DirecTV (AT&T) has announced this last Monday, March 8th, that it has opened a new broadcast center in Colombia, for which it made aCOP 43,428 million (more than USD 12 million) investment. As reported by the company, the satellite network, received from Argentina and California, will be distributed to Colombia, Ecuador and the Caribbean.
Located in Tocancipa, Colombia, the broadcast center took a year to be developed and had the support of nine Colombian companies that are experts in logistics, engineering and electricity, who managed to set up the infrastructure, set up the entity, and start it up.
‘Colombia is an excellent place to work. We were able to install our broadcast center in surprising times thanks to the communications infrastructure that the country has, the agility in the import processes and the talent of the human resource’, reported Edgardo Mosca, Technology Projects Director in Latin America at DirecTV .
On the other hand, at the end of February, John Stankey, CEO at AT&T, announced that the company is looking for options to sell the DTH operations in Latin America. This is the first time that an executive from the telecommunications company has made an official statement on this issue. The announcement came after AT&T had sold a percentage of DirecTV’s operations in the US to the TPG Capital investment fund, after weeks of negotiations.