Category: Free to Air

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 [...]

Argentina’s TV Pública to pay USD 8 million for 2018 World Cup rights

State-owned channel TV Pública of Argentina will pay USD 8 million to broadcast 32 of the 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reported local daily La Nación. The offer includes all the matches of the national team, in addition to the opening match, two quarterfinals, the semifinals and the final. The [...]

Azteca Trece transforms into Azteca Uno

On January 1, Azteca Trece completed its transition into Azteca Uno. The migration process began a year ago when the station began to be available on channel 1 on free-to-air TV and pay TV systems, the company explained in a press release. Azteca said the channels programming will maintain the “favorite” contents of the audience [...]

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 [...]