Category Archives: Free to Air

Chiles TVN to broadcast Liga MX matches

Chilean broadcaster TVN announced that it will air the 2017-2018 season of Mexico’s soccer league, known as Liga MX, which begins on July 21 with the participation of a several Chilean players. “More and more Chileans are playing in the Mexican tournament and we want to see them in action defending the colors of their [...]

Arabsat launched its Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform

Arabsat, the Middle East satellite operator launched its free-to-air (FTA) DVB-S2 platform for both broadcasters and viewers, offering a range of HD international TV channels. The channels will reach homes with a minimum receive dish size across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe via the Arabsat BADR-4 satellite at 26° East. In his comments, [...]

Gama TV and TC agree to pay debt to Ecuadorian Soccer Federation

Free-to-air channels TC Televisión and Gama TV have agreed to pay the debts related to their TV rights for national soccer tournaments, said the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF in Spanish). The channels that own the broadcast rights to the Ecuadorian Football Championship until December 2017 “have committed to make a very important payment to the [...]

Puebla denies acquisition by TV Azteca

Mexican soccer team Puebla denied media reports that it was acquired by TV Azteca. In a statement, Puebla said that TV Azteca did not buy the team but agreed to pay an advance for the broadcast rights, because the economic situation of the team “is complicated.” “About the rumors that have been circulating in some [...]

Mega selects Aldea for delivery of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Aldea Solutions announced that it successfully transmitted the live feeds of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia to free-to-air channel Mega in Chile. The company was selected by Mega to transmit live coverage for the event back to Megas main studios in Santiago, Chile. The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup was held between June 17 [...]

Bamba Sport channel to broadcast KPL

Free to Air channel Bamba Sport has announced a Sh36.7 million partnerships with Kenyan Premier League (KPL). Under the agreement, KPL matches will be aired live on Bamba Sport, Kiss TV, and Radio Jambo as from next week.  The acquisition of the top tier league adds two local football products on Bamba Sport after the [...]

Kenyan FTA channels on DTT platform reduced to 60

The number of Kenyan free-to-air television channels on the digital terrestrial platform fell to 60 from 66 at the end of December 2016. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) said the financials constraints hitting the six television channels are the main cause of this problem. Digital migration ended in March 2015 but has left some [...]

TV5 Monde channels launch on Arabsat FTA

The French international Broadcaster TV5 Monde has begun broadcasting TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD and TV5Monde Style HD on the newly launched Arabsat Free-to-air DVB-S2 platform.   Arabsat continues to be the supporting pillar of the HD movement in the Middle East & North Africa. Indeed, we rely on our international partners like TV5 Monde to [...]

Kwesé partners with NTA to bring FIFA to Nigerians

The pan-African broadcast network, Kwesé TV partnered with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) to deliver the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 to Nigerians audiences for free on the Kwesé Free Sports channel.  As from Sunday 2 July 2017, Kwesé will broadcast the worlds finest soccer stars together with into the homes of Nigerian soccer lovers, as [...]

Kwesé to broadcast UEFA and FIFA leagues

Kwesé Sports, the Pan-African sports TV company owned by Strive Masiyiwa signed broadcast rights for live and delayed matches, programme highlights, on-demand programming and localised review programmes on its free to air and pay-tv offer. The TV network has signed a four-year deal with the UEFA and FIFA to have broadcasting rights for the associations [...]