Tag Archives: Telecommunications Federal Institute

Disney buys 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 [...]

Televisa evaluates merger with Megacable

Televisa Group is evaluating a possible synergy with Mexican Megacable, to strengthen itself in TV and fixed broadband market. Alfonso de Angoita, Executive Co-President of the company, admitted in a conference with analysts that Televisas business merging with Megacable in Mexico has been evaluated.    We believe that there is a great opportunity in combining [...]

Disney would sell Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico

Finance media Bloomberg reported that, according to people close to the discussion, Walt Disney Company would sell Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico, but it did not give major details on the operation. Bloomberg reported that  Disney has already agreed Fox Sports sale in Brazil with the  Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE), which had already [...]

America Movil confirmed it requested a pay TV license in Mexico through Telcel

Daniel Hajj, America Movil General Director, pointed that to give pay TV, we have already sent our request. It is under review at the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), as reported on Wednesday in a conference call with analysts. Mobile subsidiary Telcel -through its legal name, Radiomóvil Dipsa-, has already started procedures to avoid the prohibition [...]

Televisa asks to take part in Disney-Fox merger

Televisa Group presented a lawsuit against Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) in November 2018, to take part in Disney-Fox authorization process merger in Mexico as an interested party. On September 26th, the company denied Mexican group to participate in merger process. Televisa expresses its proposal to become an interested party within file UCE/CNC-001-2018, citing a number [...]