Tag Archives: Disney

Fox Sports directs its sale in Mexico

As reported by the Mexican website Mediotiempo, Fox Sports would already have a buyer in Mexico. The channels sale  in the country is one of the requirements imposed on The Walt Disney Company by the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) to approve Disney-Fox merger, which took place in March last year.  According to information given by [...]

Disney+ stops free trial period offering before launching in Latin America

Disney+, Disneys new SVOD OTT officially launched last November in the US, has changed its marketing strategy and stopped offering the free seven-day promotional trial period, as reported by the specialized website Variety. We continue to test and evaluate different marketing, offers and promotions to grow Disney+, reported a representative for the company in a [...]

Disney shares sports TV rights between ESPN and Fox Sports in Brazil after merger with Fox

After, last May, the Brazilian Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) approved Disney-Fox merger in the country without selling Fox Sports Brazil as a requirement, ESPN and Fox Sports began to share some football leagues TV rights, which has recently resumed their professional activities after being canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Initially, ESPN began airing [...]

Zapping TV strengths its content offering with four new channels

Chilean pay TV OTT continues strengthening its content offering in its catalog, with the announcement of the incorporation of NASA TV (owned by the US space agency); the French channel France 24; Russian channel RT and Arirang, from South Korea. The already mentioned channels are added into Zapping TV’s basic plan, which offers more than [...]

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 [...]

Brazil approves Disney-Fox merger

The Brazilian Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) today approved the acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company. The transaction was made by running a Concentration Control Agreement (ACC). The approval was granted without the requirement to sell Fox Sports in the country. In late 2019, taking into account that there were no [...]

Disney+ reports 54.5 million subscribers shortly after launching in Latin America

In its latest quarterly earnings release, Disney informed that Disney+, its new SVOD OTT launched in the US in November, now records 54.5 million subscribers. The platform is currently also available in the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and India, and, recently, Disney confirmed that its launch [...]

Disney to broadcast a special program due to Coronavirus on all its channels in Latin America

After confirming the launch of Disney+ in Latin America for this year, Disney announced that this Thursday, April 16th, it will broadcast a special program for all Latin America, simultaneously through all its TV channels, radios and digital platforms. As officially reported by Disney, the initiative is from Radio Disney and is titled Separados pero [...]

Disney officially announces that Disney+ launches this year in Latin America

The Walt Disney Company announced last week that it SVOD OTT platform Disney+, launched in the US last November, now records 50 million subscribers. In addition, the company reported that the platform will be launched in Latin America later this year.  We are truly humbled that Disney+ is resonating with millions around the globe, and [...]

IFT cancels Fox Sports sale in Mexico for three months

The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) granted The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox a three-month suspension of the divestment period to sell Fox Sports in Mexico. The selling order is one of the requirements imposed on March 11th, 2019 to authorize the Disney-Fox merger. The period granted for the process expires on May 1st [...]