Tag Archives: América Móvil

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, [...]

Pay TV market in Latin America reached 74.3 million subs in Q2 2017

Following Dataxis research, the pay TV market in Latin America reached 74.3 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, ended almost unchanged from the previous quarter. Although the market remained stable, America Movil and AT&T (DirecTV), the two main groups lost subscribers. America Movil lost 1.3% of its pay TV subscriber base in the [...]

Mexico’s IFT closes case against América Móvil

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) ruled that América Móvil and its subsidiary Telmex did not engage in monopolistic practices by offering Claro Video streaming service free of charge to its customers, Mexican daily El Universal reported. This way, IFT ordered closing the file. In January 2014, Totaplay (Salinas Group), filed a complaint against América Móvil [...]

América Móvil and Telemundo present bids for Mexico national soccer team media rights

NBCUniversal/Telemundo and América Móvil announced that they have jointly submitted to the Mexican Soccer Federation bids for the Mexico National Team media rights, one for the United States, and the other for the rest of the world, for two World Cup cycles. The bids include rights to all mens and womens Mexico National Team divisions. [...]

America Movil calls for greater competition in pay TV

During the opening of the event México Siglo XXI, Carlos Slim Domit, Chairman of the Board of Directors of America Movil, echoed the OECD recommendation and said that the competition remains a pending issue in the video market. Slim Domit said that the exponential growth of speed, capacity, coverage and technological changes require regulatory frameworks [...]

Claro takes another step towards entering Argentina’s pay TV market

Argentinas National Entity for Communications (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, Enacom) authorized the modification of AMX Argentina statute. This way, the company moves forward with its plan to enter the pay TV market next year. Enacom said in a resolution, published in the official gazette, that it decided to register the modification of the corporate purpose [...]

Telefonica and Claro pay USD 1.6 billion fine in Colombia

Telefónica and Claro paid the CO$ 4.7 billion (USD 1.6 billion) fine that was ordered by an Arbitration Court for failing to meet contractual conditions for cellular services. Colombia’s Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Mauricio Cárdenas, said the money will be used to reduce the country’s external financing needs for next year. Claro (América [...]

Five large groups make up for two thirds of Latin American pay TV

According to Dataxis’ latest quarterly research (Q1 2017), the top five groups of pay TV operators (America Movil, AT&T, Televisa Group, Telefonica Group and Clarín Group) account for almost two-thirds of the market. The top three capitalizes on more than half of the market. The leader, America Movil, gathers one fifth of the subscribers of [...]

SKY Mexico to offer triple play

Mexican DTH operator SKY (Televisa) will start offering telephony and Internet services in September in Mexico City and Toluca, SKYs General Manager, Alexandre Penna, said in a conference with analysts. Penna said they are working on this project, despite the obstacles they faced to access the infrastructure of Telmex (America Movil), El Universal reported. “We [...]