Category: General TV

RCA launches new 32-inch Android TV in Argentina

RCA is launching the first Smart TV in conventional size in Argentina, with Android as operating system and compatible with Google Play and Google Assistant. The device is also integrated with Chromecast and includes the  voice command feature from the remote control. It will be initially marketed with 32 and 40-inches screens. As detailed above, [...]

Mega becomes Megamedia holding company

Chilean group Mega became from last April 1st the Mega Media Holding, a brand that brings together its FTA, pay TV, radio and websites areas and will offer new strategic opportunities to its customers. Megamedias brand puts together all the group’s platforms such as Mega Network, Mega HD, Mega Plus and Etc TV channels; radios [...]

TV Cultura to affiliate with two channels in Brazil

Brazilian channel TV Cultura has affiliated itself with  networks TV Maranhense -from Maranhãos state-, and TV Diversa, from Belo Horizonte, with the aim of expanding its national  reach. The channels records 1.6 and 1.4 million subscribers respectively. The agreement provides that, from last March 31st, TV Maranhense takes digital channel 17.1 and TV Diversa is [...]

FTA leads Chilean audience in 2018

Chilean National Television Council (CNTV) published the results of its report TV Consumption 2018, which shows that Free-to-Air TV (FTA)  was the most watched media in the country. According to the report, last year, each person consumed an average of 1,286 hours of TV, which means approximately 3, 31 daily hours average. All figures mentioned [...]

CinemaChile expands CNTV series internationally

Chilean National Television Council (CNTV) announced a strategic alliance with CinemaChile to promote local series in international markets. The aim of the agreement is focused on CinemaChile to support this initiative’s diffusion and promotion in markets such as Mipcom (France) and Conecta Fiction (Spain), which will be focused in Chile this year. In addition, CNTV [...]

Conatel will enforce cable companies to follow Organic Telecommunications Law

A motion presented by Deputy David Chávez, whose purpose was to make the Honduran National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) make it compulsory for  cable companies to follow TV channels frequencies, as required by Organic Telecommunications Law, was approved. In case of no response after submitting this motion, my initiative would also be to name  a Commission [...]

Telefonica grows in OTT and IPTV and loses DTH subscribers

According to the 2018 results report presented by Telefonica, the company recorded 945 thousand OTT subscribers and had a 835 thousand clients growth in IPTV and cable TV. Totally, in addition to OTT subscribers, the company added 408 thousand net in pay TV last year. Telefonica considers Latin American and European Movistar Plays app customers [...]

Disney would sell Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico

Finance media Bloomberg reported that, according to people close to the discussion, Walt Disney Company would sell Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico, but it did not give major details on the operation. Bloomberg reported that  Disney has already agreed Fox Sports sale in Brazil with the  Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE), which had already [...]

Disney and Fox must decide on their merger tomorrow

Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) established this Friday 15th, February as the deadline for Disney and Fox to present a final manifestation for its merger process trial, according to what Brazilian Diário Oficial da União reported.    CADE already had pronouncements from Sky, Telefonica, Net, Claro and the rest of pay TV operators. Brazilian National [...]

Televisa asks to take part in Disney-Fox merger

Televisa Group presented a lawsuit against Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) in November 2018, to take part in Disney-Fox authorization process merger in Mexico as an interested party. On September 26th, the company denied Mexican group to participate in merger process. Televisa expresses its proposal to become an interested party within file UCE/CNC-001-2018, citing a number [...]