Category: Free to Air

IFT starts investigation on substantial power in radio and TV

Mexico´s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has launched a process to determine the possible existence of economic agents with substantial market power in the radio and television industries. In the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF), the regulator said the investigation is ex officio. The procedure “does not prejudge the existence of substantial power by any [...]

TV Pública and CCTV sign first co-production deal

Televisión Pública Argentina and Chinese broadcaster CCTV announced that they have signed the first co-production agreement between both countries for the production of the series Sorprendente China and its Argentine version Sorprendente Argentina. The deal seeks to “show the cultural and social nuances of two countries geographically distant but close by human and technological relations,” [...]

Canal 1’s audience keeps growing

Colombias free-to-air channel Canal 1 announced that on July 24 it achieved a share of 9.23% and nine of its shows registered above 1 rating point, which represented the best figure recorded since the launch of the new programming, on August 14, 2017. According to the data provided by the channel and based on figures [...]

TV Azteca considers leaving soccer business

TV Azteca CEO Benjamín Salinas said in the Q218 report that soccer costs are becoming “less sustainable” from a financial perspective so the company is evaluating whether to continue or not in this business. “We are obligated to review the soccer business in a comprehensive manner and to evaluate the viability of staying there, the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Latina to broadcast Peru’s qualifiers for 2022 Qatar World Cup

The Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF in Spanish) announced the winners of the TV rights for the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers. Latina will broadcast on free-to-air TV the home games of the national team, while GolTV will air the international matches. Movistar acquired the rights for pay and mobile TV, as the company previously announced. [...]

Chilevisión and TVN increase losses

According to data from the first quarter of 2018, Chilean free-to-air channels Chilevisión (Turner) and TVN increase their losses compared to a year ago, while Mega was the only channel that reported profits. Chilevisión recorded losses of Ch$ 5,790 million (USD 9.1 million) compared to Ch$ 4,940 million (USD 7.8 million) in 2017. TVN reported [...]

Brazil’s Record partners with Vantec to renew its virtual set

The Brazilian FTA TV channel Record signed a contract with the Portuguese technology company Vantec to renew and expand the services of virtual set, tracking and augmented reality for its studios, located in the city of Sao Paulo. Record’s virtual studio now features Stype’s RedSpy infrared tracking system that has cameras with mechanical tracking. The [...]