Category: Pay TV

Pay TV operators to retransmit the World Cup in Peru

Several independent pay TV companies in Peru were authorized to broadcast the games of the World Cup through the free-to-air channel Latina, after a precautionary measure issued by regulator Osiptel. The Permanent Collegiate Body of Osiptel established that Latina must enable the retransmission of its FTA signal, including the 32 World Cup matches for which [...]

AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner

AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner. The announcement was made just two days after a federal judge approved the USD 85.4 billion deal. Following the acquisition, AT&T rebranded Time Warner as WarnerMedia. In this way, the telecommunications company complements its video, mobile and broadband portfolio with the entertainment offer of Warner Bros., HBO [...]

Comcast offers USD 65 billion for Fox assets

Comcast announced an offer of USD 65 billion for the assets that Twenty-First Century Fox agreed to sell to Disney for USD 52.4 billion. Comcasts bid came a day after a federal judge approved the merger of AT&T and Time Warner. In a letter delivered on Wednesday to Foxs Board of Directors, Comcast said, In [...]

Pay TV asks for regulatory changes to combat piracy in Chile

Content providers, pay TV operators and technology suppliers that are part of the Alianza contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga (Alliance Against Pay TV Piracy) asked the Chilean government for progress in the approval of the bill that modifies the General Telecommunications Law in order to establish sanctions against illegal TV offer. The request came [...]

Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner deal

A U.S. court ruled that AT&T can continue with its acquisition of Time Warner. District Judge Richard Leon announced its decision on Tuesday in the framework of one of the largest antitrust cases in years. Leon ruled that the Justice Department could not prove that the deal harms pay TV competition. The Judge approved the [...]

Chile’s FNE extends investigation into Turner-CDF deal

The National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE in Spanish) has extended its investigation into the proposed purchase of Canal del Fútbol (CDF) by Turner. After a first stage, the agency concluded that it is necessary to evaluate in more depth the existence of “potential risks” related to the wholesale provision of TV channels and the offer [...]

Fox shareholders to vote on Disney deal in July

Twenty-First Century Fox (21CF) announced that it has scheduled a shareholder meeting on July 10 to vote on Disney merger agreement. 21CFs board of directors recommends that stockholders vote in favor of the proposal. 21CF said that is aware of the press release of Comcast of May 23, 2018, in which the U.S. operator states [...]

Claro Sports and Marca Claro to air college football and basketball games in Latin America

Claro Sports and Marca Claro announced that they will broadcast the American college football and basketball leagues in 17 countries in Latin America. There will be 150 games over the next three years, which will be available on pay TV and the Internet. The sports network will offer exclusively on pay TV the US football [...]

Comcast confirms it’s preparing bid for Fox assets

U.S. largest pay TV operator Comcast confirmed on Wednesday that is preparing a cash offer for the 21st Century Fox assets that Disney has proposed to acquire. The U.S. giant said that no final decision has been made and that the work to finance the all-cash offer and make the key regulatory filings is well [...]