Category: DTH

AT&T strengthens HBO Max growth and loses subscribers from its Vrio’s unit after announcing its sale

As part of its Q2 2021 results report presentation, AT&T reported a total of 10.3 million subscribers to Vrio, unit that controls DirecTV Latin America, Sky Brazil and DirecTV GOs operations, sold to the Argentine holding Grupo Werthein, according to the information that was officially announced this week. The reported figure shows a 239 thousand [...]

AT&T sells DirecTV Latin America, Sky Brazil and DirecTV GO to Grupo Werthein

AT&T and the Argentine holding company Grupo Werthein have officially announced this last Wednesday, July 21st that the Argentine company has run an agreement to acquire AT&Ts Vrio Corps business unit. Both companies expect the transaction to close in early 2022. The announcement came after AT&T sold a part of DirecTVs operations in the US [...]

StarTV to bring the Tokyo Olympic Games for free to its subscribers in partnership with Claro Sports

Mexican DTH StarTV has announced that it will bring all its subscribers full coverage of the Tokyo Olympic Games for free, through four channels, launched  in partnership with Claro Sports, America Movils pay TV channel focused on broadcasting sporting events.  We thank Claro Sports for the acquisition and broadcast of the Tokyo Olympic Games. We [...]

Univision strengthens itself in Latin America with DirecTV

According to information reported on various specialized websites, the DTH operator DirecTV (AT&T) has added the US Hispanic channel Univision as part of its programming grid, since last May 3rd. The offer is available to the pay TV operators prepaid and postpaid customers in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. With the announcement of [...]

Telefonica to provide its DTH offer in Brazil to its current clients until 2022

The telecommunications company Vivo -name under which Telefonica’s operations in Brazil are known- announced its decision to renew its partnership agreement with Media Networks Latin America (Telefonica) so that the company is responsible for supporting Vivos DTH operations until the end of next year. Although Media Networks belongs to Telefonica, last April, Hispasat (Grupo Red [...]

Televisa Networks and Claxson extend their distribution agreement to Chile

Claxson, a media company focused on producing and distributing entertainment content for multiple platforms in Latin America and Iberia, announced its decision to extend the Televisa Networks channels distribution agreement in Argentina and Uruguay, originally run in 2019, to the Chilean market. The agreement became effective last March 1st, and was possible due to a [...]

Hispasat to take over Telefonica Media Network’s management and audiovisual network transport business in Latin America

The Spanish satellite telecommunications company Hispasat (Red Electrica Group) has officially announced this last Thursday, April 29th, that, from that date, it started to take over Telefonica Media Networks management and audiovisual network transport business in Latin America. The terms of the agreement between Hispasat and Telefonica were not reported. As reported by the company, [...]

Vrio reports 10.56 million subscribers in Latin America and slows down its clients base in the region at the end of Q1 2021

As part of its Q1 2021 results report presentation, Vrio, AT&Ts unit that controls DirecTV’s operations in Latin America and Skys in Brazil, reported a total of 10.559 million subscribers. The figure shows a 383 thousand customers drop in relation to the 10,942 million that the company had reported at the end of Q4 2020, [...]

Eduardo Stigol, CEO at Inter Venezuela & TuVes HD: ‘75% of the Venezuelan market, or more, is made up of digitized DTH and cable operators’

During the last Nextv Series Andeans virtual edition, Eduardo Stigol, CEO at Inter Venezuela & TuVes HD, starred in the one-on-one session The new Venezuelan pay TV and the enduring strength of DTH in Latin America. There, the executive reported that 75% of the market in the country is made up of already digitized DTH [...]

Bruno Pruneda, General Manager at StarTV: ‘We are helding conversations to add another sports OTT, strengthen our SVOD Premium offer and add other platforms with Mexican content’

During an interview with Nextv News Latin America, Bruno Pruneda, General Manager at the Mexican DTH StarTV, expressed himself on the main challenges of the pandemic for the company and for pay TV consumption in Mexico; as well as the recent start of StarTVs operations in Mexico City (CDMX); the plan to continue strengthening the [...]