Category: Free to Air

Chilevisión premieres series on science produced by VTR

The free-to-air channel Chilevisión (Turner) has premiered “Por la Razón y la Ciencia”, a new series produced by Fundación VTR. Previously, this initiative was available on platforms VTR on Demand, VTR Play and YouTube. This eight-episode series – hosted by Jani Dueñas – premiered on Chilevisión on Saturday, December 8 and is focused on local [...]

Chilean FTA network UCV TV is now TV+

From this November 21, FTA network UCV TV of Chile stopped calling itself like this to make way for its new denomination TV+. This change of name was already being devised by Media 23 Spa company when it acquired 90% of the channel in mid-2017 (the remaining 10% was kept by Catholic University of Valparaíso). [...]

Argentina’s FTA broadcasters claim for the heavy tax burden

Argentine FTA networks requested “lighten the backpack” in relation to the tax scheme, mainly for those that are paid by services of right management. This request was made within the framework of a meeting of the Association of Argentine Broadcasters (ATA), in which the head of the National Communications Agency (Enacom), Silvana Giudici, was present. [...]

Brazilian TV Globo affiliate in Goiás and Tocantins is not sold and promises a strong investment

Brazilian broadcaster TV Anhanguera, TV Globo network affiliate in Goiás and Tocantins, will not be finally sold. Jaime Camara Group, owner of the stations, didn’t want to continue with the sale process that had been going on for more than 10 months, local media reported. The deal was almost closed and the transfer was going [...]

Elsys sells in Brazil the new STB Full HD for band C with interactive content

Tec Company Elsys is promoting in Brazil their new STB Full HD that allows the tuning of band C TV channels and enjoying interactive content. Its called Totalmax and, for ad campaign, choose local singer Michel Teló. With this new STB, the customer would watch every digital channels, in high and simple definition. According to [...]

Mega to become holding in 2019

Chilean broadcaster Mega, which belongs to the Bethia Group, will be reorganized into a holding company, called Mega Media, which will include its 5 radios, 8 websites, the FTA TV signal and a pay TV channel, as well as new strategy and advertising businesses. Macarena Cerda, Business and Development Director, said that under this new [...]

IFT renews TV Azteca and Televisa concessions

Mexican telecom regulator IFT has renewed the concessions of TV Azteca and Televisa for another 20 years. Both stations reach 93.2% of Mexican households, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). This includes Televisas free-to-air channels Las Estrellas, Canal 5, Canal 9, Foro TV and several local stations. In the [...]

Chile: Government approves TVN’s capitalization

The Budget Office approved a USD 22,3 million capitalization of state-owned broadcaster TVN. The figure is less than the USD 47 million that the Congress approved for the channel in January. The agency reported that it complied with Law 21.085, which authorizes the Treasury to capitalize TVN with USD 22,3 million “for investment projects that [...]

Televisa unveils new original series

Televisa held its 2019 Upfront in Mexico where it revealed its new programming lineup to clients, advertisers and agencies, among others. The event also had the participation of the countrys President-elect Andres Manuel López Obrador. The new content offer will include short and dynamic formats, with a multiplatform approach. Some of the titles are “Fábrica [...]