Tag Archives: DirecTV

DirecTV to take FIFA U-20 World Cup from Poland to Latin America

FIFA U-20 World Cup is scheduled to begin this Thursday, May 23rd, and will be based on Poland this year. The football competition will be broadcast on DirecTV Sports and several National Teams will take part of it, such as the ones from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Honduras, Panama and Uruguay. The competition calendar indicates [...]

AT&T Latin America decreases revenues and loses subscribers in Q1 2019

As reported by AT&T in its Q1 2019 results report, the company recorded operating revenues valued at USD 1,067 million in Vrio, the companys subsidiary that concentrates DirecTV’s operations in Latin America. The figure represents a 21.2% decrease in revenues compared to the first quarter of 2018, when they went up to USD 1,354 million. [...]

Accused of pay TV piracy are condemned with preventive detention in Argentina

Argentine Instruction Court N°3 from Corrientes City ordered the prosecution with preventive detention for people accused of piraced channels broadcasts. They are three people close to Caa Catí Cable Visión and the owner of Itati Cable Color. The complaint made to the first company is linked to the last raid, in August 2017, where three [...]

DirecTV launches new sports newscast in Peru

DirecTV announced the launching of Connection DirecTV, its new sports newscast, which is being premiered today on DirecTV Sports in Peru. The program will offer an analysis on Peruvian and international sports scene. It will have a daily edition from Mondays to Fridays and another on Sundays, and all of them will last half an [...]

DirecTV and HBO launch virtual channel for Game of Thrones in Latin America

DirecTV announced that, due to the launch of the eighth and final Game of Thrones season (HBO), its customers will be able to have the first four seasons of the series in its virtual channel, which is available from March 15th until April 14th, when the first of the six episodes that will definitely end [...]

DirecTV to be available for United Airlines flights in Latin America

US airline United Airlines includes DirecTVs offer for free, which is part of a catalog of more than 100 live TV channels and the launch of new Hollywood films, available on selected Boeing 737 aircrafts. The new offer is available to customers on selected long distance routes in Latin America. Apart from including DirecTV live [...]

Chilean Government aims to increase taxes to OTTs and equaling them with VAT

Chilean Finance Minister, Felipe Larraín, proposed to apply an up to 19%  increasement to OTTs taxes, in the context of the tax modernization project promoted by the Government. The initiative contemplated a 10% raise at first, but the Government suggests equaling the figure with VATs value. Netflix competes with DirecTV, VTR, with all the other [...]

Chilean Football Channel to broadcast five matches for free this week

Chilean Football Channel (CDF) will broadcast five matches for free of charge between this Thursday and Saturday, including the South American Cup, the Chilean Super Cup and three National Teams friendly international matches The offer will be valid for clients from Movistar, Claro, Entel, VTR, DirecTV, GTD Manquehue, Telefonica del Sur and TV Red. The [...]

Venezuela adds DTH and loses pay TV subscribers

According to the figures telecommunications field report at the end of the second quarter 2018, presented by the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), Venezuelan pay TV  recorded 4,651,707 subscribers. These number means a 2.84% decrease in relation to the number of subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, which amounted to 4,787,451. The report mentions that, [...]

Venezuelan Government to order price adjustments for pay TV companies

Venezuelan Socio Economic Rights Defense National Superintendency (Sundde)  issued a preventive measure to adjust prices to pay TV companies for alleged speculation crime. The action took place in response to subscribers complaints, who expressed their dissatisfaction with plans fee increments, service failures and other reasons, according to what Sundde reported officially. Pay TV companies reported [...]