Category Archives: Free to Air

Mega to become holding in 2019

Chilean broadcaster Mega, which belongs to the Bethia Group, will be reorganized into a holding company, called Mega Media, which will include its 5 radios, 8 websites, the FTA TV signal and a pay TV channel, as well as new strategy and advertising businesses. Macarena Cerda, Business and Development Director, said that under this new [...]

IFT renews TV Azteca and Televisa concessions

Mexican telecom regulator IFT has renewed the concessions of TV Azteca and Televisa for another 20 years. Both stations reach 93.2% of Mexican households, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). This includes Televisas free-to-air channels Las Estrellas, Canal 5, Canal 9, Foro TV and several local stations. In the [...]

Kwesé satellite TV closes in Zimbabwe

In a communiqué, Kwesés parent company, Econet Media declared the development had been required by a review of its business strategy and service offerings to align them to changes in the global digital and satellite broadcasting sector, and growth in access to mobile and fixed broadband on the continent. The strategy review will put forward [...]

Chile: Government approves TVN’s capitalization

The Budget Office approved a USD 22,3 million capitalization of state-owned broadcaster TVN. The figure is less than the USD 47 million that the Congress approved for the channel in January. The agency reported that it complied with Law 21.085, which authorizes the Treasury to capitalize TVN with USD 22,3 million “for investment projects that [...]

Televisa unveils new original series

Televisa held its 2019 Upfront in Mexico where it revealed its new programming lineup to clients, advertisers and agencies, among others. The event also had the participation of the countrys President-elect Andres Manuel López Obrador. The new content offer will include short and dynamic formats, with a multiplatform approach. Some of the titles are “Fábrica [...]

Imagen Televisión announces new programming

Mexican broadcaster Imagen Televisión announced its 2019 programming slate. Olegario Vázquez Aldir, CEO of Grupo Empresarial Ángeles, to which Grupo Imagen belongs, highlighted that in less than two years, the network reached a 15% market share. “We are not afraid of competition, we have never been scared by competition or the battle to win the [...]

AfricaXP partners with SES to roll out new FTA bouquet in Nigeria

AfricaXP is a digital content distributor and themed linear channel creator that facilitates synergies between content rights owners and media platform operators, has rolled out Premium.Free, a bouquet of 13 channels that are being offered using SES satellites at 28.2 degrees East. The new bouquet of FTA channels comprises of diverse range of contents from sports [...]

UCV TV to change name

Chiles free-to-air channel UCV TV, owned by Media 23 SpA (90%) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (10%), will change its name to TV+. The new image will be presented before the end of the year. According to Diario Financiero, the change will involve investments of between USD 600,000 and USD 1 million and [...]

TCRA monitoring FTA local channels in Tanzania

Tanzania Communications regulatory Authority is currently collecting information from viewers regarding payments to have access to free to air local channels by MultiChoice Tanzania Limited (DStv), Azam Media Limited and Simbanet (Zuku) which is against the law. Following the direction of TCRA to inform decoder subscribers to remove free to air local channels which include [...]