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Quibi to shut down seven months after its launch

As officially reported by The Wall Street Journal and other specialized websites, Quibi, SVOD OTT focused on short content for mobile devices, officially launched this year, is considering shutting down seven months after it was officially introduced to the OTT market, last April. With this news, the platform will not be available in Latin America.  [...]

AT&T calls for an auction to sell DirecTV

As reported by the US newspaper New York Post on its web version this Tuesday, October 6th, AT&T continues with its decision to divest itself from DirecTV, and called for a new auction for the DTH operation. The website, however, was not clear when reporting if AT&T intends to sell only DirecTVs operations in the [...]

Quibi explores a possible sale a few months after its launch

As officially reported by The Wall Street Journal this last Monday, September 21st, according to sources close to Quibi, three possible stages for the new platform, recently launched, are being evaluated. The main reason focuses on the poor results that it has been recording since its launch, to which Jeffrey Katzenberg, Co-founder, attributed the Coronavirus [...]

AT&T again exploring a deal for DirecTV

As reported by The Wall Street Journal (TWSJ) this last Friday, August 28th, AT&T is evaluating different options for DirecTV, including a possible sale. According to information from TWSJ, AT&T  and its advisers at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have been in talks with private-equity suitors about the satellite TV unit, some of the people familiar [...]

Univision nears sale to group including former Viacom executive

After, at the end of January, the names of the main interested actors in acquiring Univision Communications Inc were reported, The Wall Street Journal informed last Friday that the investment fund headed by Wade Davis, former Viacom CFO, with Searchlight Capital Partners capitals, is the favorite to complete the operation. According to The Wall Street [...]

Original Apple TV+ films to be available ‘weeks before’ in movie theatres

As reported by The Wall Street Journal on Friday, September 27th, Apple is planning to bring feature-length films to theatres before releasing them on its SVOD OTT service, planned to be launched next November 1st, according to people familiar with the plans. According to what The Wall Street Journal reported, the company has made overtures [...]

Warner Media’s SVOD OTT to be called HBO Max and launched in 2020

Warner Media has officially announced that its SVOD OTT platform will be called HBO Max and will include an original productions catalog, HBO series, Cinemax content and original Warner Bros movies. Friends, Netflix’s second most popular show, will also be part of the content. The platform will be launched next year, and its monthly subscription [...]

Univision contemplates options for a possible sale

Univision Communications indicated today that its board of directors is analyzing strategic options against rumors that indicated a possible sale. The origin of the versions corresponds to an article in The Wall Street Journal, which noted that the company hired Morgan Stanley, Moelis & Company and investment bank LionTree to explore options. Univision warned that [...]