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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 [...]

IFT grants new deadline for Disney to sell Fox Sports in Mexico

Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) officially reported this Wednesday, August 4th, that it has granted a new deadline for Disney to sell Fox Sports operations in the country, according to what the Mexican regulator established to approve the merger between The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox, which took place in March 2019. The [...]

Fox Sports directs its sale in Mexico

As reported by the Mexican website Mediotiempo, Fox Sports would already have a buyer in Mexico. The channels sale  in the country is one of the requirements imposed on The Walt Disney Company by the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) to approve Disney-Fox merger, which took place in March last year.  According to information given by [...]

IFT cancels Fox Sports sale in Mexico for three months

The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) granted The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox a three-month suspension of the divestment period to sell Fox Sports in Mexico. The selling order is one of the requirements imposed on March 11th, 2019 to authorize the Disney-Fox merger. The period granted for the process expires on May 1st [...]

IFT renews Totalplay concession until 2055

The Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) renewed the Totalplay concession for an additional 30 years period, effective from next October 17th, 2025. The extension will allow the Salinas Group company to continue providing triple play services for the Mexican residential market. As reported by Forbes Mexico, the Salinas Group company reported that the concession renewal [...]

IFT could apply fines on pay TV channels for exceeding advertising time limit allowed

The Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute has confirmed that Mexican Pay TV channels are exceeding the advertising time limit, which is six minutes per hour during their broadcasts. Therefore, the regulatory body may apply a fine, as established by the Mexican Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law (LFTR). On December 5th, 2019, executives from Izzi, Sky Mexico, [...]

Televisa gets legal resource against Disney-Fox merger in Mexico

Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa has won a federal injunction against Walt Disney Cos acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox Incs assets in Mexico, a Televisa representative said on Thursday, a move that could at least temporarily stall the deal. Televisa said that the Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), regulator that supervises the merger agreement in Mexico, [...]

Fox Sports to stop broadcasting from Uruguay

As reported by the Uruguayan newspaper El Observador and other media in the country, the Uruguayan version of Fox Sports will stop broadcasting in the country after five years. According to the newspaper, the decision is due to a change in business strategy, following the acquisition of the international TV network by the Disney company [...]

Mediapro makes an offer to buy Fox Sports in Brazil

As reported by UOL through the journalist Ricardo Feltrin, the Spanish company Mediapro made a formal offer to buy Fox Sports in Brazil, which belongs to The Walt Disney Company. The transactions value has not been reported up to now, but, according to the journalist, the market estimates that Fox Sports channels (in Brazil) are [...]