Category: Free to Air

Crunchyroll debuts linear TV anime block in Brazil

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll announced that it will launch a one-hour programming block on free-to air channel Rede Brasil. It will be available on Saturdays beginning April 21, featuring two shows, Black Clover and Re:Zero. The new programming block, called Crunchyroll TV, will mark the platforms first jump onto linear television. It will air every [...]

Colombia renews Caracol and RCN TV licenses for 10 years

The National Television Board approved the renewal of the TV licenses of the private free-to-air channels Caracol and RCN for a period of 10 years. Each company will have to pay Co$ 128 billion (USD 47 million). The current licenses of both channels end on January 10, 2019. Now, Caracol Televisión and RCN have 15 [...]

TVN reduces losses in 2017

Chilean broadcaster TVN has recorded losses of USD 15 million in 2017, an improvement of 39% compared to the USD 24 million registered in 2016, according to Diario Financiero. In turn, the stated-owned channel reported revenues of USD 84 million, an increase of 6% compared to 2016. During the year, the channel’s administration has carried [...]

Altice acquires rights to broadcast MLB games in Dominican Republic

Altice Dominicana has reached an agreement with Major League Baseball (MLB) to broadcast all the games on free-to-air and pay TV. According to Rafael Pérez, representative of MLB in the country, “the Dominican Republic has the largest number of active MLB players outside the United States than in any other territory, therefore it has one [...]

Canal 13, TVN submit joint bid for Viña del Mar Festival TV rights

Chilean TV networks Canal 13 and TVN submitted a joint bid for Viña del Mar TV rights, for the 2019-2022 period. According to local media, the offer is higher than the one presented by Chilevisión, while Mega decided not to participate in the process. The winner will be officially announced in April. For this tender [...]

Telefe, Mediapro to co-produce new series

Argentine network Telefe (Viacom) and Spains Mediapro Group have signed a deal to co-produce Los Internacionales, a new series based on the book Conexión Bogotá, written by Nahuel Gallotta. A trailer of this new eight-part project will be presented at this years L.A. Screenings. Telefe will air the series in 2019. Los Internacionales will be [...]

Copa Libertadores games to be available on free-to-air TV in 2019

The South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) announced that starting next year matches of the Copa Libertadores tournament will be available on free-to-air TV, in each of the 10 affiliated countries. The entity opened on Tuesday the call for the first TV rights tender process for the 2019-2022 period. This process includes the sale of TV [...]

Caracol Televisión extends Colombia national team rights

Colombian Soccer Federation (FCF in Spanish) and free-to-air broadcaster Caracol Televisión announced the renewal of the TV rights for the country’s national team games in the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. According to El Espectador, the deal is valued at USD 40 million for four years. In addition to the qualifiers, Caracol will [...]

Canal Once unveils its 2018 programming

Canal Once, the Mexican broadcast TV network owned by Instituto Politécnico Nacional, unveiled its 2018 programming, which includes original productions, news shows and sports content. Jimena Saldaña, Canal Onces director, said that “2018 appears as an interesting and dynamic year, due to the large number of events that will take place in the political, sports, [...]

Chile’s Senate approves TVN’s capitalization

The Chilean Senate approved with 23 votes in favor, six against and one abstention the capitalization of public network TVN, which includes an injection of USD 65 million and the creation of a cultural channel. This way, the Senate approved the report of the Mixed Commission. The document had already received approval in the Chamber [...]