Category: Free to Air

TV Azteca adds more anime

Mexicos TV Azteca announced the premiere of Sailor Moon on Monday, August 7 as part of a new anime programming block that includes other Japanese productions such as “Super Campeones” and “Pokemon”. The content will air on Azteca 7 during the afternoon slot. Starting at 3.30 PM the channel will broadcast “Super Campeones”, an hour [...]

Chilevisión to broadcast Chile’s qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

Free-to-air channel Chilevisión (Turner) has secured the rights to broadcast the matches of the Chilean national team during the South American qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The offer is higher than the previous deal”, said Arturo Salah, president of the National Professional Soccer Association [...]

TV Azteca reports 12% growth in ad sales

Mexico’s TV Azteca announced last week its financial results for the second quarter. Net sales for Q217 were MX$ 3,726 million (USD 212.8 million), 9% higher than previous year. Domestic advertising sales grew 12% to MX$ 3,200 million (USD 182.8 million) as a result of the generation of cutting-edge formats that captivated large audiences within [...]

Liberty Media interested in Univision stake

John Malones Liberty Media could be interested in buying a significant stake in Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The US newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that both Malone and Liberty Media CEO, Greg Maffei, met with Univision executives. Univision has been considering offers after the [...]

Chile’s TVN to broadcast Liga MX matches

Chilean broadcaster TVN announced that it will air the 2017-2018 season of Mexico’s soccer league, known as Liga MX, which begins on July 21 with the participation of a several Chilean players. “More and more Chileans are playing in the Mexican tournament and we want to see them in action defending the colors of their [...]

Gama TV and TC agree to pay debt to Ecuadorian Soccer Federation

Free-to-air channels TC Televisión and Gama TV have agreed to pay the debts related to their TV rights for national soccer tournaments, said the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF in Spanish). The channels that own the broadcast rights to the Ecuadorian Football Championship until December 2017 “have committed to make a very important payment to the [...]

Puebla denies acquisition by TV Azteca

Mexican soccer team Puebla denied media reports that it was acquired by TV Azteca. In a statement, Puebla said that TV Azteca did not buy the team but agreed to pay an advance for the broadcast rights, because the economic situation of the team “is complicated.” “About the rumors that have been circulating in some [...]

Mega selects Aldea for delivery of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Aldea Solutions announced that it successfully transmitted the live feeds of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia to free-to-air channel Mega in Chile. The company was selected by Mega to transmit live coverage for the event back to Megas main studios in Santiago, Chile. The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup was held between June 17 [...]

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 [...]