Category: TV channels / Content

Bitel strengthens its Peruvian participation and starts offering TV this year

Bitel (Viettel Telecom), a Vietnamese capitals company, plans to expand itself as telecommunications operator in Peru, where it will start offering TV from this year, according to its General Manager, Phan Hoang Viet. According to the executive, the first Bitels Peruvian step will be to offer internet, to later add TV and telephony. In addition, [...]

Claro Brazil’s complaint against Fox and Turner reaches final arguments

Complaint made by Claro Brazil at Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), where it questioned Fox and Turners  direct-to-consumer model, continues its course. The agencys technical area gave a 10 day period for the reported companies to present their final arguments, starting from the allegations reception. Anatel can formulate a technical position until the end of [...]

Brazil has not decided on Disney and Fox merger yet

Brazilian Government has not made a decision on Walt Disney and Fox assets merge yet. Polyanna Vilanova, advisor in charge of Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE), informed Bloomberg that case is still under analysis, and that agency should make a decision before March 17th, deadline on which a 90 day extension would be possible requested. [...]

Cofece would have approved Disney and Fox merger

 As Telecommunications Law Institute (IDET) reported, Economic Competition Federal Commission Plenary (Cofece) analyzed Disney and Foxs merger and would have approved it in last January 31st session. It has transcended that Cofeces  commision for what it makes to markets they had to analyze (movies, DVDs and marketing), they found no reason to worry about possible [...]

Telefonica will produce original series with Telemundo

Telefonica reached a series co-production agreement with Telemundo International Studios through Movistar +, which will thus have original content for its Movistar Series network. Telemundo will have the rights for the US, Movistar + for Spain, and it was not reported who will have them for Latin America. Telefonicas purpose is to produce between 12 [...]

Endemol and Discovery Latin America relaunch MasterChef Mexico

During Natpe 2019, Endemol Shine International and Discovery Networks Latin America came to terms to renew several non-fiction formats broadcasting rights in their new seasons. Among the most prominent is MasterChef Mexico, produced in Latin America by Endemol Shine Boomdog. Cooking reality also renewed its seasons for the two versions  broadcasted in the United States, [...]

VTR subscribers announced a lawsuit after removal of six channels

Chilean Telecommunications company VTR subscribers decided to organize a class action lawsuit against the company, in response to the the removal of six Latin American TV networks from its grid: AMC, El Gourmet, Europa Europa, Film&Arts, Más Chic and Sundance TV. As a replacement, VTR added Azteca Cinema, Antena 3 Cine, Nick Jr, Antena 3 Series [...]

DirecTV signs ad sales deal with Viacom

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has signed an ad sales deal with DirecTV. In this way, Viacom will be the exclusive advertising sales representative of the operator for Argentina and Uruguay. The DirecTV platforms, which include the sports channels DirecTV Sports, DirecTV Sports 2, DirecTV Sports+ and the digital platform, as well as OnDirecTV, and [...]

FNE approves Turner purchase of CDF

Chilean anti-trust regulator FNE approved, with conditions, Turners acquisition of soccer broadcaster Canal del Fútbol (CDF). “This acquisition, given the mitigation measures offered, will not substantially reduce competition, the FNE said in a statement. Through its official website, the FNE said that it approved with mitigation measures in Phase 2 the acquisition agreement through which [...]