Tag Archives: IFT

Fox Sports Mexico begins its sales process

The Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) Plenary approved the candidates proposed by Fox and Disney as Independent Auditor and Disincorporation Agent and, that way, allow Mexican Fox Sports channels sale. With the Agents designation, a six-month period is granted for the sale, extendible in an only opportunity for justified reasons. Once notified, Disney and Fox have [...]

America Movil requests license in Mexico with Claro TV

Newspaper El Economista reported that América Móvil asked the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) for a pay TV license in Mexico through a new subsidiary called Claro TV S.A. de C.V. -same brand that it uses in the region- and not through its mobile subsidiary Telcel (Radiomovil Dipsa), as it had previously transcended The IFT had [...]

Mexican Radio Centro Group to broadcast on FTA with Channel 8

Mexican Radio Centro Groups (GRC) president, Francisco Aguirre Gomez, confirmed that the company will start broadcasts on FTA TV in October, through Channel 8 DTT. Businessman expressed that the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) supported to install its operations center in Cerro de Chiquihuite, CDMX, and in Cerro de Tres Padres, State of Mexico. We already [...]

DAZN could buy Fox Sports Brazil

Sports OTT DAZN, soon to be launched in Brazil, could be one of the  possible candidates to buy Fox Sports in the country, according to Brazilian journalists Eduardo Ohata (Yahoo) and Mauricio Lima (Veja magazine). Fox Sports sale was an Economic Defense Administrative Councils (CADE) decision,  which approved the merger between Fox and Disney but [...]

Disney to buy Fox officially

Early this Wednesday, March 20th, The Walt Disney Company officially acquired 20th Century Fox, in an agreement valued at USD 71,300 million. The merger between the two companies took place after sailing their sports networks in Mexico and Brazil, as ordered by the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) and the Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE). It [...]

IFT requests USD 3.2 million from MVS to broadcast with a FTA channel in CDMX

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) defined that Comband S.A. de CV, a subsidiary to which MVS Comunicaciones transferred its restricted TV concession titles in 2015, must pay a  USD 3.2 million restitution to begin its FTA TV broadcasts in Mexico City and 17 other municipalities of the country through its own digital TV channel. Comband has [...]

IFT approves Disney-Fox merger in Mexico with its sports channels sale

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) approved the agreement between Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox entertainment assets for USD 71 billion, with the condition that both companies agree to sell Fox Sports channels and programming rights in Mexico. Information was given by newspaper El Financiero, which mentions two people with knowledge of the situation. Disney expects [...]

IFT to decide on Disney-Fox merger next Monday

Telecommunications Federal Institute postponed for Monday, March 11th the discussion on Disney-Fox merger, valued at USD 713 billion, after both companies have sent a series of measures that they had committed to follow to eliminate competition risks and, that way, get the Mexican regulators approval on the operation. IFT had initially agreed to deal  with [...]

IFT grants MVS a FTA channel in CDMX

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) extended and modified pay TV spectrum concession of Comband SA de CV , MVS subsidiary, which will allow it to have its own FTA channel in Mexico City and the metropolitan area. The regulator has not assigned the chanels frequency yet, which will be independent from MVS-TV, a digital network located [...]

Profeco and IFT seek to regulate OTTs in Mexico

Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco), together with the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), seek to implement ways to effectively regulate OTTs and apps to protect consumers rights in Mexico, according to José Agustín Pineda, Profecos Telecommunications Deputy Attorney. We have a great challenge, as there is no specific regulation for this type of services today, he [...]