Tag Archives: soccer

Fox Sports’ Hernán Donnari: “We are very happy with the results of the Superliga”

During NexTV Series Argentina, Hernán Donnari, EVP of Fox Sports South America, spoke about the challenges in broadcasting the Argentine soccer league, known as the Superliga. According to the executive, the Argentine soccer was “a great bet” that involved “a jump to a land where there were no certainties”. “We had a conviction that Argentine [...]

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 [...]

Without broadcasting matches, Argentine TNT Sports bets on contents about the World Cup Russia 2018

The premium sports channel TNT Sports from Argentina decided to invest in content related with the football FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, despite of not having the rights to broadcast the matches. By doing so, it tries to benefit from the high expectation generated by the tournament to be played since next June 14th. They [...]

DirecTV and TV Cable reach an agreement with GolTV in Ecuador to showcase local soccer

Ecuadorian Pay-TV companies DirecTV and TV Cable already have the GolTV channel in their programming line-up through which their subscribers can view all the matches of the local soccer league. The sports channel is from the basic packages of the operators, for which users will not have to pay any extra cost; while those with [...]

GolTV selected to broadcast Ecuadorian soccer league

Representatives of 24 teams in Ecuador have selected the company GolTV as the winner of the TV rights to broadcast the domestic soccer league, for the next ten years, according to local media. There were four companies interested in the process: DirecTV, GolTV, Teleamazonas and Fox Sports. The representatives had two meetings. In the first [...]

Ecuador’s soccer teams live-stream their matches on YouTube

Due to the legal conflict over the TV rights, Ecuadorian teams Liga de Quito, Barcelona and Emelec decided to live stream their matches for the recent date of the local tournament on their YouTube channels. The match between Barcelona and El Nacional was available on the YouTube channel BSCtv and was produced by Digital Plus. [...]

Pay TV operators to raise price of Premium soccer bundle in Argentina

The largest pay TV operators in Argentina will raise the price of the so-called “Soccer Pack”, which includes TNT Sports and Fox Sports Premium, the TV networks that broadcast all the matches of the local tournament. The subscription price will increase by 10% from AR$ 300 (USD 14.7) to AR$ 330 (USD 16.2). Both Cablevisión [...]

FEF opens new soccer rights tender

The Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) opened “under protest” a new soccer rights tender for the period 2018-2028. According to the justice, the entity has 15 days to carry out the process. The announcement of the opening of the tender was made by the president of FEF, Carlos Villacís, in a conference, with no questions, as [...]

2018 FIFA World Cup: Retailers in Argentina launch promotions to boost TV sales

Big retail chains in Argentina began launching promotions for TV sets, a few months before the start of the FIFA World Cup in June. With the momentum generated by the arrival of the main soccer event, sales are expected to grow by 15%. According to El Cronista newspaper, the most aggressive promotions will be launched [...]