Tag Archives: The Walt Disney Company

Starz sues Disney for using the ‘Star’ and ‘Star+’ brands in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

According to the information reported by the US specialized website The Wrap, Lionsgate, focused on distributing films and TV content, and owner of the US premium TV network Starz and the SVOD OTT Starzplay, has filed this last Monday, June 7th trademark infringement lawsuits against The Walt Disney Company in the Argentine, Brazilian and Mexican [...]

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 [...]

Disney denies to stop airing its children’s channels as of June 25th

After different posts that were published this last Friday, June 4th, regarding that The Walt Disney Company’s children’s channels would stop being broadcasted in Latin America and other regions as of next June 25th, the company chaired by Bob Chapek confirmed that those channels will continue with their broadcasts beyond that date. In addition, the [...]

Disney moves forward on its D2C strategy and plans to shut down 100 linear TV channels this year

Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt Disney Company,  has recently announced that the company will shut down 100 of its linear TV channels on a global scale during the rest of 2021, with the aim of moving forward on its D2C strategy. In Latin America, Disney launched Disney+ in November 2020, and announced the launch [...]

ESPN to broadcast UEFA Champions League’s Final in Latin America with special features for visual disability audiences

The pay TV channel ESPN (The Walt Disney Company) announced that it will broadcast the UEFA Champions Leagues Final this coming Saturday, June 29th, in several countries in the region. For the first time, the channel will air the competition with additional descriptive audio, using secondary audio programming (SAP), with the aim of providing a [...]

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 [...]

WarnerMedia could negotiate for the Copa Libertadores TV rights from 2023

According to the information reported by the Brazilian website UOL, WarnerMedia (AT&T), owner of the TNT Sports channel, intends to negotiate for the Copa Libertadores TV rights in Latin America, for the 2023-2026 period. The news has not been confirmed by any company executive yet. Also, according to UOL, WanerMedia would start negotiations for the [...]

Disney+ adds a new distribution partner in Latin America and is now available for Telecentro’s customers

Argentine pay TV operator Telecentro has announced this last Friday, April 16th, that it has added Disney+ to its offer, so that its customers can access its catalog through their compatible STBs. In addition, since last April 1st, Telecentros customers who have an active service from the company, or with a 60 MB or more [...]

MercadoLibre joins itself as Disney+ distribution partner in Chile

As confirmed from its Chilean official website, the e-commerce company MercadoLibre is now allowing its users to hire the SVOD OTT Disney+, launched by The Walt Disney Company in Latin America last November, directly from the platform in the country. Before implementing this strategy in Chile, Disney+ had already added MercadoLibre as its distribution partner [...]