Tag Archives: Venezuela

Setplex and VIVOplay announce joint venture for OTT services in Latin America

Provider of flexible, end-to-end solutions for OTT service providers Setplex has announced this last Tuesday, June 8th that it has entered into a joint venture with VIVOplay, a leading virtual multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) based in Caracas, Venezuela, to deliver the Setplex end-to-end OTT platform capabilities with VIVOplay channels to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) [...]

Simple TV may add Disney and HBO premium content on its packages

In an interview with the local website Efecto Cocuyo, Maria Elisa Alvarez, Marketing Director at the Venezuelan DTH Simple TV (which previously operated as DirecTV in the country) reported that the operator plans to strengthen its content catalog with new premium options, including channels such as HBO, ESPN and Star, a brand that, as of [...]

Conatel rejects values of Simple TV packages in Venezuela

As reported through his official Twitter account by the Venezuelan journalist specialized in telecommunications Armando Espinoza, the countrys Comision Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Conatel) rejected prices presented by the Scale Capital investment fund, to start marketing Simple TV, name recently adopted for DirecTV operations in Venezuela. As reported by Espinoza, Conatel requested to reduce the values [...]

DirecTV to operate in Venezuela as ‘Simple TV’

After AT&T confirmed last May its decision to cancel DirecTVs operations in Venezuela, finally, the DTH, acquired last August by the Scale Capital firm, will change its name and will be renamed as Simple TV. Those who were DirecTV subscribers have reported that the Simple TV menu was already displayed on their STBs. The new [...]

OneFootball acquires rights to broadcast the Bundesliga in South America

OneFootballs app and website, focused on sports news and results monitoring, announced on September 30th it has acquired the rights to broadcast the German Football League (Bundesliga) in several South American countries for free. The company made the announcement days after acquiring the rights also for Brazil. With the news, the Bundesliga matches are available [...]

DirecTV Venezuela to able new channels soon

As reported by the Venezuelan journalist Arnaldo Espinoza on his official Twitter account this last Sunday, September 20th, DirecTV Venezuela is close to making new channels available. According to the information reported by the journalist, ESPN2 and HBO will soon join the DTH programming grid. Scale Capital is the legal representative in charge of DirecTV [...]

AT&T continues searching buyers for Vrio

As reported by Bloomberg last September 9th, AT&T is failing to attract potential buyer interest for Vrio, the company’s unit that controls DirecTV’s operations in Latin America and Sky in Brazil, and has been involved in the process for about four months. Similarly, and as reported by The Wall Street Journal last August 28th, the [...]

Scale Capital agrees to buy DirecTV in Venezuela

The Scale Capital firm announced this last August 14th an agreement to acquire DirecTV Venezuela (AT&T). The news was confirmed by Scale Capital through a press release. In addition, Scale Capital reported that the agreement allows immediate service to more than 2 million families who were subscribers of DirecTV Venezuela. On its quarterly results report [...]

Vrio, AT&T unit that controls DirecTV operations in Latin America and Sky Brazil, loses almost 3 million subscribers in Q2

On its Q2 2020 results report presentation, AT&T reported 10.7 million subscribers to Vrio, unit that concentrates DirecTV’s operations in Latin America and Sky Brazil. The figure includes the companys DTH and DirecTV GO (OTT) customers. In addition, the company reported that, when canceling its operations in Venezuela, last May, DirecTV recorded 2.2 million subscribers [...]

Cantv confirms that its DTH offer will be active again in Venezuela

Gabriela Jimenez, Head of the Compañia Anonima Nacional Telefonos de Venezuela (Cantv) announced that the company’s pay TV offer via DTH will operate again in Venezuela. The executive confirmed the information in the TV program Cafe en la mañana, broadcast on the Venezuelan FTA TV channel VTV (Venezolana de Television). The service, called Cantv Satelital, [...]