Category: Pay TV

Mexico’s Supreme Court to rule on Televisa’s dominance in pay TV market

Mexico’s Supreme Court will analyze the appeals filed by Televisa against the decision that determined the application of a series of measures to reduce the company’s substantial power in pay TV. In November, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court received two appeals of Televisa that question the decision of the judge who ordered the [...]

Disney resumes talks to buy Fox’s assets

Walt Disney Company has restarted discussions to purchase most of 21st Century Fox, the Wall street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. As previously reported, negotiations include Foxs film and television studios, U.S pay TV networks and international assets like Sky and Star India. However, the deal would not include Fox news, Foxs [...]

America Movil acquires 2018-2024 Olympics TV rights in Latin America

Mexican company America Movil, through its subsidiary AMX Contenido, has acquired the broadcast rights in 17 territories across Latin America for the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024. The telecommunications firm has acquired the exclusive digital broadcast rights in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, [...]

AT&T, Time Warner extend deadline for merger until April

AT&T and Time Warner have extended until April 22 the deadline for their merger, following the Justice Department’s decision to file a lawsuit to block it. This is the second time AT&T has extended the deadline, which was originally set for Oct. 22. The company announced the decision in a document filed with the Securities [...]

AT&T ready to defend in court its deal with Time Warner

AT&T wants to go to court as soon as possible to defend its deal with Time Warner, following the Justice Department’s suit to block the merger with the media company. AT&T attorney Dan Petrocelli said in an interview with CNBC that “there is no credible evidence” that AT&T’s USD 85.4 billion deal poses any threat [...]

Nagra study identifies Television Tribes

Content protection provider Nagra released Television Tribes, a study that reveals the new reality of pay TV consumer viewing types and outlines how operators can unlock new revenue opportunities by catering to their complex needs with relevant content, experiences and technology. The study – carried out in partnership with Ampere Analysis – surveyed consumers across [...]

Univision and Verizon reach new deal

Univision Communications and Verizon have agreed to new terms, restoring Univision networks and stations across the Verizon footprint. Through this deal, Verizon has demonstrated that it is committed to providing Hispanic America with the critical news, information and content that they rely on. We look forward to furthering our partnership with Verizon across their platforms [...]

U.S Justice Department sues to block AT&T-Time Warner deal

The U.S Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner. In a statement, the entity said that the combination of these companies would harm consumers and competition. AT&T/DirecTVs combination with Time Warner is unlawful, and absent an adequate remedy that would fully prevent the harms this merger would cause, the [...]

Comcast and Verizon interested in Fox’s assets

Comcast and Verizon have both expressed interested in acquiring 21st Century Foxs assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters. Earlier this month, Disney has also reportedly been in talks with the media company. The companies have expressed interest in Foxs movie and TV production studios, cable networks FX and National Geographic, and international [...]