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Brazil lost 729,000 pay TV subscribers in one year

According to data published by Brazils National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the pay TV market registered 17.9 million in January 2018, which represented a loss of 729,000 clients (-3.90%) when compared to the same month of previous year, and close to 30,000 (-0.16%) compared to December 2017. Claro group, which includes the operations of Net and [...]

DirecTV Latin America ended 2017 with 13.6 million subscribers

AT&T reported its fourth quarter financial results. The company said that DirecTV Latin America recorded 139,000 net adds in Q417 and reached 13.6 million total subscribers. This figure does not include Sky Mexico (Televisa-AT&T), which had approximately 8.0 million subscribers as of September 30, 2017. According to AT&T report, Sky Brasil added 70,000 customers in [...]

Brazil pushes down DirecTV subs losses in Latin America

DirecTV Latin America ended the third quarter of 2017 with 13.5 million subscribers. Third-quarter subscriber net losses were 132,000 driven by losses in Brazil, according to AT&T report. SKY Brazil registered a subscriber base of 5.3 million, 230,000 less than in Q217.The PanAmericana division, which includes the operations of the rest of the countries of [...]

Report: Brazil’s Cade to approve AT&T-Time Warner merger

According to financial newspaper Valor Economico, Brazils antitrust regulator Cade is set to approve AT&Ts acquisition of Time Warner with conditions. The report said that Cade won’t order AT&T to sell the DTH operator SKY. Valor Economico said that Cade will approve the operation this Wednesday, but it did not give more details on what [...]

Lobos Buap signs TV deal with Televisa

Mexican soccer team Lobos Buap has signed a five-year TV deal with Televisa, which will begin broadcasting the matches through its pay TV service SKY Mexico. The information was released during a sports news program on TDN channel (Televisa). Lobos Buap was promoted to First Division this year. The team did not have any broadcast [...]

Sky launches OTT service in Spain

Sky has introduced its new OTT streaming platform in Spain, a market where it does not offer traditional pay TV, as in other European countries. Called Sky, the service costs 10 a month (USD 12) and includes linear channels and VOD content. According to El País newspaper, the company expects to reach one million customers [...]

SKY Brasil closes deal with SBT, Record TV and RedeTV

Brazilian free-to-air TV channels represented by Simba -SBT, Record TV and RedeTV – reached an agreement with SKY Brasil, the country’s largest DTH system, to return to the operators lineup. The three channels stopped being transmitted in March with the switch-off in Sao Paulo, after failing to finalize a distribution agreement for their HD signals. [...]

AT&T won’t have to disinvest in Sky Mexico

AT&T Mexico said in a statement that the conditions imposed by Mexican regulator IFT to approve the merger with Time Warner “do not contemplate a structural separation or divestment processes” in Sky nor HBO LAG. “The IFT disclosed a series of conditions to which this transaction is subject, aimed at maintaining and promoting competition in [...]

Mexico requires AT&T to leave Sky in order to approve the acquisition of Time Warner

The Federal Telecommunications Institute of Mexico (IFT, by its initials in Spanish) issued a release approving AT&Ts acquisition of Time Warner, as long as the deal meets certain conditions. One of them is that AT&T is no longer a shareholder for Sky Mexico. The US telecommunications company owns 41% of the DTH operator; the rest [...]

AT&T gets a new unfavorable opinion in Brazil regarding the acquisition of Time Warner

The technical area of Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE, by its initials in Portuguese) has recommended rejecting the transaction by which the US telecommunications company AT&T intends to acquire Time Warner. Anyhow, the final decision of the agency will be made public after being reviewed by a counselor and by the court. The [...]