Category Archives: Free to Air

Zimbabwe grants operating license to Kwesé TV

Zimbabwean Government has licensed telecommunication company Kwese TV, a development which is thought to bring competition to DStv. KweseTV is changing the face of television as it is believed to bring to life the concept of TV everywhere and anywhere.  Econet Wireless Zimbabwe employees were given decoders while Kwese TV readies the launch of the [...]

TV Azteca adds more anime

Mexicos TV Azteca announced the premiere of Sailor Moon on Monday, August 7 as part of a new anime programming block that includes other Japanese productions such as “Super Campeones” and “Pokemon”. The content will air on Azteca 7 during the afternoon slot. Starting at 3.30 PM the channel will broadcast “Super Campeones”, an hour [...]

Chilevisión to broadcast Chile’s qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

Free-to-air channel Chilevisión (Turner) has secured the rights to broadcast the matches of the Chilean national team during the South American qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The offer is higher than the previous deal”, said Arturo Salah, president of the National Professional Soccer Association [...]

SABC gained rights to broadcast NBA Africa Game 2017

SABC announced it has secured rights to broadcast the National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa Game 2017 which will take place during the weekend at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg.  SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said, The NBA Africa Game pits NBA players of African origin versus the NBA players from the rest of the world. Dirk [...]

TV Azteca reports 12% growth in ad sales

Mexico’s TV Azteca announced last week its financial results for the second quarter. Net sales for Q217 were MX$ 3,726 million (USD 212.8 million), 9% higher than previous year. Domestic advertising sales grew 12% to MX$ 3,200 million (USD 182.8 million) as a result of the generation of cutting-edge formats that captivated large audiences within [...]

Liberty Media interested in Univision stake

John Malones Liberty Media could be interested in buying a significant stake in Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The US newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that both Malone and Liberty Media CEO, Greg Maffei, met with Univision executives. Univision has been considering offers after the [...]

BISCON TV debuts on GOtv

BISCON TV, a lifestyle and entertainment television channel that showcases sports, business, politics, lifestyle, culture, arts and entertainment and celebrates the Nigerian people is making its debut on GOtv. John Ugbe, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria said on the addition of the channel, We are committed to giving our subscribers a variety of local content [...]

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 [...]