Tag Archives: DirecTV

DirecTV offers multiplatform coverage of NBA games

DirecTV will offer up to 123 NBA games of the 2018-2019 season – starting on October 16 – live and in HD on DirecTV Sports 2 and with online access through DIRECTVSports.com and DirecTV Sports App. Subscribers can access to additional programming by subscribing to the exclusive NBA League Pass package. There will be 96 [...]

DirecTV announces viewership results of “Todo por el Juego”

DirecTV Latin America announced that its original series “Todo por el Juego”, produced in partnership with Grupo Mediapro, has achieved outstanding audience results. It was aired on OnDirecTV and via streaming on DirecTV Play. The first season was available from July 15 to September 3. According to the operator, in July “Todo por el Juego” [...]

DirecTV becomes Chile’s second pay TV operator

According to Q218 data from Chile’s Subsecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), the pay TV market reached 3.35 million subscribers, up 3.8% from previous year. VTR remains as leader, followed by DirecTV, which moved Movistar to the third place. At the end of Q218, DirecTV reported 690,184 subscribers (+10.2% YoY) and 20.6% of market share, while Movistar [...]

DirecTV secures UEFA national team rights

Pay TV operator DirecTV has signed an agreement with European soccer’s governing body UEFA to broadcast in Latin America the competitions of UEFAs national teams during the period 2018-2022. Under the deal, the operator will broadcast the European qualifiers for UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as well as the first two [...]

New short film channel launches on DirecTV Latin America

Shorts International, the entertainment company behind ShortsTV, announced the launch of TVCortos, the new HD channel dedicated to short-form content, exclusively on DirecTV in Latin America (channel 1521). TVCortos has a library with more than 5,000 titles, including award -winning content and fictions with renowned actors, as well as animated short films and documentaries. TVCortos [...]

ESPN produces first 4K broadcast of a sporting event in Argentina

ESPN and the audiovisual group Mediapro produced the first 4K sporting event in Argentina with the transmission, on Saturday, August 25, of the match between Los Pumas and South Africa’s Springboks for the Rugby Championship played in the city of Mendoza. ESPN had made its first transmission in 4K with the Champions League semifinal in [...]

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 [...]