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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 [...]

Fox selects Auditsa for ad tracking

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Latin America announced that it has selected Auditsa to analyze and monitor advertising campaigns in Colombia, Mexico and Argentina, starting May 1. Auditsa is a Mexican company with more than a decade of experience in media auditing and monitoring and has its own technology based on digital processes that recognize audio [...]

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 raises prices in Colombia

Netflix has announced an increase in the prices of its service in Colombia. The price of the two-screen plan will increase from Co$22,900 (USD 8.16) to Co$ 24,900 (USD 8.90), ), while the Premium option (four screens) will rise from Co$ 28,900 (USD 10.3) to Co$ 32,900 (USD 11.7). The basic plan will remain at [...]

ETB reduces losses by 49% in 2017

Colombia’s Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB) reported net losses of Co$130 billion in 2017 (USD 46.3 million), an improvement of 49% compared to previous year. The financial performance data was announced by ETB’s President, Jorge Castellanos Rueda, at the General Assembly of Shareholders, held last week. The executive said that in 2017, Ebitda grew [...]

Colombia to move forward with DTT transition during soccer World Cup

Colombias National Television Authority (ANTV) wants to take advantage of the soccer world cup, the event that drives the sale of TV sets, to inform the population about the advantages of DTT, said in an interview with La República, the director of the National Television Authority (ANTV), Angela Maria Mora. The analog switch-off is scheduled [...]

Netflix announces third original Colombian series

Netflix began principal photography last week on its third Colombian original series, Distrito Salvaje, which is produced by Dynamo (Narcos, El Chapo). It will be available to Netflix members in the Americas in 2018. The 10-episode series was created by Cristian Conti (7 Años, La Cara Oculta) and will follow the story of Jhon Jeiver [...]

RTVCPlay to launch new original content

Colombian free access OTT service RTVCPlay will launch new original content, which will be added to the catalog during the second half of 2018, RTVCPlay Director, Rodrigo Holguin Alfaro, told NexTV News Latam. The executive will participate in the next edition of NexTV Series Colombia & Andean, which will be held on June 7 at [...]

Colombia: TV manufacturers expect sales boost during FIFA World Cup

The main TV manufacturers in Colombia expect the Soccer World Cup to boost sales in the country, as it usually happens during big sporting events. Samsungs Audio and Video Director in Colombia, Marlon Acuña told local media El Colombiano that the sales of the brand in 2018 could increase by up to 48%. Samsung leads [...]

Caracol Televisión extends Colombia national team rights

Colombian Soccer Federation (FCF in Spanish) and free-to-air broadcaster Caracol Televisión announced the renewal of the TV rights for the country’s national team games in the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. According to El Espectador, the deal is valued at USD 40 million for four years. In addition to the qualifiers, Caracol will [...]