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American Cable Association calls to reverse AT&T antitrust decision

The American Cable Association (ACA), an entity that represents small and medium-sized operators, urged the appeals court to reverse the district court’s decision to allow the AT&T-Time Warner merger. In June, District Judge Richard Leon allowed AT&T to complete the acquisition. However, the US Justice Department (DOJ) is appealing that decision. In an amicus brief [...]

Record launches new streaming service PlayPlus

Brazil’s Record TV today has launched PlayPlus, its new OTT platform, which includes live programming, exclusive shows and third-party content, such as the ESPN channels, FishTV and PlayKids app, among others. The service offers live streaming of the linear channel, for free, and different packages ranging from R$ 12.90 (USD 3.3) to R$ 32.80 (USD [...]

Turner to shut down sports channels in Brazil

Turner announced that it will shut down Esporte Interativo channels, as well as its production activities, during the next 40 days. The brand, however, will remain active on digital platforms and social networks. In a statement, the group explained that the sports programming, which includes rights to the UEFA Champions League and the A series [...]

AT&T acquires full ownership of Otter Media

AT&T announced that it has acquired The Chernin Groups controlling interest in Otter Media, the joint venture between the two companies. It will be a part of AT&Ts WarnerMedia unit, which was created after the close of the Time Warner acquisition. Otter Media is a leading subscription, advertising and content company. It comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries [...]

Telefónica reiterates opposition to Telecom-Cablevisión merger

Telefónica again appeared before Argentina’s Ministry of Commerce questioning the approval of the merger between Telecom and Cablevisión. According to iProfesional, if the company does not receive the authorities’ response, it will go to the Civil and Commercial Justice, and would be willing to go to the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). [...]

DirecTV launches prepaid HD service in Argentina

DirecTV announced the launch of a new prepaid HD kit in Argentina, with more than 40 additional channels in high definition. Users can make recharges starting from AR$ 190 (USD 7). The prepaid HD kit costs AR$ 449 (USD 16.4) and can be purchased at any of the authorized points of sale, in main supermarket [...]

DirecTV sees growth in digital users during FIFA World Cup

DirecTV released data of its recent coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which was available for more than 8 million subscribers in Latin America. The company said that more than 1.6 million unique users accessed the content of the event through its TV Everywhere platforms, up 70% compared with the 2014 World Cup [...]

Brazil has already delivered 10 million DTT kits

Seja Digital, the entity responsible for the DTT migration, has already delivered 10 million DTT kits to families benefiting from social plans of the Brazilian government. This is part of the digitalization process that is being carried out, gradually, in the country. The delivery of the 10 millionth equipment took place in the city of [...]