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Chile’s Senate approves TVN’s capitalization

The Chilean Senate approved with 23 votes in favor, six against and one abstention the capitalization of public network TVN, which includes an injection of USD 65 million and the creation of a cultural channel. This way, the Senate approved the report of the Mixed Commission. The document had already received approval in the Chamber [...]

Chile recorded 3.25 million pay TV subs in Q317

According to figures from the most recent report of Chilean regulator Subtel, the pay TV market in the country ended the third quarter of 2017 with 3.25 million subscribers, up 7.5% from previous year. The report revealed that satellite TV systems accounted 50.3% of total subscribers, and cable and IPTV systems the remaining 47.9%. The [...]

Telefónica’s Wayra invests in Zapping TV app

Wayra Chile, Telefónica’s investment arm, added three new firms to its portfolio and made investments of USD 500,000, El Mercurio reported. Among the companies is Zapping TV, the app to watch television online. Zapping TV offers users the possibility to watch different packs of channels for a monthly subscription. The Colombia pack, for example, includes [...]

CDF sale enters final stage

Chile’s National Association of Professional Soccer (ANFP) confirmed it has already received offers for Canal del Fútbol (CDF) network, which holds the broadcast rights to local tournament. Now, the next step will be to evaluate the economic, contractual and qualitative terms of the offers. The ANFP did not mention the name of the interested parties [...]

Chile’s TVN reduces losses

Chilean broadcaster TVN reported losses of CH$ 5.4 billion (USD 8.4 million) during January and September of this year. This is 45% less than the CH$ 9.8 billion (USD 15.3 million) from previous year. The data was revealed by TVNs Chairman of the board, Ricardo Solari, in the Science and Technology Commission of the Chamber [...]

Chile’s Canal 13 launches video streaming service

Chilean broadcaster Canal 13 has launched Loop, its new on demand platform, which includes both old and new shows of the station. Users must register (free of charge) to get access to the content. Loop is a free subscription (SVOD) project that seeks to take advantage of the contents of Canal 13 to get closer [...]

OTT about anime was born in Chile

A new OTT platform focused on Japanese cartoons was launched in Chile a few weeks ago. It is called Código Animé and, for the moment, it is only available to be viewed in that country. The founder, Juan Pablo de la Hoz, told the local newspaper Las Últimas Noticias that only in the licensing of [...]

The businessman Luksic becomes the owner of 100% of Canal 13 of Chile by buying the part that was missing

Chilean businessman Andrónico Luksic bought 33% of Canal 13 of Chile from Universidad Católica, thus becoming the only owner of the FTA TV station. Luksic had acquired the remaining 67% in 2010 by paying USD 55 million, while now he had to pay USD 10 million. According to the General Manager of TV Medios (Luksic [...]

Mediapro, Turner sign deal for Chile national team TV rights

Turner Chile and Spanish company Mediapro have signed a deal to administer the television and commercial rights of the Chile national soccer team, from 2018 until 2022. This partnership was recently made official when Jorge Carey, CEO of Turner Chile, and Tatxo Benet, managing partner of Mediapro group, signed the agreement at a meeting held [...]

Chilean court confirms DirecTV fine for uncertified set-top boxes

The Court of Appeals of Santiago has confirmed the fine of more than USD 1 million imposed on DTH operator DirecTV by the Electricity and Fuels Superintendence (SEC) for the use of uncertified set-top boxes. According to local daily Diario Financiero,  57% of the fine corresponded to a failure to provide the requested information and [...]