Tag Archives: DirecTV

Venezuela temporarily blocks Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle announced that its Spanish-language TV channel was temporarily unavailable in Venezuela on Saturday, August 4. This caused the reaction of several viewers on social media. Guido Baumhauer, DW’s director of distribution and technology, said the broadcast interruption violates the right to freedom of expression. According to DW, the channel was interrupted between 9 [...]

ZDF Enterprises sells final season of Scandi-crime series “Bron|Broen” to DirecTV Latin America

ZDF Enterprises announced that DirecTV Latin America has acquired the fourth and final season of the award-winning thriller series “Bron|Broen” (The Bridge), which has already been sold to more than 140 countries. The operator has already aired the first three seasons of the series in Latin America through its exclusive channel OnDirecTV. The fourth season [...]

DirecTV launches prepaid HD service in Argentina

DirecTV announced the launch of a new prepaid HD kit in Argentina, with more than 40 additional channels in high definition. Users can make recharges starting from AR$ 190 (USD 7). The prepaid HD kit costs AR$ 449 (USD 16.4) and can be purchased at any of the authorized points of sale, in main supermarket [...]

DirecTV sees growth in digital users during FIFA World Cup

DirecTV released data of its recent coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which was available for more than 8 million subscribers in Latin America. The company said that more than 1.6 million unique users accessed the content of the event through its TV Everywhere platforms, up 70% compared with the 2014 World Cup [...]

Chile court convicts owner of illegal TV operation

The Oral Criminal Court of Coyhaique unanimously convicted the owner and legal representative of the company Deygon for illegally distributing DirecTV satellite signals in the Aysén Region, in southern Chile. Police investigations together with the Public Ministry established that the local operator Deygon used DirecTV set-top boxes and illegally retransmitted 67 channels through coaxial cable [...]

Latam Pay TV subscriptions fall for sixth consecutive quarter

According to Dataxis, as at Q1 2018 Pay TV in Latin America reached 71.4 million subscribers, which represents a drop of around 0.1% compared to the end of 2017. Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico were the markets that recorded the highest loss of subscribers. This way, the regional pay TV sector registered its sixth straight quarterly [...]

Pirate services stop offering content after police operation in Chile

After the raids carried out by Chiles Investigative Police (PDI) that resulted in the detention of ten people, users reported on Facebook that popular pirate IPTV service Megaplay has lost all its Chilean channels as well as several HD channels. Users also reported that pirate subscription service IPTV Chile is down, Alianza contra la Piratería [...]

Osiptel opens sanction procedure against Latina and DirecTV

Peruvian regulator Osiptel said that is has begun a sanction procedure against the free-to-air TV channel Latina and pay TV operator DirecTV for alleged infringements of the Law of Repression of Anticompetitive Behaviors related to the retransmission of the Latina signal during the World Cup. According to the regulator, the decision was made after the [...]