Tag Archives: DirecTV

ATVC adds DirecTV as member

Argentina’s cable association ATVC announced that it has added DirecTV as a member. In addition, the entity renewed its authorities until 2020. Walter Burzaco continues as president. “The addition of DirecTV is an example of the pluralism and full representation that ATVC has built over almost four decades defending the industry, freedom of expression and [...]

DirecTV acquires Copa Sudamericana rights

DirecTV Latin America has acquired rights to broadcast the Copa Sudamericana and the Recopa in Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean for the period 2019-2022. The operator was selected in “an open and competitive bidding process that included the participation several bidders,” said the South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol). DirecTV reported that in Paraguay and [...]

Chilean Pay TV market reaches 3.4 million subscribers in Q318

According to statistics presented by the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), the Chilean pay TV market recorded 3.36 million subscribers at the end of Q318, up 3.4% when compared to previous year. During the period, DirecTV consolidated as the second operator. VTR, the market leader, reported 1.08 million customers (32.2% market share), while DirecTV, which in [...]

DirecTV to stop buying satellites, to focus on online video business

AT&T, owner of DTH operator DirecTV, announced that is finished buying satellites. Instead, it will focus on growing its online video business. The announcement was made by John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, in a meeting with analysts. Weve launched our last satellite, Donovan said. In turn, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that AT&T has [...]

British Sky agrees on series distribution with Globosat y DirecTV

The british TV Company, Sky, licensed for broadcasting the series Patrick Melrose y Fortitude 3 with distributors channels Globosat (Globo) in Brasil and DirecTV in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Drama Serie A Discovery of Witches was gotten by DTH. Globosat will show those productions on the OTT service called Globoplay, while [...]

DirecTV loses 73,000 subscribers in Q3

AT&T announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2018. In the report, the group reported that Vrio, the unit that comprises DirecTV businesses in Latin America, registered net losses of 73,000 subscribers during the period (even with gains in Brazil), “due to the completion of the World Cup”. The company ended the quarter [...]

DirecTV launches four local channels in Argentina

With the aim of consolidating its programming offer in the different provinces, DirecTV announced the addition of fourth new local channels of Argentina: Canal Siete and Canal 9 from Mendoza, Canal 13 from Río Cuarto (Córdoba) and Canal de la Ciudad (The channel of the City of Buenos Aires). “DirecTV works to provide its customers [...]

Industry leaders to discuss the value of exclusive content in pay TV competition

The next edition of NexTV CEO Latin America, on November 1 & 2 in Miami, will have an executive panel that will discuss the value of exclusive content in pay TV competition, with the participation of DirecTV Colombia and premium TV networks Fox and HBO. The panel will feature José Daniel Gómez, general manager of [...]

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 [...]