Telmex’s bid for pay-TV licence stumbles, as appeals court rules against it

30 Jul 2012

Mexican fixed line incumbent Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) has reportedly failed in its legal challenge aimed at forcing the government to award it a concession for the provision of pay-TV services. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, which cites El Universal columnist Maricarmen Cortes, an appeals court has ruled that the Secretario de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) did hold the authority to reject Telmex’s request for a pay-TV licence. This latest decision, it is understood, cannot be appealed, although the report claims that it remains unclear as to whether Mexico’s Supreme Court will take up a separate case which seeks to examine whether the SCT made mistakes in the way in which it denied the concession.

Mexico, Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex)