Category: Free to Air

TV Azteca sells U.S. network Azteca America to HC2

Mexicos TV Azteca announced that it has sold Azteca America – the companys broadcast television network focused on the U.S. Hispanic market – to HC2 Network Inc., a subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, a diversified holding company based in New York City. Through this transaction, HC2 Network acquired Azteca America, some rights on part of its [...]

Chile’s TVN reduces losses

Chilean broadcaster TVN reported losses of CH$ 5.4 billion (USD 8.4 million) during January and September of this year. This is 45% less than the CH$ 9.8 billion (USD 15.3 million) from previous year. The data was revealed by TVNs Chairman of the board, Ricardo Solari, in the Science and Technology Commission of the Chamber [...]

Televisa extends deal with NFL

Grupo Televisa announced that it has extended for another three years its contract with the National Football League (NFL). This way, three more games will be played at Estadio Azteca, one each year, until 2021. So far, three NFL games were played in Mexico. The new agreement will allow matches to continue at Estadio Azteca [...]

Canal 1’s audience keeps growing in Colombia

More than 14 million people have already watched Canal 1s new programming since its launch (August 14) and until November 9. According to data from Kantar Ibope Media, in October it closed the month as the third channel with the highest rating in national television. During the first week of November, the channel reported good [...]

The businessman Luksic becomes the owner of 100% of Canal 13 of Chile by buying the part that was missing

Chilean businessman Andrónico Luksic bought 33% of Canal 13 of Chile from Universidad Católica, thus becoming the only owner of the FTA TV station. Luksic had acquired the remaining 67% in 2010 by paying USD 55 million, while now he had to pay USD 10 million. According to the General Manager of TV Medios (Luksic [...]

Mediapro, Turner sign deal for Chile national team TV rights

Turner Chile and Spanish company Mediapro have signed a deal to administer the television and commercial rights of the Chile national soccer team, from 2018 until 2022. This partnership was recently made official when Jorge Carey, CEO of Turner Chile, and Tatxo Benet, managing partner of Mediapro group, signed the agreement at a meeting held [...]

Canal 1’s audience grows in September

Colombia’s new Canal 1 continues to grow in audience. More than 12 million people have tuned in to the channel since its launch on August 14, said the network in a press release. On Thursday, September 28, Canal 1 had its best share since its launch, reaching a 6.27% total among national audiences, which represented [...]

Televisa and TV Azteca win Mexican national team broadcast rights

Mexican broadcasters Televisa and TV Azteca have renewed their exclusive TV rights to broadcast the matches of the Mexican national soccer team for another eight years, the President of Santos Laguna team, Alejandro Irarragorri, announced on Friday. The new deal was approved by 12 votes in favor and four against during the assembly composed of the owners [...]

Lobos Buap signs TV deal with Televisa

Mexican soccer team Lobos Buap has signed a five-year TV deal with Televisa, which will begin broadcasting the matches through its pay TV service SKY Mexico. The information was released during a sports news program on TDN channel (Televisa). Lobos Buap was promoted to First Division this year. The team did not have any broadcast [...]

Televisa extends distribution deal with Intelsat

Satellite operator Intelsat announced that Mexican multimedia company Grupo Televisa will distribute its premium, over-the-air television networks via Intelsats Galaxy satellites to Digital Terrestrial Television stations. Under a new, multi-year and multi-transponder agreement, Televisa will use C-band services on Intelsats Galaxy 16 (located at 99° west) and Galaxy 19 (located at 97° west) satellites to [...]