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IFT from Mexico approves Televisa – Univisión merger

The merger of the Mexican channels Televisa and Univisión was finally approved by the Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT). This way, the Televisa Group will obtain a value of USD 4.8 billion and 45% of the shares of the union, becoming its largest shareholder. Last April, the two companies requested the authorization of [...]

Fox Sports Mexico to continue with its same brand name after being acquired by Grupo Lauman

After, at the end of May, the media conglomerate Grupo Lauman, chaired by businessman Manuel Arroyo, acquired Fox Sports operations in Mexico, Arroyo, CEO of the company, was interviewed by Mexican website Expansion, where he gave details about the Group’s ideas for Fox’s sports business in the country, which will keep the same name after [...]

IFT allows Grupo Lauman to acquire Fox Sport’s business in Mexico

The Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), entity that regulates the telecommunications market in Mexico, has officially announced this last Tuesday, June 8th, that it has allowed the Lauman Group to acquire Fox Sports Mexico, which belonged to The Walt Disney Company. Up to now, the Group has not expressed itself on the plans it has [...]

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 [...]

IFT denies new deadline for Disney to sell Fox Sports in Mexico and final term is today

Mexican Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) has officially announced this last Thursday that it denied having granted The Walt Disney Company an additional term to sell Fox Sports operations in the country, a necessary requirement to allow the Disney-Fox merger, which took place in March 2019. Taking into account this decision, and according to what [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Argentine Government suggests to cancel Disney-Fox merger in the country

According to several specialized websites in Argentina, a judgment from the countrys Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia (CNDC) recommended the Secretaria de Comercio to cancel the Disney-Fox merger in Argentina. The main reason is that, according to the CNDC, it is estimated that the operation may restrict or distort competition, so it advises [...]

IFT grants new deadline to sell Fox Sports in Mexico until December 4th

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) officially reported last Monday that it had granted a new deadline for the sale of Fox Sports México, one of the requirements that the regulator had established to approve the Disney-Fox merger, officially concluded in March 2019.  Initially, the IFT had given Disney a six-months period to find a buyer [...]