Category: Free to Air

FTA broadcasters to give details on their OTTs evolution on the coming Nextv Series South America’s virtual edition

As part of what will be the coming Nextv Series South Americas virtual edition, the leading conference scheduled for September, Dataxis confirmed the holding of the Evolution of FTA broadcasters OTTs panel, which will take place next Wednesday, September 1st, at 12:00 PM (ART). Registration for the event is now open, and can be done [...]

CNN Brazil continues to develop its multiplatform strategy and plans to enter the FTA TV market

Pay TV channel CNN Brazil, the Brazilian version of the US news channel, launched in the country in mid-March 2020, is planning to expand its operations to all video distribution platforms, and is evaluating the possibility of expanding towards the FTA TV market in the country. The information was reported by Renata Alfonso, new CNN [...]

FNE approves Chilevision’s sale to ViacomCBS

The Fiscalia Nacional Economica (FNE), entity in charge of defending and promoting free competition in markets or productive areas of Chilean economy, has announced on Monday, July 5th, its decision to approve the sale of 100% of the FTA TV channel Chilevisions shares to ViacomCBS. The operation had been officially confirmed in early April. The [...]

MX League confirms Torneo Apertura 2021’s TV broadcasting rights and Chivas will feature three local matches on FTA TV

The Mexican Football League (MX League) announced this last Wednesday, June 30th, the fixture of the Torneo Apertura 2021, which will be played between July and November by the countrys 18 professional football teams, which will make their debut as of July 22nd. During the league, all the matches played by Club Deportivo Guadalajara, known [...]

TV Ciudad plans to triple in-house content hours in 2022

According to the information reported this last Friday, June 4th, on the Uruguayan newspaper El Observadors web version, the Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo (IMM), owner of the Uruguayan FTA TV channel TV Ciudad, intends for the channel to increase to more than double its production over next year. The entity expects that the TV channels [...]

Globo expands its TV rights acquisition to broadcast the FIFA World Cup’s South American Qualifiers starting this Thursday

Brazilian Grupo Globo announced days ago its decision to expand its TV rights to broadcast the South American Qualifying matches towards the next FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Qatar, in 2022. Until 2020, the company was only the holder of the rights for those matches that both Brazilian and Argentine National Teams [...]

Wom officially enters the pay TV market in Chile with Wom TV

Chilean mobile operator Wom (Novator Partners) has finally launched its new pay TV offer, which it called Wom TV, and had been into trial versions for about a year. According to the information reported from the company’s official website, Wom TV allows access to FTA TV and pay TV channels in the country, as well [...]

SBT strengthens its sports catalog in Brazil and confirms it will broadcast Copa América 2021’s matches on FTA TV

According to information officially reported by the Brazilian TV broadcaster SBT (Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão), the company, which already broadcasts Copa Libertadores matches on FTA TV in the country since last year, confirmed that it will also air the Copa America in for the Brazilian territory exclusively, as of June 13th. The announcement was made [...]

WarnerMedia could negotiate for the Copa Libertadores TV rights from 2023

According to the information reported by the Brazilian website UOL, WarnerMedia (AT&T), owner of the TNT Sports channel, intends to negotiate for the Copa Libertadores TV rights in Latin America, for the 2023-2026 period. The news has not been confirmed by any company executive yet. Also, according to UOL, WanerMedia would start negotiations for the [...]

‘Si, se puede’, Ecuavisas’s original series, is the first Ecuadorian production to be available on Amazon Prime Video Direct

Ecuadorian FTA TV channel Ecuavisa reported that its Si, se puede production, originally announced last year, became the first Ecuadorian series to arrive at Amazon Prime Video, where it has been available since March 6th through Amazon Prime Video Direct. The Ecuadorian production plot focuses on the first time that the Ecuadorian National Team managed [...]