Category: DTH

America Movil acquires Telefonica Guatemala and El Salvador

America Movil announced that it has acquired 100% of Movistar Guatemala and has entered into an agreement to acquire 99.3% of Movistar El Salvador, including . The acquired companies provide mobile and fixed telecommunications, including voice, data and Pay TV, adding only 15,000 DTH subs both operators. Telefonica Guatemalas acquisition has been completed, while the [...]

Telefonica advances with Central American operations sale

Telefónica is holding negotiations to sell its businesses in Central America. The company’s subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Mexico are added to those of Guatemala and El Salvador, for which it had already begun conversations. According to the company’s official report, it is “in a negotiation process for its Central American assets sale, [...]

Argentinian holding Interam will launch its DTH NiceTV in March with Chinal and Paraguayan companies

Argentinian holding Interam confirmed the launching of its new DTH  ‘NiceTV’, using the enabling license given by National Communications Agency (Enacom). Martín Amarilla, new operator managing partner and Chinese and Paraguayan companies will also take part in the  developing. Those partners already work in manufacturing components like antennas, set-top boxes and cable terminations in Mercosur, [...]

Argentinian holding Interam will launch its DTH NiceTV in March with Chinal and Paraguayan companies

Argentinian holding Interam confirmed the launching of its new DTH  ‘NiceTV’, using the enabling license given by National Communications Agency (Enacom). Martín Amarilla, new operator managing partner and Chinese and Paraguayan companies will also take part in the  developing. Those partners already work in manufacturing components like antennas, set-top boxes and cable terminations in Mercosur, [...]

DirecTV to stop buying satellites, to focus on online video business

AT&T, owner of DTH operator DirecTV, announced that is finished buying satellites. Instead, it will focus on growing its online video business. The announcement was made by John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, in a meeting with analysts. Weve launched our last satellite, Donovan said. In turn, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that AT&T has [...]

DirecTV Latin America has a new president

Manuel Abelleyra was appointed president of DirecTV Latin America, a new organizational unit of Vrio Corp. as of October 2018. Previously, the executive was in charge of the operation in Argentina and the Southern Region. Abelleyra will be responsible for the operations and the management teams of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, in [...]

Bolivia’s AXS launches DTH service

Bolivian telecoms operator AXS has entered the pay TV market with the launch of its satellite TV service on November 5. According to the company, it will initially be offered in the cities of La Paz, El Alto, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz but it could be extended to the rest of the country. The official [...]

Court again stops Claro’s DTH service in Uruguay

The Administrative Litigation Court (TCA) of Uruguay closed the proceedings through which the telecommunications company Claro (América Móvil) claimed its right to offer satellite TV services in that country. The company had received the DTH license in 2008 and in the last 10 years, it has been facing judicial fights that deny it the possibility [...]

DirecTV loses 73,000 subscribers in Q3

AT&T announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2018. In the report, the group reported that Vrio, the unit that comprises DirecTV businesses in Latin America, registered net losses of 73,000 subscribers during the period (even with gains in Brazil), “due to the completion of the World Cup”. The company ended the quarter [...]