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Latin American networks select CenturyLink for live World Cup feeds

CenturyLink will transmit international distribution and unilateral feeds in support of this soccer championship to top Latam networks TV Azteca in Mexico, and RCN and Caracol in Colombia, as well as Fox in the U.S. The networks will use CenturyLink’s high quality, broadcast-based Vyvx Solutions to provide diverse routes in the transmission of tournament and [...]

The leading conference on the TV and OTT business comes to Colombia

The main executive of the TV and OTT markets will gather again in the sixth edition of NexTV Series Colombia, the conference organized by Dataxis, which will be held on Thursday, June 7, at the Convention Center of Tequendama Hotel in Bogotá, with the participation of leading companies of the country. The event will address [...]

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 [...]