Tag Archives: AT&T

Telefonica resumes its plans to sell its Costa Rican operations

After, in early May, Millicom refused itself to acquire Telefonica’s operations in Costa Rica (where it is known as Movistar), in an agreement valued at USD 570 million and ran in February 2019, the Spanish press reported that Telefonica began an asset analysis process in Costa Rica (known as ‘Due Diligence’) to make all the [...]

Fox Sports directs its sale in Mexico

As reported by the Mexican website Mediotiempo, Fox Sports would already have a buyer in Mexico. The channels sale  in the country is one of the requirements imposed on The Walt Disney Company by the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) to approve Disney-Fox merger, which took place in March last year.  According to information given by [...]

Sky adds five Globo affiliated TV channels in Brazil

Brazilian pay TV operator Sky (AT&T) added this Wednesday, June 3rd, five new affiliated channels of the FTA TV channel Globo to its programming grid. All of them belong to the RBS TV Group (Red Brasil Sur de Television), and are available for both postpaid and prepaid customers, in SD and HD quality. The new [...]

Sky Brazil strengthens its TV Everywhere offer and adds eight new channels to Sky Play

Brazilian pay TV channel Sky (AT&T) announced the strengthening of its TV Everywhere offering by adding eight new channels to its OTT, Sky Play. The new channels, already available, are AMC, Animal Planet, Boomerang, E !, Fox Sports, History Channel, Nat Geo Wild and Nick Jr. In December last year, the operator had announced 20 [...]

Conatel takes control of DirecTV facilities in Venezuela

The Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) requested that countrys National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) to take immediate control of all movable and immovable property, commercial offices, administrative headquarters, operations and broadcasts center, antennas and any other type of facilities intended to provide DirecTV Venezuelas subscription service (AT&T), together with the Bolivarian National Armed Forces. The [...]

WarnerMedia bolsters HBO Max launch with seven new distribution partners

Few days before launching its new SVOD OTT, HBO Max, WarnerMedia announced seven new distribution partners for the platform, including Altice USA, Cox Communications, Microsoft Corp, National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), Samsung, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Verizon. Communications. The OTT will be officially launched this May 27th in the US. Up to now, the official [...]

AT&T closes DirecTV operations in Venezuela

This Tuesday, AT&T  announced that it has closed its DirecTV Latin America operations in Venezuela, effective immediately. In an official statement, the company reported that the US governments sanctions on Venezuela have prohibited the broadcast of Globovision and PDVSAs TV channels, both of which are required under DirecTVs license to provide pay TV service in [...]

Sky Play adds movies not released in Latin America to its catalog

Due to the movie theaters closure as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus), the Brazilian Pay TV channel Sky (AT&T) began offering this month the possibility of renting not-released movies in theaters in Latin America through its OTT , Sky Play. The first film available on the platform since May 7th is Emma, a [...]

DirecTV decreases revenues and loses subscribers in Latin America

In its Q1 2020 quarterly results presentation, AT&T reported 13.2 million subscribers to Vrio, the company’s subsidiary that manages DirecTV’s operations in Latin America. The figure means a 367 thousand subscribers reduction compared to the same period 2019, when the company recorded 13.5 million subscribers. In addition, the results show a 114 thousand subscribers decreasement [...]