Monthly Archives: June 2018

Argentina moves forward with short telecommunications law

The Argentine Senate approved the opinion of the “short” telecommunication law, which allows telcos to provide DTH in the country, among other points. The initiative is expected to be addressed next week. The debate of the bill for the promotion and deployment of infrastructure and competition of Tics (this is the official name) began in [...]

Imagen Televisión partners with Pinterest

Mexican broadcaster Imagen Televisión has signed an agreement with Pinterest with the aim of achieving greater and better exposure of both platforms. The agreement includes the promotion of the Pinterest brand on the website of the Mexican channel, as well as on TV. The partnership will start in the show called “Sale el Sol”. The [...]

Bolivia prepares for DTT

Bolivias vice-minister of Telecommunications, Gustavo Pozo, said that the deadline for free-to-air channels to begin their DTT transmissions expires at the end of June. According to Pozo, all VHF channels must start the transition until the end of this month, reported Prensa Latina. The official said there were delays in Customs in the entry of [...]

US Justice Department approves Disney’s acquisition of Fox assets

The Walt Disney Company announced Wednesday that the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the pending acquisition by Disney of 21st Century Fox entertainment assets. As a condition of the deal, the DOJ said that Disney must sell off Fox’s regional sports networks. According to the consent decree, Disney [...]

Orient Hontai Capital completes acquisition of 53.5% stake in Mediapro

China’s Orient Hontai Capital has closed its acquisition of a 53.5% stake in Imagina Media Audiovisual – born from the merger between Mediapro and Globomedia – after obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals. Now, the rest of Imagina’s shareholders are WPP (22.5%) and its founders Tatxo Benet (12%) and Jaume Roures (12%). Roures and Benet will [...]

Sutel approves acquisition of Cabletica by Liberty

Costa Rica’s Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel) has approved the acquisition of Cabletica by Liberty Latin America, announced in February, for CRC 143 billion (approximately USD 250 million). Now, Liberty and Televisora de Costa Rica, the current owner of the operator, must comply with the agreed conditions to conclude the deal, reported local newspaper El Financiero. The [...]

RedeTV! to air the Premier League

Brazilian broadcaster RedeTV! announced that it will air one game per week of the Premier League, one of the most important soccer tournaments in the world. The deal includes games of the 2018/2019 season. RedeTV! signed a sub-licensing agreement with ESPN, which has the rights for pay TV for the next four years. The English [...]

Vivo Play adds more live channels

Vivo (Telefónica) announced the launch of 21 live channels on its Vivo Play platform. In this way, it became the operator with the largest number of live streaming channels in Brazil, the company said in a press release. In total, the platform offers 44 live channels for all type of audiences. There are children’s channels [...]