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Claro Video launches on ZEASN smart TVs

Streaming service Claro video is now available on ZEASN-supported smart TV brands including AOC, boosting the streamer’s presence in Latin America. Claro Video, owned and operated by América Móvil, is one of the region’s leading streaming services. It offers a wide range of movies and series, along with access to add-on subscription channels including HBO, […]

America Movil wants US talks to settle pay TV licence dispute

America Movil has said that it wants to meet with US officials over its planned entry into the Mexican pay TV market. The operator, which offers Claro TV in markets including Brazil, wants to enter into its native Mexico with a pay TV offer but this has been met by resistance from US officials who […]

US officials concerned over plans to give America Movil a pay TV licence in Mexico

Officials from the US have reportedly raised concerns to Mexico over plans to allow America Movil to enter the pay TV market in the country. According to sources cited by Reuters, officials including Deputy US Trade Representative (USTR) Jayme White have told Mexico’s Economy Ministry and the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) that the entrance of […]

Liberty Latin America and América Móvil to merge Chile operations

Liberty Latin America and América Móvil have announced an agreement to merge their Chilean operations Claro Chile and VTR in a 50:50 joint-venture. The transaction would combine the pay TV and broadband operations of VTR with Claro Chile’s mobile business. The combined company would have over nine million customers across fixed line, pay TV and […]

Liberty Latin America expands Panama business with Claro Panamá acquisition

Liberty Latin America has announced that its subsidiary business Cable & Wireless Panamá has agreed to purchase América Móvil’s Panama operations. The deal values the Claro Panamá unit at an enterprise value of US$200 million on a cash- and debt-free basis. Claro Panamá ended 2020 with US$157 million of revenue, while the company ended its […]

America Movil confident of acquiring Mexican licence

Carlos Slim’s America Movil is confident of acquiring a broadcast licence for Mexico. While the company offers TV across Latin America, America Movil has been barred providing pay TV in Slim’s native Mexico since state telco Telmex was privatised in the early 90s.  However, as reported by Reuters, the company is growing “increasingly bullish” and […]

Piracy is ‘number three’ TV player in Latin America

The level of pay TV piracy in Latin America means that illicit consumption of content is effectively the ‘number three player’ in the market behind América Movil and DirecTV, according to research by Dataxis. According to the research group, some 7% of households, or 11.8 million consumers, viewed pirated pay TV services in 2016. However, […]

LatAm pay TV subscriber numbers to reach 83.6m

The number of pay TV subscribers in Latin America is tipped to climb from 72.02 million by end-2016 to 83.56 million by 2021, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report claims that Latin America’s top two pay TV operators will account for nearly half the region’s pay TV subscribers by the end of […]

América Móvil increases majority stake in Telekom Austria

América Móvil has increased its stake in Telekom Austria by about 8.68% to take its holding to 59.7% as a result of a public tender offer that expired last Thursday. Upon settlement of the shares that participated in the offer during an additional acceptance period, América Móvil will, directly and indirectly, hold 264,470,131 shares in […]

America Movil takes majority stake in Telekom Austria

Latin American telco America Movil has upped its stake in Telekom Austria to a majority 50.8% after agreeing to buy some €743.4 million-worth of shares in the European operator. Announcing the deal this morning, Telekom Austria said that America Movil had agreed to buy 103.98 million shares representing approximately 23.47% of the share capital of […]