Category: TV channels / Content

Nat Geo Kids acquires rights to animated series “Pablo”

Nat Geo Kids Latin America announced that it has acquired Pablo, the first kids series featuring a main character with autism spectrum disorder. It will be available in the region during April in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day. The company made the announcement of this new acquisition during Kidscreen 2018. Pablo is a unique [...]

ESPN secures pay TV rights in Latin America for ATP World Tour 500 tournaments

ESPN, ATP and ATP Media have reached a multi-year agreement for broadcast rights throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean to all thirteen ATP World Tour 500 events. The new agreement includes full exclusivity for pay TV and co-exclusive digital rights alongside the ATPs online streaming service. The announcement was made by Tim Bunnell, senior [...]

BBC Worldwide signs first format deal in Uruguay

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, announced the companys first format deal in Uruguay with free-to-air broadcaster Canal 10 for El Gran Uruguayo, a series based on the UK format Great Britons. The Greats format has been sold to over 20 countries since the series launched on the BBC in 2002. In this [...]

Telefónica to launch Movistar Series channel in Latin America

Telefónica announced that it will launch the new Movistar Series channel in Latin America, which will include the companys original productions, as well as a selection of Latin American content. It will be available through the Movistar TV and Movistar Play platforms. In this way, the Movistar+ original series will arrive to 12 countries in [...]

Canal Sony confirms acquisition of American Idol in exclusive for Latin America

Canal Sony announced that it has signed a deal with FremantleMedia International to air in Latin America the new season of American Idol, the iconic series that had a profound effect on the music industry. This way, the show, which is set to launch on ABC (US) in March 2018, will return to Canal Sony [...]

Viacom, CBS form committees to consider merger

Viacom and CBS Corporation, both controlled by Sumner Redstone, said last week that their boards of directors have established special committees of independent directors to evaluate a potential combination. The companies split in 2005 and now are exploring the idea of merging again, after 13 years. There can be no assurance that this process will [...]

National Geographic unveils new programming block

National Geographic launches on Monday, February 5, the new programming block #NG PWR!, created by and for millennials. It is available from Monday to Friday, at 10:30 p.m. (Colombia) and at 11 p.m. in the rest of Latin America, on TV, the Nat Geo Play app, Facebook (@natgeola) and YouTube (natgeola). #NG PWR! includes five [...]

Telefórmula to broadcast wrestling in Mexico

Mexican wrestling organization, the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) announced that as of Sunday, February 11, wrestling transmissions will be available on Telefórmula network (Grupo Fórmula). This way, “the fans of the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre will have one more space to enjoy this exciting world,” the CMLL said in a statement posted [...]

Vorterix arrives on Cablevisión Flow with Cosquín Rock festival

Argentinas largest pay TV operator Cablevisión will broadcast the 2018 edition of the Cosquin Rock festival. The event will be available on TV and Flow multi-screen platform through the Vorterix.com network, which once the festival is over will remain available on channel position 505. The Cosquín Rock 2018 will be held on Saturday 10 and [...]

Fox Sports interested in soccer TV rights in Ecuador

Fox Sports informed the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) that it intends to participate in a new tender for TV rights. This week, the FEF said that the Justice revoked the precautionary measures against the agreement with GolTV. However, the federation must open a new tender. In a statement, the FEF reported that it obtained “the [...]