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IFT extends deadline for Disney and Fox to sell Fox Sports in Mexico until May 1st

Mexican Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), telecommunications market regulator in the country, has officially announced last Friday, March 5th, its decision to grant The Walt Disney Company (Disney) and Twenty-First Century Fox (Fox) a new two-month period extension to complete Fox Sports Mexicos sale. The divestiture of Fox Sports in Mexico is one of the [...]

Mediapro would not acquire Fox Sports operations in Mexico

As reported in the web version of the Mexican newspaper El Universal this last Monday, March 1st, the Spanish company Mediapro would get out of the contest to acquire Fox Sports operations in Mexico, one of the requirements ordered by the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) to approve the Disney-Fox merger, which took place in [...]

Disney+ reports almost 95 million subscribers globally one year after its original launch

As part of its financial results presentation for the first fiscal quarter (from October to December 2020), The Walt Disney Company reported that, just over a year after the official launch of Disney+ – which took place in the US on November 12th, 2019-, its SVOD OTT currently reports 94.9 million subscribers globally. The figure [...]

Fox channels in Latin America to be rebranded as ‘Star’ from February 22nd

The Walt Disney Company Latin America has officially announced this Wednesday, February 3rd, that it will rebrand Fox channels as Star starting on the 22nd this month. In December 2020, Disney had confirmed that the change would take place in February 2021 but, up to now, no details had been given on the exact date. [...]

Lauman Group is also interested in acquiring Fox Sports operations in Mexico

The Lauman Group, controller of the Mexican telecommunications company Cotelsat and the newspaper El Financiero, is also interested in acquiring Fox Sports operations in the country. The sale of Fox’s sports channels in Mexico is one of the requirements ordered by the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) to allow the Disney-Fox merger, which took place in [...]

Disney confirms Fox channels rebranding in Latin America from 2021

After several rumors reported by different specialized websites, The Walt Disney Company Latin America has finally confirmed this Thursday, December 17th, that, as of February 2021, Fox channels in the region will be rebranded as Star. This way, Fox Channel will be rebranded as Star Channel; Fox Life will now be Star Life; the new [...]

New MX League’s President aims to make changes in the competition’s TV rights sale

Mikel Arriola, who will be President of the MX League – name of the Mexican Professional Football League – from 2021, announced in several interviews his intention to centralize the distribution of the Leagues matches TV rights. As reported by the website of the Mexican newspaper El Financiero, Arriola reported that the idea is that, [...]

Disney to launch Star+ as standalone OTT in Latin America in 2021

During the Investor Day that The Walt Disney Company held this last Thursday, December 10th, the company announced that it will launch a new SVOD OTT in Latin America.  After the official launch of Disney+ in the region, which took place on November 17th, Disney will now launch Srar+, scheduled for June 2021. As reported [...]

Disney gets a new deadline to sell Fox Sports in Mexico and Mediapro emerges as a possible buyer

As reported by several specialized websites in Mexico, the country’s Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) granted a new deadline to The Walt Disney Company for it to sell  Fox Sports in Mexico, one of the conditions that the Mexican regulator had ordered when it authorized the Disney-Fox merger, officially concluded in March 2019. At first, [...]

Disney to rebrand Fox channels in Latin America as ‘Star’

As reported by several specialized websites in Latin America, Disney plans to rebrand Fox channels in the region as Star as of February 2021. Although no Disney executive has expressed himself on the matter yet, an official announcement with more details is expected for the coming days.  The Star brand is owned by Disney since [...]