No, not because of the sale.
According to Dan Collins, Space Systems/Loral never builds a satellite on time; it was supposed to be delivered already. We'd have heard about it if the satellite was delivered.
Also, Arianespace, the launch facility that is contracted, never launches a satellite on time. There are still two launches scheduled prior to the DirecTV satellite. It is guessed that because the satellite isn't built, that the launch probably won't take place until early next year.