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Grupo Lauman confirms Fox Sports acquisition in Mexico

Mexican media company Grupo Lauman, chaired by businessman Manuel Arroyo and owner of the telecommunications company Comtelsat and the newspaper El Financiero, confirmed on Friday, May 21st the acquisition of Fox Sports Mexico. However, according to the information reported by El Financiero, the transaction is required to be authorized by Mexican regulators. The sale of [...]

Tubi confirms its plans to develop original productions this year

The AVOD OTT Tubi, officially acquired by Fox last year, and available in Mexico in partnership with TV Azteca, confirmed its plans to produce and release original content this year, including content produced by Fox Entertainment. The platform will give more details on the new releases and will hold a presentation for advertisers next week. [...]

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 [...]