Tag Archives: AT&T

AT&T expects to get better offers for DirecTV sale

As reported by The New York Post on December 20th, the telecommunications company AT&T is disappointed with the offers it received for the sale of DirecTV. According to the web version of the US newspaper, at the beginning of this month, AT&T pushed back a deadline for final bids for DirecTV into January, and told [...]

AT&T sells Crunchyroll to Sony

After several months of negotiations, AT&T  has finally confirmed an agreement for the sale of Crunchyroll to Funimation, a joint-venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment in the US and the Japanese Aniplex, the latter subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. The transaction was valued at USD 1,175 million in cash. In order to reduce its debt load, [...]

HBO Max to be launched in Europe and Latin America in mid-2021

After announcing last week that, from 2021, all Warner Bros films will be released at the same time in movie theaters and on HBO Max, WarnerMedia (AT&T) has finally confirmed that its new SVOD OTT, officially launched last May in the US, is expected to be available in Europe and Latin America in mid-2021. Also, [...]

Warner Bros to release all its films in the US in 2021 in movie theaters and HBO Max

The US film company Warner Bros has announced last Thursday that all the films scheduled to be released in 2021 in the US will be launched at the same time in movie theaters and on HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s (AT&T) new SVOD OTT launched in May in the US, with plans to arrive at Latin America [...]

DirecTV GO now available in Brazil

Vrio Corp, AT&T unit that controls DirecTVs operations in Latin America and Sky in Brazil, has officially announced that the SVOD OTT DirecTV GO is available in Brazil from this Tuesday, December 1st. The platform is available by signing up at www.directvgo.com.br, without a physical contract or service installation.     DirecTV GO offers more than 90 [...]

DirecTV would be working on a new Android TV STB for DirecTV GO

According to the ‘Android TV Guide’ website, the DTH operator DirecTV (AT&T) would be working on the launch of a new STB with Android TV, in version 10. According to the already mentioned website, the device will be used in Latin America for the SVOD OTT DirecTV GO. Android TV Guide reported that the company [...]

AT&T not to sell DirecTV operations in Latin America

As reported this last Tuesday, November 3, on the website of CNBC’s pay TV channel website (NBCUniversal), finally the sale of DirecTV, which AT&T has been trying to implement for some months, will not include the DTH business in Latin America. This way, if the transaction is completed, Sky’s operations in Brazil and DirecTVs operations  [...]

Sony would be close to acquiring Crunchyroll

As reported by several specialized websites, Sony would have entered into final negotiations to acquire the US OTT Crunchyroll. The transaction would be valued at around USD 957 million. In mid-August, the specialized website The Information had reported that, originally, AT&T requested USD 1.5 billion for the platform and Sony was interested in the acquisition, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]