Tag Archives: DirecTV

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pay TV falls 3.8% in Uruguay and ends 2019 with 677 thousand subscribers

According to the last report published by the Uruguayan Communications Services Regulatory Unit (URSEC), the country ended 2019 with 677,290 pay TV subscribers, a 26,912 subscribers loss in relation to December 2018, which means a 3.8% less subscribers. At the same time, the country recorded 10,867 fewer clients compared to June 2019. The pay TV [...]

TV Educa, the new Chilean educational TV channel, to be broadcast on pay TV

This Wednesday, an agreement was ran between the Chilean National Television Council (CNTV) and more than 20 pay-TV operators in the country, which enables them to include the TV Educa Chile channel, an initiative promoted by the Government and CNTV to create a new channel with educational content, recently launched. The channel will be on [...]

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 [...]

DHE to launch on DirecTV in Latin America

The US pay TV channel DHE, specialized in series and movies and with administrative headquarters in Colombia,  announced that, from next May 1st, it will join the DirecTV programming grid in Latin America. The channel will be available in the DTH Oro package, and will be located on channel 1513, with Latin Spanish audio and [...]

Responsible for the Mega Imagen pay TV operator in Argentina is sent to prison for illegal DirecTV contents broadcasting

As a result of a complaint filed by DirecTV for broadcasting illegal content  against the pay TV operator Mega Imagen, the Curuzu Cuatia Prosecutor’s Office (Corrientes, Argentina) ordered the prosecution and preventive detention for Joaquín Urdapilleta, owner of the company. According to what DirecTV reported in an official statement, Mega Imagen was illegally providing cable [...]

DirecTV expands its free channels offer until April 15th

DirecTV reported that, due to the global health crisis related to the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus), it will allow free access to a greater number of channels until April 15th in Latin America. The benefit includes more than 91 channels of various genres depending on the plan of each client and the country where they offer [...]

DirecTV not to charge Football Pack in Argentina from April until professional football resumes

DirecTV announced today that it will not charge the Football Pack to its clients from April, until the Superliga Argentina, name of the current professional football competition in the country, resumes. The competition is temporarily canceled due to the compulsory quarantine imposed by the Government to stop the advance of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Win Sports+, Win [...]

DirecTV offers freeview of Fox Premium Family and Fox Premium Movies

DirecTV announced that it is offering a freeview of Fox Premium Family and Fox Premium Movies, available on channels 559 (SD) and 1559 (HD) of the DTH for the region between March 20th and 31st. The offer is valid for prepaid and postpaid customers of the operator. This way, customers have access to a greater [...]