Monthly Archives: March 2020

Univision now available in Latin America

As reported last January, Televisa and Univision have officially announced a distribution agreement for the Univision linear channel, which, since March 30th, is available in all Latin American countries, except from Brazil.  As detailed in the announcement, the Latin American version of the US Hispanic channel is distributed in the region by Televisa Networks and [...]

Luis Miguel, la serie, arrives in April at Colombia through RCN

The Colombian channel RCN announced that it will premiere in April the first season of Luis Miguel, la serie, the successful biographical series of the Mexican musician. With its arrival at RCN, the production adds a new FTA TV screen in the region, after its broadcasts in the US Hispanic, Chile, Mexico and Peru. Produced [...]

US cable fits Coronavirus

While many businesses have sent their employees to work from home because of state and federal orders to contain the spread of COVID-19, many cable call center workers and techs in the US are allowed to go into the office because they are classified as providing an essential service. While typically that means police, fire [...]

Guigo TV disputes Brazil’s National Team broadcasting rights for next Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers with Globo

The Brazilian OTT Guigo TV announced it is interested in televising the matches that the Brazilian National Team plays outside the country in the Qualifying rounds for the next Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, recently postponed by the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus). Until now, Globo was the only FTA TV broadcaster interested in these rights. As [...]

VTR reduces subscriptions to unemployed clients due to Coronavirus on up to 80%

The Chilean pay TV operator VTR announced that, from this Wednesday, April 1st, those customers of the company who got unemployed due to the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus) in the period between  March 15th and April 30th and have a fixed VTR service hired, will pay the subscription for three months for CH $ 9,990 (USD [...]

Antel increases bandwidth offer for its clients in April

The Uruguayan telco Antel announced that, as part of the measures it is implementing during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic in the country, those customers who have hired their ‘Universal Hogares’ internet offer will have a 50 gigabyte bonus available , which can be used throughout April. The benefit is valid for active services as of [...]

Megacable to also offer Fox Premium channels for free until March 31st

Megacable confirmed that it will make Fox’s seven premium channels available for free in support for its subscribers to stay at home due to the advance of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) worldwide. Days ago, in Argentina, Cablevisión Flow made the same decision for its clients.  As Megacable officially reported, its subscribers will have the offer available without [...]

Venezuelan Government confirms that the Venesat-1 satellite stops providing telecommunications services

The Venezuelan Government has officially confirmed that the Venesat-1 satellite, on which the CANTVs DTH operations were developed, will not provide telecommunications services anymore due to a failure.  Made by the Chinese company Great Wall Industry Corp and launched in 2008 from the Asian country, Venesat 1 had a useful life of 15 years, with [...]

Estudiantes Play offers free content due to the Coronavirus pandemic

The Argentine football club Estudiantes de La Plata announced that, due to the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and to help with the mandatory  measures to stay at home required to stop the pandemic, it will release content from Estudiantes Play, the sports institution’s OTT , recently launched. As officially reported by the club, Estudiantes Play [...]