Tag Archives: RCN

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 [...]

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. [...]

RCN to launch children’s channel on DTT

Colombias RCN will launch on October 9 the new children’s channel Tacho Pistacho, which will be available on the DTT platform. It will include titles such as El Chavo del Ocho, Caillou, Sabrina and Inspector Gadget, among others. “This children’s channel comes to meet a need for entertainment in Colombian families. It’s a new alternative [...]

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 [...]

Colombian pay TV operator Supercable adds Caracol HD

Supercable became the first pay TV operator in reaching an agreement with Caracol to offer Caracols HD channel on its lineup, El Espectador newspaper reported. The announcement came after the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) ordered pay TV operators to refrain from broadcasting RCN and Caracol channels without prior authorization.   Currently, the Caracol HD [...]

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 [...]

RCN, Caracol, Televisa y otras productoras demandan a operadoras de TV paga en ColombiaRCN, Televisa, Caracol and other production companies sue Pay-TV operators in Colombia

En Colombia, distintas productoras de contenidos como RCN, Caracol, Televisa, Telemundo y TV Azteca iniciaron una demanda ante la Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio contra Une (de Empresas Públicas de Medellín, fusionada en la actualidad con Tigo de Millicom). Según informó el diario colombiano El Tiempo, la demanda se extiende también a los operadores DirecTV [...]

ETB de Colombia dará acceso gratuito al OTT de Win Sports a sus clientes de InternetColombia's ETB to provide free access to Win Sports' OTT to its Internet customers

La Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB) de Colombia acordó con el canal deportivo Win Sports (sociedad entre del operador de TV Satelital DirecTV y de la señal de TV abierta RCN) para ofrecerles a sus clientes de Internet el acceso gratuito al OTT Win Sports Online, que transmite en vivo todos los partidos de [...]

El OTT de Win Sports de Colombia tiene más de 50 mil usuariosColombian Win Sports OTT reaches over 50,000 users

El servicio OTT del canal deportivo colombiano Win Sports (del operador de DTH DirecTV y de la señal de TV abierta RCN) superó los 50 mil suscriptores activos antes de cumplir un año, según le comentó el Presidente de RCN, Gabriel Reyes, al diario local Semana. Win Sports Online había sido creado en el segundo [...]