Tag Archives: AT&T

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sky to broadcast the Bundesliga in Mexico and Central America and launches new TV channel focused on the competition

Televisa has recently announced that Sky México (Televisa and AT&T) has run a two-year agreement with the Bundesliga (German Professional Football League), to broadcast the competition, both in the First and Second Division, in Mexico and Central America. The agreement, which started to be implemented with the current Bundesliga season, which began last week, allows [...]

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 [...]

FUTV joins Sky programming grid and is now available in the entire Costa Rican pay TV market

The sports TV channel FUTV, officially launched last February 29th, has recently joined Sky  grid (Televisa and AT&T). With the news, the channel is already part of the catalog of almost all pay TV operators in the country. To date, apart from Sky, FUTV is available for customers of Cabletica, Telecable, Kölbi, Claro and Tigo, [...]

Crunchyroll adds new premium subscription plans

The Crunchyroll (AT&T) platform, focused on anime content, announced this Monday the launch of new subscription plans globally, including Latin America. As officially detailed from the company, those who pay  a premium subscription to access the OTT catalog will be able to choose between the Fan; Mega Fan and Fan Anual packages. All of them [...]

AT&T could sale Crunchyroll to Sony

As reported on August 12th by the specialized website The Information, AT&T is negotiating with Sony Pictures Entertainment to sell the OTT Crunchyroll, one of the most important anime content platforms, both globally and in Latin America. The website reported that AT&T intends a total of  USD 1.5 billion for the transaction. Although up to [...]

Scale Capital agrees to buy DirecTV in Venezuela

The Scale Capital firm announced this last August 14th an agreement to acquire DirecTV Venezuela (AT&T). The news was confirmed by Scale Capital through a press release. In addition, Scale Capital reported that the agreement allows immediate service to more than 2 million families who were subscribers of DirecTV Venezuela. On its quarterly results report [...]