As reported through his official Twitter account by the Venezuelan journalist specialized in telecommunications Armando Espinoza, the country’s 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 of the four plans that will be offered for Simple TV clients, with special emphasis on the most basic plan, a package that the government entity wants to consider as if it were a public service, and claims that Scale Capital do not get any profit from that package.
Scale Capital announced in August that it had ran an agreement to acquire DirecTV’s operations in Venezuela, with an initial 90-days period for free. ‘The agreement allows immediate service to more than 2 million families who were DirecTV subscribers in Venezuela’, reported the firm, which appointed Alexander Elorriaga as Executive President of the company, once the corresponding procedures had been completed. The free period offered for current Simple TV customers will be in force until November.