Tag Archives: DirecTV Latin America

DirecTV Latin America has a new president

Manuel Abelleyra was appointed president of DirecTV Latin America, a new organizational unit of Vrio Corp. as of October 2018. Previously, the executive was in charge of the operation in Argentina and the Southern Region. Abelleyra will be responsible for the operations and the management teams of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, in [...]

DirecTV selects Friend MTS to protect its sports channels in Latin America

Content and revenue protection specialist Friend MTS announced that DirecTV in Latin America selected the companys services to provide protection against streaming piracy for its sports channels. The deployment has included the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and will include the Premier League and LaLiga. Friend MTS has implemented tracking and monitoring [...]

DirecTV Latin America added 140,000 subscribers in Q218

AT&T announced its financial results for the second quarter. The company reported that DirecTV ended the period with 13.7 million subscribers in Latin America, after recording 140,000 net additions, even with declines in Brazil. The number of total subscribers in Latin America does not include Sky Mexico (Televisa-AT&T) which at the end of Q218 had [...]

AT&T cancels IPO for DirecTV Latin America

AT&T announced that it has decided to withdraw its planned initial public offering (IPO) of shares of Vrio, its DirecTV business in Latin America. In a short statement, the company said the decision was made based on current market conditions. Last month, AT&T filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for [...]

DirecTV to offer FIFA World Cup matches in virtual reality

DirecTV announced that it will offer, for the first time, the 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in Virtual Reality (VR). The technology will be available to prepaid and postpaid clients in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Subscribers will be able to access the games through the DirecTV Sports [...]

DirecTV adds Europa Europa HD in Latin America

AMC Networks International – Latin America announced the launch of Europa Europa HD in DirecTV’s lineup in Latin America. As a result of the deal, the high definition channel is now available in DirecTV’s operations in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and the Caribbean. Europa Europa HD includes successful series and contemporary films from [...]

AT&T files for IPO of minority stake in DirecTV Latin America

US telecommunications company AT&T announced the filing of a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a potential initial public offering (IPO) of a minority interest in Vrio Corp., a holding company for its Latin American digital entertainment services unit, DirecTV Latin America. In a statement, the company said it would [...]

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 [...]