Tag Archives: Caracol

Viacom signs new distribution deals in Latam

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Americas has announced new distribution deals for its original content with leading SVOD, pay TV and FTA broadcasters via newly-expanded production and distribution division, Viacom International Studios (VIS). Fox Networks Latin America has acquired the rights to Animal, a thriller from Argentine broadcaster Telefe, for distribution in its multiple linear [...]

Fox Sports and Caracol show interest in the premium channel that Colombian soccer league is planning to launch

The sports channel Fox Sports (Fox) and the FTA TV channel Caracol contacted the Major Division of Colombian Soccer (Dimayor, by its initials in Spanish), entity responsible for directing the local soccer league. They are both interested in launching the new premium channel that the organization is planning to have. This wasnt officially announced, but [...]

Colombia renews Caracol and RCN TV licenses for 10 years

The National Television Board approved the renewal of the TV licenses of the private free-to-air channels Caracol and RCN for a period of 10 years. Each company will have to pay Co$ 128 billion (USD 47 million). The current licenses of both channels end on January 10, 2019. Now, Caracol Televisión and RCN have 15 [...]

Netflix announces second Colombian original series

Netflix announced its second Colombian original series, Siempre Bruja, which will debut exclusively on the platform around the globe in 2019. Composed of ten one-hour episodes and shot entirely in 4K, this young adult drama will be produced by Caracol Television. Inspired by the novel Yo, Bruja by Isidora Chacon, the show is slated to [...]

Industry leaders to debate the future of TV at NexTV Colombia

NexTV Series Colombia & Andean 2017 will gather, on November 30 at the JW Marriott hotel in Bogota, more than 40 executives from leading TV, OTT and online video companies to discuss the industry trends. DirecTV, Claro, Telefonica, TigoUne, Sony Pictures Television, Fox and HBO are among the companies that will participate in the event. [...]

Two Caracol series added to Claro Video

Claro Video (América Móvil) has added to its catalogue two successful series produced by Caracol Televisión and distributed by Caracol Internacional. These are Las Muñecas de la mafia (The Mafia Dolls) and “El Cartel” (The Cartel), which have already been broadcasted in several countries in Latin America. The first one, “The Mafia Dolls”, has already [...]

Caracol, RCN HD channels to return to pay TV

The Superior Court of Bogotá has ordered private national TV networks RCN and Caracol to allow free retransmission of their HD signals on pay TV services, which will no longer need prior approval to include them in their lineups. This is a second instance ruling in the process for unfair competition initiated by the Superintendency of [...]

SIC from Colombia rules in favor of RCN, Caracol in dispute with pay TV operators

The Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) from Colombia ruled in favor of the private channels RCN and Caracol in its conflict with pay TV operators América Móvil, Telefónica, DirecTV, ETB and UNE.   According to SIC, operators cannot broadcast Caracol and RCN signals, in SD and HD, without prior authorization. Both channels had initiated [...]

Andean Community supports RCN and Caracol in dispute with pay TV operators

  The Court of Justice of the Andean Community (CAN in Spanish) has established that pay TV operators in Colombia must be authorized by RCN and Caracol to broadcast their signals in HD. Thus, the international body confirmed the decision previously taken by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC).   According to the Andean [...]

Caracol Next reached more than 200 million video playbacks in the last month

  Caracol Televisións digital unit called Caracol Next reported the success of one of its first ventures: the development of digital audiovisual content in short format. In May, it reached more than 200 million playbacks, of all its brands in various platforms.   For this initiative the company launched eight purely digital products: [...]