Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has announced the release of three executives at DirecTV, a satellite communications operator owned by the US conglomerate ATT, and as a result has decided to resume broadcasting in the country after a three-month blackout. ‘
“An agreement has been reached with the private company that will manage DirecTV’s public services and DirecTV began reconnecting in Venezuela yesterday,” Maduro said on television statements late Friday. “In compliance with national laws and regulations,” he added.
Executives Héctor Rivero, Carlos Villamizar and Rodolfo Carrano, accused of fraud, boycott and destabilization of the economy, have been fired from the headquarters of the Intelligence Police in Caracas and are “all at home,” according to his lawyer Jesús Loreto reported this Saturday a message collected by Bloomberg.
Hours earlier, investment firm Scale Capital reported that it had reached an agreement with DirecTV Latin America LLC to take over operations in Venezuela, thereby restoring satellite television service in the country.