Category Archives: Free to Air

GTV plans a comeback in Kenya

Ten years after exiting the market, GTV expresses its wish for a comeback on Kenyan television. According to the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), GTV has applied for a licence to broadcast free transmission. Notice is given that the following applicant has made an application to the Communications Authority of Kenya for the grant of [...]

Chile’s Senate approves TVN’s capitalization

The Chilean Senate approved with 23 votes in favor, six against and one abstention the capitalization of public network TVN, which includes an injection of USD 65 million and the creation of a cultural channel. This way, the Senate approved the report of the Mixed Commission. The document had already received approval in the Chamber [...]

Argentinas TV Pública to pay USD 8 million for 2018 World Cup rights

State-owned channel TV Pública of Argentina will pay USD 8 million to broadcast 32 of the 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reported local daily La Nación. The offer includes all the matches of the national team, in addition to the opening match, two quarterfinals, the semifinals and the final. The [...]

Azteca Trece transforms into Azteca Uno

On January 1, Azteca Trece completed its transition into Azteca Uno. The migration process began a year ago when the station began to be available on channel 1 on free-to-air TV and pay TV systems, the company explained in a press release. Azteca said the channels programming will maintain the “favorite” contents of the audience [...]

TV Azteca sells U.S. network Azteca America to HC2

Mexicos TV Azteca announced that it has sold Azteca America – the companys broadcast television network focused on the U.S. Hispanic market – to HC2 Network Inc., a subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, a diversified holding company based in New York City. Through this transaction, HC2 Network acquired Azteca America, some rights on part of its [...]

Chiles TVN reduces losses

Chilean broadcaster TVN reported losses of CH$ 5.4 billion (USD 8.4 million) during January and September of this year. This is 45% less than the CH$ 9.8 billion (USD 15.3 million) from previous year. The data was revealed by TVNs Chairman of the board, Ricardo Solari, in the Science and Technology Commission of the Chamber [...]

Televisa extends deal with NFL

Grupo Televisa announced that it has extended for another three years its contract with the National Football League (NFL). This way, three more games will be played at Estadio Azteca, one each year, until 2021. So far, three NFL games were played in Mexico. The new agreement will allow matches to continue at Estadio Azteca [...]

Canal 1s audience keeps growing in Colombia

More than 14 million people have already watched Canal 1s new programming since its launch (August 14) and until November 9. According to data from Kantar Ibope Media, in October it closed the month as the third channel with the highest rating in national television. During the first week of November, the channel reported good [...]

Kwesé Free Sports launched in Liberia

Pan-African media group Econet Media and the Raising Africa Media Incorporated (RAM) have launched Kwesé Free Sports in Liberia, which is Africas oldest republic. Africas largest free-to-air channel, Kwesé Free Sports, will now be available on CLAR TV (Channel 5), introducing a 24-hour premium sports channel for Liberian enjoyment. The FTA channel offers unrestricted access [...]

The businessman Luksic becomes the owner of 100% of Canal 13 of Chile by buying the part that was missing

Chilean businessman Andrónico Luksic bought 33% of Canal 13 of Chile from Universidad Católica, thus becoming the only owner of the FTA TV station. Luksic had acquired the remaining 67% in 2010 by paying USD 55 million, while now he had to pay USD 10 million. According to the General Manager of TV Medios (Luksic [...]