Tag Archives: DirecTV

Did America Movil find the key to make OTT pay TV grow?

The growth observed in OTT pay TV remains slow in Latin America. As reported by Dataxis, at the end of 2020, this technology represents almost 1.3 million subscribers; barely 2% of the pay TV market. A review of DirecTV, Telefonica and America Movil strategies shows the different strategies implemented to change this static situation. Low [...]

AT&T sells part of DirecTV’s business in the US and looks for options to sell the DTH operations in Latin America

John Stankey, CEO at AT&T, has recently announced that the company is looking for options to sell DirecTV’s operations in Latin America. This is the first time that an AT&T executive expresses himself on this possibility. The announcement takes place at the same time as AT&T has sold a percentage of the DTH business in [...]

AT&T nears deal with TPG Capital to sell DirecTV in the US

As reported on the specialized website CNBC, AT&T is about to run an agreement to sell a stake in DirecTV (DTH), U-Verse (IPTV) and AT&T TV Now (pay TV OTT) to the US investment fund TPG Capital, with whom it had already been holding talks to acquire a stake in the DTH. However, as confirmed [...]

Simple TV may add Disney and HBO premium content on its packages

In an interview with the local website Efecto Cocuyo, Maria Elisa Alvarez, Marketing Director at the Venezuelan DTH Simple TV (which previously operated as DirecTV in the country) reported that the operator plans to strengthen its content catalog with new premium options, including channels such as HBO, ESPN and Star, a brand that, as of [...]

Vrio, AT&T unit that controls DirecTV’s operations in Latin America and Sky’s in Brazil, ends 2020 with almost 11 million subscribers

As part of its Q4 2020 results report presentation, AT&T reported a total of 10.942 million subscribers to Vrio, a unit owned by the telecommunications company, that controls DirecTVs operations in Latin America and Skys in Brazil. As in Q3, Vrio featured positive net additions again, since, as of September 30th, 2020, it reported 10,893 [...]

DirecTV GO now available on LG devices in Latin America

As officially reported by DirecTV (AT&T), since December 2020, the SVOD OTT DirecTV GO, recently launched in Brazil and relaunched in Argentina, is available for download on LG devices in those two countries, in addition to Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. LG devices enabled to download DirecTV GO are LG OLED and LG [...]

WarnerMedia takes DirecTV advertising sales over in Argentina and Uruguay

DirecTV and WarnerMedia have recently announced an agreement  through which WarnerMedia will be in charge of  DirecTVs advertising sales in Argentina and Uruguay. The agreement will be effective as of January 1st, 2021. This way, both companies further enhance their advertising capabilities and expand multiplatform opportunities for advertisers and brands from 2021, they reported. DirecTV’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]