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 broadcasting rights in Venezuela. On August 14th, the company announced that it had run an agreement with AT&T for the acquisition of the DTH operations in the country, and reported that the agreement they reached ‘allows immediate service to more than two million families who were subscribers of DirecTV Venezuela’. Furthermore, in August, Scale Capital also reported that it will use the same infrastructure that DirecTV had already installed to provide the service.
In mid-May, AT&T officially announced its decision to close DirecTV’s operations in Venezuela. In its latest quarterly results report (Q2 2020), the company reported that, at the time of closing the operations, Vrio, AT&T unit that controls DirecTV operations in Latin America and Sky in Brazil, reported a total of 2.2 million DirecTV subscribers in Venezuela.