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DirecTV Latin America ended 2017 with 13.6 million subscribers

AT&T reported its fourth quarter financial results. The company said that DirecTV Latin America recorded 139,000 net adds in Q417 and reached 13.6 million total subscribers. This figure does not include Sky Mexico (Televisa-AT&T), which had approximately 8.0 million subscribers as of September 30, 2017. According to AT&T report, Sky Brasil added 70,000 customers in [...]

DirecTV presents its 4K service in Argentina

DTH operator DirecTV plans to launch in April its new 4K Ultra HD set-top box for the next 2018 World Cup in Russia. The company recently announced the arrival of this new product in Argentina, as well as a commercial alliance with Samsung. Through this agreement, the operator’s customers in Argentina will be able to [...]

Industry leaders to debate the future of TV at NexTV Colombia

NexTV Series Colombia & Andean 2017 will gather, on November 30 at the JW Marriott hotel in Bogota, more than 40 executives from leading TV, OTT and online video companies to discuss the industry trends. DirecTV, Claro, Telefonica, TigoUne, Sony Pictures Television, Fox and HBO are among the companies that will participate in the event. [...]

DirecTV added El Garage TV

DirecTV has added during October El Garage TV in HD to its programming in Latin America. The channel offers news of motor sports. It is available in Oro and superior packages. “The constant incorporation of HD channels is part of a process of innovation aiming to provide the best entertainment experience for our customers,” said [...]

Brazil pushes down DirecTV subs losses in Latin America

DirecTV Latin America ended the third quarter of 2017 with 13.5 million subscribers. Third-quarter subscriber net losses were 132,000 driven by losses in Brazil, according to AT&T report. SKY Brazil registered a subscriber base of 5.3 million, 230,000 less than in Q217.The PanAmericana division, which includes the operations of the rest of the countries of [...]

AT&T considering public offering for Latin American pay TV assets

Telecommunications company AT&T is working with advisers on a possible public offering of its Latin American pay-television assets, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. This move would provide funds to reduce debt from its planned takeover of Time Warner, valued at USD 85.4 billion, that still has not been approved in the [...]

Chilean court confirms DirecTV fine for uncertified set-top boxes

The Court of Appeals of Santiago has confirmed the fine of more than USD 1 million imposed on DTH operator DirecTV by the Electricity and Fuels Superintendence (SEC) for the use of uncertified set-top boxes. According to local daily Diario Financiero,  57% of the fine corresponded to a failure to provide the requested information and [...]