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The Supreme Court of Venezuela orders the “occupation” of DirecTV-Pay-TV

May 23, 2020

The Venezuelan Supreme Court has ordered the “occupation and immediate return” of DirecTV, a pay-TV service, after the end of service decided by US multinational ATT, which it owns, has suddenly ceased.

The TSJ “also ordered that the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) immediately take possession of all movable and immovable property, commercial offices, administrative centers, operating and transmission centers, antennas and other devices or systems that are intended to provide the service, by subscription (…) with the support of the Bolivarian National Armed Force, “explains the judiciary in a press release.

A few days ago, the multinational US company ATT surprisingly stopped DirecTV’s service in Venezuela because it was impossible to simultaneously comply with the United States’ sanctions against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the conditions that apply to them Continued work is required in Venezuela.

The Supreme Court of Venezuela orders the “occupation” of DirecTV-Pay-TV
The Supreme Court of Venezuela orders the “occupation” of DirecTV-Pay-TV

The TSJ also prohibits all board members from leaving the country and freezing all of their assets and financial assets.