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AT&T exploring IPO of DirecTV business in Latin America

AT&T announced that is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) of a minority interest in DirecTV Latin America business, in the first half of the year. The company said it has confidentially filed a registration statement with U.S. regulators. In Latin America, AT&T owns 100% of DirecTV Panamericana, which operates in countries such as Argentina, [...]

Sky increases prices in Mexico

DTH operator Sky Mexico (Televisa-AT&T) increased the price of its TV packages. The company mentioned the inflation in 2017, the devaluation of the Mexican peso against the dollar and the increase in costs to provide the service as the causes to make this adjustment. The increase of the prices became effective on January 2. The [...]

DirecTV Now reaches 1 million subscribers

A year after its launch, AT&T announced that DirecTV Now has officially surpassed 1 million subscribers in the United States. The company said the service will add new features in 2018, including DVR in the cloud and 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) quality video. “This milestone is an incredible testament to the thousands of hours [...]

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 [...]

Netflix partners with AT&T in Mexico

AT&T Mexico announced a partnership with Netflix to offer its mobile users the option to subscribe to the OTT platform via Conecta entertainment portfolio and pay for the service directly through their bill or prepaid credit. This way, the telecommunications company said it “increases and facilitates payment options to enjoy Netflix content, even for those [...]

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 [...]

DirecTV Now reaches 900,000 subscribers

During a Morgan Stanley investor conference in Barcelona, AT&T CFO John Stephens said that DirecTV Now streaming service has reached over 900,000 subscribers, less than a year after its launch. About half of these subscribers are cord cutters or cord nevers, with about 10% of those coming from AT&Ts DIRECTV and U-verse services. The other [...]

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 [...]

Motorola returns to the tablet market with AT&T

Motorola (Lenovo) returned to the tablet business with the new Moto Tab, an AT&T exclusive device with a price of USD 299. It is available starting November 17. The new tablet includes a TV Mode that allows users to watch recorded shows and live channels from DirecTV from the home screen. AT&T customers can visit [...]

U.S. Justice Department considering lawsuit to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner

The U.S. Department of Justice may block the merger between AT&T and Time Warner if the government and companies can´t agree on a settlement, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter. Currently, the agency and the companies are discussing the conditions they need to meet in order to win government approval. [...]