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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 [...]

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 [...]