Tag Archives: Telecommunications Federal Institute

America Movil expects to offer pay TV in Mexico at the end of the year

America Movil expects the Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) to approve the request to offer pay TV in the country. Daniel Hajj, CEO of the company, informed in an analysts conference that they hope to have the license before the end of the year. The executive mentioned that the regulator is making an internal review [...]

Imagen TV to be compulsory broadcast on Mexican pay TV

Mexican TV channel Imagen TV, owned by Grupo Imagen, recorded 51.57% coverage in Mexico and, because of this, pay TV operators must broadcast their content throughout the country, for free and without any technique discrimination to its customers. This measure derives from the precepts established in the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law (LFTR), precisely in [...]

America Movil request authorization to offer pay TV in Mexico again

America Movil sent a formal request to the Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), in which it asks the regulator  to get authorized to enter the TV market in the country again, either via satellite or internet. Some of the arguments presented by the company in the request were that enabling TV access for any of [...]

Fox Sports Mexico begins its sales process

The Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) Plenary approved the candidates proposed by Fox and Disney as Independent Auditor and Disincorporation Agent and, that way, allow Mexican Fox Sports channels sale. With the Agents designation, a six-month period is granted for the sale, extendible in an only opportunity for justified reasons. Once notified, Disney and Fox have [...]

America Movil requests license in Mexico with Claro TV

Newspaper El Economista reported that América Móvil asked the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) for a pay TV license in Mexico through a new subsidiary called Claro TV S.A. de C.V. -same brand that it uses in the region- and not through its mobile subsidiary Telcel (Radiomovil Dipsa), as it had previously transcended The IFT had [...]

Mexican Radio Centro Group to broadcast on FTA with Channel 8

Mexican Radio Centro Groups (GRC) president, Francisco Aguirre Gomez, confirmed that the company will start broadcasts on FTA TV in October, through Channel 8 DTT. Businessman expressed that the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) supported to install its operations center in Cerro de Chiquihuite, CDMX, and in Cerro de Tres Padres, State of Mexico. We already [...]

DAZN could buy Fox Sports Brazil

Sports OTT DAZN, soon to be launched in Brazil, could be one of the  possible candidates to buy Fox Sports in the country, according to Brazilian journalists Eduardo Ohata (Yahoo) and Mauricio Lima (Veja magazine). Fox Sports sale was an Economic Defense Administrative Councils (CADE) decision,  which approved the merger between Fox and Disney but [...]

Disney to buy Fox officially

Early this Wednesday, March 20th, The Walt Disney Company officially acquired 20th Century Fox, in an agreement valued at USD 71,300 million. The merger between the two companies took place after sailing their sports networks in Mexico and Brazil, as ordered by the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) and the Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE). It [...]

IFT requests USD 3.2 million from MVS to broadcast with a FTA channel in CDMX

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) defined that Comband S.A. de CV, a subsidiary to which MVS Comunicaciones transferred its restricted TV concession titles in 2015, must pay a  USD 3.2 million restitution to begin its FTA TV broadcasts in Mexico City and 17 other municipalities of the country through its own digital TV channel. Comband has [...]

IFT approves Disney-Fox merger in Mexico with its sports channels sale

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) approved the agreement between Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox entertainment assets for USD 71 billion, with the condition that both companies agree to sell Fox Sports channels and programming rights in Mexico. Information was given by newspaper El Financiero, which mentions two people with knowledge of the situation. Disney expects [...]