Tag Archives: TV Azteca

TV Azteca launches app for “La Academia”

TV Azteca has launched the new mobile application TV Azteca Conecta, which allows the audience to interact with the musical reality show “La Academia”. A few days after the debut of the show, the app registered 150,000 downloads and more than one million videos and live content were already played on the platform. The app [...]

TV Azteca considers leaving soccer business

TV Azteca CEO Benjamín Salinas said in the Q218 report that soccer costs are becoming “less sustainable” from a financial perspective so the company is evaluating whether to continue or not in this business. “We are obligated to review the soccer business in a comprehensive manner and to evaluate the viability of staying there, the [...]

Megacable to launch mobile telephony service

Megacable will start offering mobile telephony as a virtual operator by the end of 2018 or the beginning of next year. It will use the country’s ‘Red Compartida’ (shared network) developed by Altán Redes, said Enrique Yamuni, CEO of the company, in an interview with El Universal. The Mexican operator will complete this way its [...]

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 [...]

TV Azteca Q118 net profit down 56%, sales up 12%

TV Azteca announced its financial results for the first quarter 2018. The company registered net profit of MX$ 173 million (USD 9.1 million) compared to MX$ 398 million (USD 21 million) for the same quarter of 2017. Net sales for the quarter were MX$ 3,427 million (USD 181 million), up 12% from previous year. The [...]

Mexico’s TV Azteca acquires Dori Media format “Lalola”

Dori Media Group announced that it has signed an agreement with TV Azteca for the local version of Lalola, the 150-episode series that was originally produced in 2007 and was sold to more than 120 countries worldwide. Dori Media will have exclusive distribution tape rights for the new remake. Lalola was first aired in Argentina [...]

TV Azteca reports 7% net sales growth in Q417

TV Azteca announced its financial results for Q417. The company reported net sales of MX$ 4,005 million (USD 215 million), 7% higher compared to the same quarter of last year. “The content generated during 2016 and 2017 has given good results and today the audience recognizes the moment of TV Azteca with greater viewership and [...]

TV Azteca sells U.S. network Azteca America to HC2

Mexicos TV Azteca announced that it has sold Azteca America – the companys broadcast television network focused on the U.S. Hispanic market – to HC2 Network Inc., a subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, a diversified holding company based in New York City. Through this transaction, HC2 Network acquired Azteca America, some rights on part of its [...]

TV Azteca net sales up 7% in Q317

Mexicos TV Azteca presented its financial statement for the third quarter of 2017 in which it reported net sales of MX$ 3,459 million (USD 180.6 million), up 7% from previous year. The company reported a net loss of MX$ 307 million (USD 16 mllion), which represents a recovery of 84% compared to the previous year. [...]

Televisa and TV Azteca discuss multiscreen strategies

During the first day of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, the leading conference held on October 3 & 4 in Mexico City, executives of the main Mexican networks, Televisa and TV Azteca, discussed the transition to OTT and the importance of producing multiscreen content. Diego Leonel de Cervantes, Chief Digital Officer of TV Azteca, [...]