Tag Archives: DirecTV Latin America

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, [...]

BBC Worldwide takes drama series to DirecTV Latin America

BBC Wordwide, the comercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC, and DirecTV have announced a deal to offer, for the first time in the region, the most recent drama series from the British company. DirecTV will premiere the new series The Collection and the second season of Doctor Foster. Both productions, as [...]

DirecTV, Mediapro team up to develop soccer drama

DirecTV Latin America and Mediapro Group have reached a deal to co-develop the TV series El fútbol no es así (Soccer Is Not Like That), based on same-titled novel co-written by Javier Tebas, current president of the Spanish soccer league (LaLiga) and Pedro Torrens. El Fútbol No Es Así is set in Spanish ‘LaLiga’ and [...]

Fox, DirecTV agree new carriage deal

After several months of negotiations, Fox Networks Group (FNG) Latin America and DirecTV have reached a new carriage deal to keep channels on the operators platform in Latin America. In addition, Sky Brazil customers will be able to watch Fox channels again. “Fox Networks Group Latin America celebrates with its fans, appreciates their loyalty and [...]

Fox pulls channels from Sky Brasil

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Latin America decided to remove its channels from Sky Brasils platform on Sunday, February 5, after not reaching a new carriage deal. In a statement, FNG announced that after several months of negotiations to keep the distribution of channels Fox, FX, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Fox Life, Fox Sports and [...]

Fox could withdraw its channels from DirecTV Latin America

Fox Networks Group Latin America confirmed that it has not yet reached an agreement with DirecTV in Latin America for the distribution of its channels, as it had already announced in Brazil. For this reason, “if the necessary conditions are not met, the transmission of the contents will be interrupted at the end of January”. The [...]

Studiocanal sells “The Five” to DirecTV Latin America

DirecTV has secured Latin American rights to drama series “The Five”, sold by Studiocanal. The agreement was announced during Natpe 2017. Ten-part thriller The Five was created exclusively for television by Harlan Coben, nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author. It will air on OnDirecTV on March 27, 2017. The series stars Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey), [...]

MTV HD, Comedy Central HD added to DirecTV in Latin America

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Americas announced the launch of MTV HD and Comedy Central HD channels on DirecTV Latin America, which includes operations in Argentina, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.   The announcement was made by Rita Herring, SVP, Content Distribution at Viacom International Media Networks. From October, MTV HD is [...]

AT&T considering additional investments in Argentina and Brazil

The President of DirecTV Latin America (AT&T), Jeffery McElfresh, told Valor Economico newspaper that the company is interested in investing in the Brazilian market. For this reason, the executive has already met with authorities of the country to analyze the economic framework. Argentina is also a market of interest, but McElfresh considered that, in this [...]