Category Archives: Free to Air

Kwesé launched free premium bouquet in Botswana

After launching its pay TV services in Gaborone recently, the Pan-African broadcaster, Kwesé has added supplementary bouquet to its offering  known as Kwesé Free bouquet. Shadi Linchwe,  marketing and public relations manager said in an interview with Showbiz, The bouquet would feature at least five channels available to its pay subscription customers. Free Sports Channel [...]

Canal 1s audience grows in September

Colombia’s new Canal 1 continues to grow in audience. More than 12 million people have tuned in to the channel since its launch on August 14, said the network in a press release. On Thursday, September 28, Canal 1 had its best share since its launch, reaching a 6.27% total among national audiences, which represented [...]

Televisa and TV Azteca win Mexican national team broadcast rights

Mexican broadcasters Televisa and TV Azteca have renewed their exclusive TV rights to broadcast the matches of the Mexican national soccer team for another eight years, the President of Santos Laguna team, Alejandro Irarragorri, announced on Friday. The new deal was approved by 12 votes in favor and four against during the assembly composed of the owners [...]

Lobos Buap signs TV deal with Televisa

Mexican soccer team Lobos Buap has signed a five-year TV deal with Televisa, which will begin broadcasting the matches through its pay TV service SKY Mexico. The information was released during a sports news program on TDN channel (Televisa). Lobos Buap was promoted to First Division this year. The team did not have any broadcast [...]

Kwesé TV to be launched in all Botswana

Kwesé launched the broadcast of its FTA channel Kwesé Free sport in Botswana’s capital Gaborone in March earlier this year. Following the success of the program they decided to unveil the complete Kwesé packaging, introducing viewers to the new content with third-party channels, entertainment and sports. Marketing and PR Manager at Kwesé, Shadi Linchwe declared [...]

Televisa extends distribution deal with Intelsat

Satellite operator Intelsat announced that Mexican multimedia company Grupo Televisa will distribute its premium, over-the-air television networks via Intelsats Galaxy satellites to Digital Terrestrial Television stations. Under a new, multi-year and multi-transponder agreement, Televisa will use C-band services on Intelsats Galaxy 16 (located at 99° west) and Galaxy 19 (located at 97° west) satellites to [...]

Televisa and TV Azteca to discuss about FTA and multiplatform strategies at NexTV Series Mexico & Central America

Executives of Televisa and TV Azteca, the main Mexican networks, will participate in the next edition of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, on October 3 & 4, to discuss the future of free-to-air TV and the evolution towards multi-screen platforms. The conference, organized by Dataxis, will be held at the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel in [...]

Uruguay to control national content quotas on TV

Uruguay’s Communications Services Regulatory Unit (Ursec in Spanish) will start monitoring the broadcast of minimum percentages of national content on radio and TV, Ursec director Nicolás Cendoya told El Observador. This is established by the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services of that country. Ursec will begin the control in the radios in November and on [...]

Mexican baseball league returns to free-to-air TV with TV Azteca

Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca has closed an agreement with the Mexican baseball league (Liga Mexicana de Béisbol, LMB) to broadcast the Serie del Rey 2017, as well as the two 2018 championships and postseasons, through its new channel a+. This way, the LMB returns to free-to-air TV after more than two decades. The Serie del [...]

Colombia completes final regulation for TV White Space

Colombia’s National Spectrum Agency published its final regulation for TV White Space (TVWS). This way, is now the first country in Latin America to finalise its TVWS regulations, according to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA). TVWS technology uses otherwise unused or unassigned spectrum in the UHF and VHF bands. According to DSA, It has been [...]