of their regime.
In Venezuela, minor regional cable platforms pirate international channels from Arab satellites without any authority. They also get channels from Brazilian airwaves without any authority from the local stations and their respective affiliate networks.


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They do that a lot in Hispanic South America. There are loads of community cable systems in Colombia with tons of FTA channels. They can carry regular cable channels but they're limited to nine IIRC.
Many minor cable operators in Venezuela used Canal RCN instead of its international version (Nuestra Tele Internacional (at that time, TV Colombia)) sadly Venezuela removed this channel alongside Caracol Internacional in 2017 due to strange relations with Colombia etc. They also get Globo affiliates from portions of Brazil instead of Globo Internacional. This may cause piracy costs for Globo and for its massive growing program catalogue.


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Many minor cable operators in Venezuela used Canal RCN instead of its international version (Nuestra Tele Internacional (at that time, TV Colombia)) sadly Venezuela removed this channel alongside Caracol Internacional in 2017 due to strange relations with Colombia etc. They also get Globo affiliates from portions of Brazil instead of Globo Internacional. This may cause piracy costs for Globo and for its massive growing program catalogue.


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Intercable carries CCTV-4 but I don’t know if the authorities at CONATEL removed it because of Venezuela-China relations?


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Many minor cable operators in Venezuela used Canal RCN instead of its international version (Nuestra Tele Internacional (at that time, TV Colombia)) sadly Venezuela removed this channel alongside Caracol Internacional in 2017 due to strange relations with Colombia etc. They also get Globo affiliates from portions of Brazil instead of Globo Internacional. This may cause piracy costs for Globo and for its massive growing program catalogue.


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Not that, it's the national (satellite) feed. However fewer and fewer people are getting it because of changes to Brazil with 5G, surprisingly enough some people are still on analog!
Intercable carries CCTV-4 but I don’t know if the authorities at CONATEL removed it because of Venezuela-China relations?


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Maybe it's due to bandwidth limitations. CGTN in Spanish is an alternative, aside from being part of the Chinese government of course.
 
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Not that, it's the national (satellite) feed. However fewer and fewer people are getting it because of changes to Brazil with 5G, surprisingly enough some people are still on analog!

Maybe it's due to bandwidth limitations. CGTN in Spanish is an alternative, aside from being part of the Chinese government of course.
So that’s why the reason CCTV-4 got removed from major cable operators in Venezuela because of frequency and bandwidth limitations?

There’s still cities in Brazil that are stuck on analog. Globo (& some of its affiliates) receives their parabolic feed through its satellites really well. As of 2019, Globo discontinued local programs on their satellite feed.


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And RT's Spanish feed too.

Portugal only has five channels from China: CCTV-4, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, Phoenix CNE and Phoenix Infonews. There are also two local channels airing Chinese content (IU and CTC), however the content of these two is just looped playlists, they haven't even updated their content.
 
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And RT's Spanish feed too.

Portugal only has five channels from China: CCTV-4, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, Phoenix CNE and Phoenix Infonews. There are also two local channels airing Chinese content (IU and CTC), however the content of these two is just looped playlists, they haven't even updated their content.
In China, there are regional channels that transmit via satellite...too bad the entire Chinese TV market is dominated by CCTV and streaming video websites.


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BBC First and Discovery Family has been removed from OSN, and has became Spare 1002 and Spare 4501, on the same transponders via Nilesat (11804 H/12073 H). Also, on the same frequency of Animal Planet’s Infocard (12073 H), the channel has been replaced by OSN Mix, and the Ch. ID has became Spare 4505.
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EDIT: OSN Mix/MX has been removed, and became testcard on Spare 4505.
 
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