Category: TV channels / Content

Wapa channels return to DirecTV Puerto Rico

Hemisphere Media Group announced that Wapa Television and Wapa Deportes have been restored to DirecTV customers in Puerto Rico as of June 14, 2018, after the two companies reached a new multi-year retransmission consent agreement. In early May, DirecTV decided to withdraw both channels from its programming lineup, after negotiations to renew the contract did [...]

Izzi launches exclusive sports channel

Mexican triple play operator Izzi (Televisa) announced the launch of the new sports channel Afizzionados, which will be available from the first week of July exclusively for subscribers. It will include contents of Liga MX and national and international sports. Afizzionados will broadcast the home games of Tigres, as well as special programs dedicated to [...]

PCTV signs deal with SES to expand presence in Latin America

PCTV (Productora y Comercializadora de Televisión) has signed a multi-year agreement with SES to distribute its TV channels to cable networks in Central and South America via the recently launched SES-14 satellite, which will initiate commercial services in September. Under the agreement, PCTV will deliver some of its most popular TV channels to cable providers, [...]

Tigo Paraguay expands sports offering

Tigo (Millicom) announced the launch Tigo Sports+ in Paraguay, which joins the flagship channel (Tigo Sports) of the company. It will be part of all the operator’s pay TV platforms (cable, UHF and DTH) in standard and HD quality, for clients with plans that include the local soccer championship. “We are happy to announce, after [...]

Discovery adds Food Network to its Latam portfolio

Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic (DLA/USH) announced that Food Network, as well as outstanding programming from the recently acquired Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI), are now part of Discoverys portfolio in the region. This way, DLA/USH’s portfolio now includes 12 networks: Discovery Channel, Discovery Kids, Discovery Home & Health, Animal Planet, TLC, ID, Food Network, Discovery [...]

Comcast expands international channel offerings

The US’s largest cable operator, Comcast, announced that it has expanded the number of international channels that are available to Xfinity TV customers by including 42 networks, among them Brazils Globo and Record TV. Coupled with the recent addition of Sling International on X1 platform, the new international experience on X1 now includes over 415 [...]

Mediaset partners with MGE

Mediaset Distribution has signed a new partnership with with Esperanza Garay CEO of MGE (Mega Global Entertainment), an independent distributor of series, telenovelas, formats and original productions from Chile and Colombia. The official announcement will be made at Natpe Budapest, which will take place from June 25 to 28. Mediaset will distribute MGE catalogue and [...]

Court suspends MLB broadcasts in the Dominican Republic

A court of first instance suspended, temporarily, the broadcasts of the major leagues in the Dominican Republic, available through Altice, until a legal dispute between the MLB and the Telemicro group, former owner of the rights, is resolved. In March this year, MLB announced an agreement with Altice, which in turn handed transferred the TV [...]

Turner leads Latam audience

Turner Latin America announced that its portfolio of brands ranked number 1 in audience among all pay TV groups in the region during the first four months of the year, according to data from Kantar Ibope Media. The company said that it has three brands -Cartoon Network, TNT and Space- among the 10 most watched [...]