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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, [...]

RCTV is now available as an OTT

The Venezuelan FTA TV channel Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), closed in 2007 under the Hugo Chavez Government, launched in the last few hours a new OTT, which brings together a catalog with its best historical and original content. The platform is available globally through its web version, as well as on the App Store, Play [...]

Conatel takes control of DirecTV facilities in Venezuela

The Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) requested that countrys National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) to take immediate control of all movable and immovable property, commercial offices, administrative headquarters, operations and broadcasts center, antennas and any other type of facilities intended to provide DirecTV Venezuelas subscription service (AT&T), together with the Bolivarian National Armed Forces. The [...]

AT&T closes DirecTV operations in Venezuela

This Tuesday, AT&T  announced that it has closed its DirecTV Latin America operations in Venezuela, effective immediately. In an official statement, the company reported that the US governments sanctions on Venezuela have prohibited the broadcast of Globovision and PDVSAs TV channels, both of which are required under DirecTVs license to provide pay TV service in [...]

Pluto TV is now available in Latin America

ViacomCBS announced that its AVOD OTT Pluto TV is now available in 17 Latin American countries. The platform has been launched in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador, Uruguay and Venezuela. In Brazil, the OTT will be launched at the end of [...]

Venezuelan Government confirms that the Venesat-1 satellite stops providing telecommunications services

The Venezuelan Government has officially confirmed that the Venesat-1 satellite, on which the CANTVs DTH operations were developed, will not provide telecommunications services anymore due to a failure.  Made by the Chinese company Great Wall Industry Corp and launched in 2008 from the Asian country, Venesat 1 had a useful life of 15 years, with [...]