Category Archives: Free to Air

Brazils Record partners with Vantec to renew its virtual set

The Brazilian FTA TV channel Record signed a contract with the Portuguese technology company Vantec to renew and expand the services of virtual set, tracking and augmented reality for its studios, located in the city of Sao Paulo. Record’s virtual studio now features Stype’s RedSpy infrared tracking system that has cameras with mechanical tracking. The [...]

Chiles Canal 13 signs deal with Secuoya

Canal 13 and Grupo Secuoya have signed a consultancy agreement through which the Spanish company is committed to detecting business solutions for the Chilean free-to-air TV channel, which belongs to the Luksic group. The agreement involves the outsourcing of audiovisual services, with the goal to help easing the complicated financial situation of the channel. At [...]

Crunchyroll debuts linear TV anime block in Brazil

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll announced that it will launch a one-hour programming block on free-to air channel Rede Brasil. It will be available on Saturdays beginning April 21, featuring two shows, Black Clover and Re:Zero. The new programming block, called Crunchyroll TV, will mark the platforms first jump onto linear television. It will air every [...]

Colombia renews Caracol and RCN TV licenses for 10 years

The National Television Board approved the renewal of the TV licenses of the private free-to-air channels Caracol and RCN for a period of 10 years. Each company will have to pay Co$ 128 billion (USD 47 million). The current licenses of both channels end on January 10, 2019. Now, Caracol Televisión and RCN have 15 [...]

France 24 launches in Kenya on FTA platform

Paris based international news and current affairs television network France 24 has signed an agreement with SIGNET to launch its operations in Kenya. The media outlet also becomes the first international news channel to be on a digital free-to-air platform in the country. The launch comes as Kenya continues attracting international attention from investors looking [...]

TVN reduces losses in 2017

Chilean broadcaster TVN has recorded losses of USD 15 million in 2017, an improvement of 39% compared to the USD 24 million registered in 2016, according to Diario Financiero. In turn, the stated-owned channel reported revenues of USD 84 million, an increase of 6% compared to 2016. During the year, the channel’s administration has carried [...]

Altice acquires rights to broadcast MLB games in Dominican Republic

Altice Dominicana has reached an agreement with Major League Baseball (MLB) to broadcast all the games on free-to-air and pay TV. According to Rafael Pérez, representative of MLB in the country, “the Dominican Republic has the largest number of active MLB players outside the United States than in any other territory, therefore it has one [...]

Canal 13, TVN submit joint bid for Viña del Mar Festival TV rights

Chilean TV networks Canal 13 and TVN submitted a joint bid for Viña del Mar TV rights, for the 2019-2022 period. According to local media, the offer is higher than the one presented by Chilevisión, while Mega decided not to participate in the process. The winner will be officially announced in April. For this tender [...]

Telefe, Mediapro to co-produce new series

Argentine network Telefe (Viacom) and Spains Mediapro Group have signed a deal to co-produce Los Internacionales, a new series based on the book Conexión Bogotá, written by Nahuel Gallotta. A trailer of this new eight-part project will be presented at this years L.A. Screenings. Telefe will air the series in 2019. Los Internacionales will be [...]

Copa Libertadores games to be available on free-to-air TV in 2019

The South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) announced that starting next year matches of the Copa Libertadores tournament will be available on free-to-air TV, in each of the 10 affiliated countries. The entity opened on Tuesday the call for the first TV rights tender process for the 2019-2022 period. This process includes the sale of TV [...]