Monthly Archives: May 2017

Argentina to expand DTT offer

The head of the Federal System of Media and Public Contents of Argentina, Hernán Lombardi, announced an update on the DTT lineup and the opening of a public tender in November to award new channels. Lombardi recently presented the two stages of the DTT lineup upgrade plan. In the first stage – between June and [...]

Crackle launches on TV Cable in Ecuador

Sony Pictures Television Networks has launched its authenticated SVOD service Crackle in Ecuador in partnership with TV Cable. Through this agreement, clients of the operator will be able to subscribe to the streaming platform, which includes original series and a wide range of blockbuster movies from major Hollywood studios. “Our agreement with TVCable confirms Crackle’s [...]

Brazil moves forward analogue switch-off deadlines

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) announced that the analogue switch-off in Goiânia and 28 other municipalities, scheduled for May 31, will be extended until June 21. According to the president of Anatel, Juarez Quadros, the deadline was extended because it was not reached the 90% of digitalization required to finish the process. . According to data [...]

Net ordered to compensate client with discount

Sao Paulo court ordered Brazil’s main pay TV operator, Net, to compensate a client with a R$ 7.50 (US $ 2.3) monthly discount because it no longer offers free-to-air channels Record, SBT and RedeTV on its lineup. The operator is also obligated to reimburse the client for the money already paid since March 30, once [...]

Brazilian soccer association adopts new broadcast model for friendlies

Brazil’s soccer confederation (CBF) did not reach an agreement with Globo for the TV rights of the next friendly matches of the national team. For this reason, it decided to adopt a new broadcast model. According to Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, CBF will manage the production and broadcast of the matches from now on. [...]

Megacable drops Chivas deal, denounces pressures from Televisa

Mexican cable operator Megacable canceled the promotion it had announced offering its subscribers access to the Liga MX final through Chivas TV platform. The operator said that Chivas disabled the 50,000 codes it had acquired “due to pressures from the television station that owns the broadcast rights” (Televisa). This was announced on Saturday May 27, [...]

Simba cuts TV channels price by 90%

Brazilian company Simba, which is in charge of negotiating with operators the sale of the digital TV channels of Record, SBT and RedeTV, changed its commercial strategy last week offering a 90% “discount” in the price the company demanded two months ago, reported the journalist Daniel Castro in his Noticias da TV column. Former Sky [...]

Televisa beats TV Azteca in ratings during Mexican Liga MX final

Televisa announced that the broadcast of the first leg of Liga MX final, between Tigres and Chivas, registered an average audience of more than 3 million viewers on Canal 5. Mexican media giant said in a statement that it has outperformed its competitor TV Azteca by 20.8%, according to figures from Nielsen IBOPE Mexico. The [...]