Category: Free to Air

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. [...]

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 [...]

TV Aztecas Q1 profits back in the green

TV Azteca released this week its financial results for the first quarter of 2017. The company reported profits of MX$ 404 million (USD 21.5 million), compared to a net loss of MX$ 554 million (USD 29.5 million) for the same quarter of 2016. Net sales for the quarter grew 21% from previous year to MX$ [...]

Canal Uno relaunches in Colombia

The company Plural Comunicaciones -composed by CM &, NTC, RTI and HMTV1- took over the operation of Colombias Canal Uno on May 1. Last November, the National Television Board ceded the concession rights. According to Plural Comunicaciones, for the moment there will be no big changes. The new programming will be ready in the second [...]

Televisa selects Ericsson for HD delivery

Ericsson announced it is implementing a new end-to-end primary distribution system for Televisa in Mexico. The system features Ericsson’s AVP Encoder with the latest HEVC compression module, the MX8400 Multiplexer and many RX8200 HEVC receivers with integrated DVB-S2X de-modulator. This way, Televisa can increase the number of high definition services it distributes while maintaining the [...]

News channel C9N launches in Paraguay

News channel C9N, which is part of SNT group (Albavisión), is now available on free-to-air TV in cities Asunción, Encarnación, Ciudad del Este and Ybytyruzú, and pay TV systems Tigo Star and Claro TV. C9N debuted on Monday, April 17, replacing Paraná TV (PTV) and is the first 24-hour news channel entirely produced in the [...]

Latina to broadcast Peruvian soccer league

Peruvian free-to-air TV channel Latina (canal 2) signed an agreement with Gol TV, the owner of the TV rights, to broadcast 54 games of the national soccer league, starting on April 23. Latina obtained the rights to broadcast the domestic tournament, called Campeonato Descentralizado, over the next five years for USD 15 million. “Gol TV [...]

TVN to premiere second Turkish series

Chilean network TVN announced the premiere on April 24 of Günes, the Turkish series that will be part of the network’s afternoon slot. This new production comes after the success of “Elif”, which ranks second in ratings with an average of 7 rating points. The most-watched show in the afternoon slot is Mega’s fiction, “Amanda”. [...]