BUENOS AIRES, Argentina-Sky decided to close its offices in Argentina as the current economic difficulties facing the country have led to a deep decline in the company’s customer base. Since last year, Sky’s customer numbers have fallen dramatically, from 80,000 to its current 45,000 customers. In Chile, although there has also been a decrease in customers, from 90,000 to 60,000, the company is not considering withdrawing its operation there for the foreseeable future.
At first, Sky Argentina had Telecom Argentina as its local partner, but due to legal obstacles that surfaced before the commercial launch, Telecom withdrew its association with Sky. This left the company without a local associate and in the hands of News Corporation, Brazilian company O’Globo and Mexican company Televisa.
Now the only company that offers a television-direct-to-home service in Argentina is DirecTV, which has around 175,000 customers, and whose local partner Grupo Clar