Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Cuba expands its DTT coverage

As recently reported by Cuban specialized websites, DTT reached 76.2% coverage on the island, according to Carlos Arencibia Garcia, Technical Director of the Cuban Radio Communication and Broadcasting Company (Radiocuba). In addition, 63 new DTT broadcasters were installed in the territory, as a result of a donation from China, to improve coverage. Despite the conditions [...]

Argentina signs health protocol to resume audiovisual productions recordings

The Argentine Independent Producers Television Chamber (CAPIT) and the Argentine Television, Interactive Audiovisual Services and Data Union (SATSAID) signed a sanitary protocol to resume audiovisual productions recordings  in Argentina. The protocol was signed by Diego Guebel, President of CAPIT, and Horacio Arreceygor, General Manager at SATSAID. It details preventive measures to avoid the spread of [...]

GolTV confirms it will continue paying the Ecuadorian Football League’s TV broadcasting rights

The pay TV channel GolTV, which owns the broadcasting rights for the Pro League, the name given to the Ecuadorian Professional Football League, reported through an official statement that it will continue paying the competitions broadcasting rights to the football clubs that are part of it despite the fact that the tournament is now cancelled [...]

Netflix puts ‘Luis Miguel, the series’ second season premiere off for 2021

Although Netflix planned to start recording Luis Miguel the series second season this year, the plans had to be delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and, finally, Netflix uploaded a video on its official Twitter account in which Mexican Diego Boneta, leading actor of the series, announced that the new season will be available on [...]

Win Sports not to charge its premium channel monthly subscription in June

As it did in March, April and May, Colombian pay TV channel Win Sports announced that it will not charge the monthly subscription for Win Sports+, its new premium option launched earlier this year. The channel also reported that the decision will take place even if the Colombian government authorizes to resume the Professional Football [...]

ESPN and Fox Sports develop remote broadcasts models in Latin America

Since last weekend, ESPN and Fox Sports (with the exception of Mexico) have been broadcasting live sports programs and events throughout the region through a technical and production model with all the involved staff  working from their homes.  Since last Saturday, all versions of the original ESPN  productions SportsCenter and ESPN FC, as well as [...]

RCN releases original series in quarantine, recorded with cell phones

The Colombian FTA TV channel RCN will premiere this Sunday Confinados, its new original series, fully produced with cell phones and remotely directed by video calls, during the quarantine period due to the advance of the Coronavirus pandemic. As officially reported by the Colombian channel, the series explores the fun side of the moment that [...]

190 TV channels have not migrated to DTT in Honduras due to Coronavirus

According to the Honduran newspaper El Heraldo web version, the country’s National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) reported that 190 TV channels have not implemented the analog blackout due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In April, the regulator reported that the migration to DTT, originally scheduled for last April 27th, was postponed due to the advance of Covid-19. [...]

Netflix expands its relief fund to the audiovisual industry to Argentina with USD 590 thousand

Netflix, in partnership with the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences of Argentina, announced the creation of the Relief Fund COVID-19 for the film and audiovisual industry, aimed at providing financial aid in support of more than a thousand workers in the area. The platform announced the launch of the fund at the beginning of [...]

Telecom Argentina records more than one million Flow Boxes distributed and loses pay TV subscribers

In its  Q1 2020 results report presentation, Telecom Argentina reported to have more than one million Flow Boxes distributed. The exact figure amounts to 1,015 thousand, and shows 49 thousand STBs more than the 966 thousand reported at the end of 2019. Likewise, compared to Q1 2019, the company recorded 413 thousand Flow Boxes more [...]