Monthly Archives: June 2018

DStv to launch pop-up channel for Nelson Mandela’s centenary

In celebration of one hundred years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, DStv will add a tribute pop up channel. The Mandela 100 Tribute pop-up channel (DStv 199) will launch on his birthday, Wednesday 18 July, and will run for five days.   The channel will feature a mix of films, documentaries, archive footage from Carte Blanche [...]

Envivo collaborates with Cisco to launch new OTT service for Nollywood

Nigerian technology-based media organization, Envivo Communications Limited has partnered with multinational technology company Cisco to launch a new Over the Top (OTT) video streaming service called ‘nVIVO TV’ by the end of December, powered by Cisco’s Infinite Video Platform. The information was confirmed to AFP by filmmaker Chioma Ude, director of marketing at Envivo. “Cisco [...]

US Justice Department approves Disney’s acquisition of Fox assets

The Walt Disney Company announced Wednesday that the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the pending acquisition by Disney of 21st Century Fox entertainment assets. As a condition of the deal, the DOJ said that Disney must sell off Fox’s regional sports networks. According to the consent decree, Disney [...]

Disney consigue aval del Departamento de Justicia para comprar activos de Fox

The Walt Disney Company recibió el aval de la División Antimonopolios del Departamento de Justicia de los Estados Unidos para comprar los activos de 21st Century Fox por USD 71.300 millones, con la condición de que venda 22 canales deportivos regionales. En un comunicado, Disney dijo que tendrá un plazo de 90 días, una vez [...]

Orient Hontai Capital completes acquisition of 53.5% stake in Mediapro

China’s Orient Hontai Capital has closed its acquisition of a 53.5% stake in Imagina Media Audiovisual – born from the merger between Mediapro and Globomedia – after obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals. Now, the rest of Imagina’s shareholders are WPP (22.5%) and its founders Tatxo Benet (12%) and Jaume Roures (12%). Roures and Benet will [...]

Orient Hontai Capital formaliza compra del 53,5% de Mediapro

El fondo chino Orient Hontai Capital completó la compra del 53,5% de Imagina Media Audiovisual -la productora surgida de la fusión de Mediapro y Globomedia- tras obtener las autorizaciones regulatorias necesarias. De esta manera, el resto del accionado de Imagina está compuesto por WPP (22,5%) y los socios fundadores, Tatxo Benet (12%) y Jaume Roures [...]

Sutel approves acquisition of Cabletica by Liberty

Costa Rica’s Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel) has approved the acquisition of Cabletica by Liberty Latin America, announced in February, for CRC 143 billion (approximately USD 250 million). Now, Liberty and Televisora de Costa Rica, the current owner of the operator, must comply with the agreed conditions to conclude the deal, reported local newspaper El Financiero. The [...]

Sutel autoriza adquisición de Cabletica por parte de Liberty

La Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) de Costa Rica autorizó la compra del operador Cabletica por parte de Liberty Latin America, que había sido anunciada en febrero de este año por un valor de CRC 143.000 millones (alrededor de USD 250 millones). Ahora, Liberty y Televisora de Costa Rica, actual dueña del operador, deben completar el [...]

RedeTV! to air the Premier League

Brazilian broadcaster RedeTV! announced that it will air one game per week of the Premier League, one of the most important soccer tournaments in the world. The deal includes games of the 2018/2019 season. RedeTV! signed a sub-licensing agreement with ESPN, which has the rights for pay TV for the next four years. The English [...]

RedeTV! transmitirá la Premier League en TV abierta

El canal de TV abierta brasileño RedeTV! anunció que transmitirá un partido por semana de la Premier League, uno de los torneos de fútbol más importantes del mundo. El acuerdo es válido para la temporada 2018/2019. RedeTV! cerró un acuerdo de sub-licenciamiento con ESPN, que tiene los derechos para TV paga para los próximos cuatro [...]