Category: DTH

Vrio, AT&T unit that controls DirecTV operations in Latin America and Sky in Brazil, ends Q3 2020 with 10.9 million clients

As part of AT&Ts Q3 2020 results report presentation, the company reported almost 10.9 million subscribers to Vrio, a unit that controls DirecTV’s operations in Latin America and Sky Brazil. The figure means a total of 229 thousand more clients in relation to the 10.7 million recorded as of June 30th. In turn, Q3 2020 [...]

Conatel rejects values of Simple TV packages in Venezuela

As reported through his official Twitter account by the Venezuelan journalist specialized in telecommunications Armando Espinoza, the countrys Comision Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Conatel) rejected prices presented by the Scale Capital investment fund, to start marketing Simple TV, name recently adopted for DirecTV operations in Venezuela. As reported by Espinoza, Conatel requested to reduce the values [...]

DirecTV to operate in Venezuela as ‘Simple TV’

After AT&T confirmed last May its decision to cancel DirecTVs operations in Venezuela, finally, the DTH, acquired last August by the Scale Capital firm, will change its name and will be renamed as Simple TV. Those who were DirecTV subscribers have reported that the Simple TV menu was already displayed on their STBs. The new [...]

AT&T calls for an auction to sell DirecTV

As reported by the US newspaper New York Post on its web version this Tuesday, October 6th, AT&T continues with its decision to divest itself from DirecTV, and called for a new auction for the DTH operation. The website, however, was not clear when reporting if AT&T intends to sell only DirecTVs operations in the [...]

StarTV strengthens its offer with new channels and a new OTT aggregator

Mexican DTH StarTV announced last week the launch of a new offer for its subscribers, which will be available starting this Thursday, October 1st. As of that date, the DTH will add SD and HD channels and its new OTT Cosmic Video, among other new contents. StarTV is renewing itself, goes HD, we add more [...]

DirecTV Venezuela to able new channels soon

As reported by the Venezuelan journalist Arnaldo Espinoza on his official Twitter account this last Sunday, September 20th, DirecTV Venezuela is close to making new channels available. According to the information reported by the journalist, ESPN2 and HBO will soon join the DTH programming grid. Scale Capital is the legal representative in charge of DirecTV [...]

Agromais joins Oi’s grid and reaches the main pay TV operators in Brazil

Brazilian TV channel AgroMais (Grupo Bandeirantes), whose content is focused on the agriculture industry, has recently joined Ois pay TV operator programming grid, according to local specialized websites. With the launch, the channel, officially launched in June, is now available on the main pay TV operators in Brazil. Since its launch, Agromais has been available [...]

AT&T continues searching buyers for Vrio

As reported by Bloomberg last September 9th, AT&T is failing to attract potential buyer interest for Vrio, the company’s unit that controls DirecTV’s operations in Latin America and Sky in Brazil, and has been involved in the process for about four months. Similarly, and as reported by The Wall Street Journal last August 28th, the [...]

AT&T again exploring a deal for DirecTV

As reported by The Wall Street Journal (TWSJ) this last Friday, August 28th, AT&T is evaluating different options for DirecTV, including a possible sale. According to information from TWSJ, AT&T  and its advisers at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have been in talks with private-equity suitors about the satellite TV unit, some of the people familiar [...]