Tag Archives: Costa Rica

Telefonica resumes its plans to sell its Costa Rican operations

After, in early May, Millicom refused itself to acquire Telefonica’s operations in Costa Rica (where it is known as Movistar), in an agreement valued at USD 570 million and ran in February 2019, the Spanish press reported that Telefonica began an asset analysis process in Costa Rica (known as ‘Due Diligence’) to make all the [...]

Portuguese football will also be broadcast in Latin America through ESPN

ESPN announced today that it will broadcast the return of the Portuguese Football League (Primeira Liga). The competition, which will resume today after it was canceled in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be watched in Latin America on ESPN 2 and ESPN Play. At the same time, ESPN and Fox Sports are broadcasting [...]

Tigo accuses FUTV for denying it Costa Rican League’s matches broadcasts

Tigo Costa Rica accused FUTV at the Competition Promotion Commission (Coprocom) for not allowing it to access to the football matches broadcasts of seven Costa Rican clubs, as it has done with other companies, according to the La Republica newspaper web version.  The legal action emerged as a result of an internal statement that was [...]

RTVE increases its international TV channels distribution in Latin America

On Tuesday, the Spanish company RTVE announced that it managed to increase the its international channels penetration in different Latin American countries, such as Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia, according to what it has officially reported. Many distributors, with the aim of offering their subscribers a greater number of channels, [...]

Costa Rica resumes its football league on Tigo Sports and FUTV

After the return of the Bundesliga, which was broadcast in Latin America through ESPN and Fox Sports, Costa Rica announced the return of its local football league, and became the first country in the region to resume sports activities. The tournament, which had been suspended on March 17th due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be [...]

Millicom cancels Telefonica’s operations acquisition agreement in Costa Rica

Millicom officially reported last May 2nd its decision to cancel Telefonicas operations acquisition agreement in Costa Rica, valued at USD 570 million and reached on February 20th, 2019. The company justified its determination supporting that, according to the agreement ran with Telefonica, in case of finding pending issues on the required regulatory conditions, as of [...]

Telefonica to sue Millicom for not acquiring its operations in Costa Rica

Telefonica announced that it will file a lawsuit against Millicom International Cellular (which operates in Latin America under the Tigo brand). According to the Spanish company, the decision is due to the fact that Tigo left the agreement to acquire its share capital in Costa Rica unfinished. This was confirmed in Madrid, in a document [...]

Pluto TV is now available in Latin America

ViacomCBS announced that its AVOD OTT Pluto TV is now available in 17 Latin American countries. The platform has been launched in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador, Uruguay and Venezuela. In Brazil, the OTT will be launched at the end of [...]

Globo’s productions arrive at Uruguay, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama

Globo TV International titles ‘Huerfanos de su Tierra’, ‘Avenida Brasil’, ‘Tiempo de Amar’ and ‘Orgullo y Pasión’,  arrived at Teledoce, Imagen TV, Teletica and TVN, in Uruguay, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, respectively. The awarded soap opera Huerfanos de su Tierra was launched by the Uruguayan FTA TV channel Teledoce in March, replacing Nuevo [...]

FUTV joins Claro’s grid in Costa Rica

FUTV, the Costa Rican football channel launched on February 29th, will be part of Claro’s programming grid in Costa Rica. The channel will be available to the company’s satellite customers on channel 136. According to the Costa Rican newspaper ‘La República’, it is estimated that with the addition to Claro’s grid, the channel will reach [...]