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AT&T closes Venezuela DirecTV unit due to US sanctions

Wednesday 20 May 2020 | 10:54 CET | News
AT&T has confirmed the closure of its DirecTV Latin America unit in Venezuela in view of US sanctions on the country. In a brief statement, the company said sanctions aimed at ousting the administration of President Nicolas Maduro prevented it from airing channels that are essential to providing its pay-TV services in Venezuela. "Because it is impossible for AT&T's DirecTV unit to comply with the legal requirements of both countries, AT&T was forced to close its pay-TV operations in Venezuela," it said.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: AT&T / DirecTV
Countries: Venezuela
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