Category Archives: Free to Air

Madgoat TV seeks license in Kenya

Dubai-based investor Ricardo Badoer is seeking a commercial free to air television licence for the sports and entertainment channel Madgoat TV (MGTV) which is currently available online and planning to branch out to the competitive local mainstream media. Badoer Investment Limited, which owns local Wazito Football Club, has been streaming the club’s games live on [...]

Azam Tv ends its sponsorship deals with FERWAFA in Rwanda

Azam TV is believed to have ended its sponsorship of the Rwanda Premier Football League, a decision that has come as a huge blow to the league. Azam TV entered into a memorandum of Understanding with the local Football Association (FERWAFA) as a potential sponsor to a tune of $2.35million for five years staring from [...]

TVN releases new original production in August

Chilean FTA TV channel TVN officially reported that Amor en linea, its new original fiction, announced last February, will premiere on August 24th. The project is a coproduction between the channel and Efe 3  Described as a romantic comedy, Love online will show the parallel stories of Ignacio and Sandra, two characters who live different [...]

Chilean FTA TV channels accelerate analog blackout in regional and provincial capitals

Chilean Telecommunications Sub Secretary (Subtel) put off in May the legal obligation to implement the analog blackout in the country, originally scheduled for April 2020, and set a new deployment plan that aims regional capitals to implement DTT migration in 2021, while the deadline for provincial capitals is 2023. The entity reported that Canal 13 [...]

El Tigre Veron is the most watched series of the year on Cablevision Flow

El Tigre Veron, sixth Turner, Polka, Cablevision and FTA TV channel Canal 13s co-production, became the most watched Argentine series on the OTT Cablevision Flow, according to what Kantar Ibope Media informed. The series records 2.3 million views on the platform and there are also more than one million homes that watch the program on [...]

Colombian Canal 1 concession is extended until 2037

The US company Hemisphere Media Group announced Colombian FTA TV channel Canal 1 has extended its concession license for 10 years, without an additional payment required. The measure means that the channels concession will expire on April 30th, 2037, and it can be renewed for an additional 20-year period.   In just two years, Canal 1 [...]

Openview to broadcast English Premier League in South Africa

Openview has expanded its content by offering live English Premier League matches which will be broadcasted every Saturday. Teams will also include the top six Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, or Tottenham Hotspur. Together with the live matches, eMedia Investments the owner of e.tv, eNCA and Openview [...]

Got Talent arrives at Uruguayan FTA TV through Canal 10

Uruguayan FTA TV channel Canal 10 announced days ago that it will start working on the development of a local Got Talents version, format that it acquired in March this year after coming to terms with Fremantle, which has the format licenses for NBC. The channel informed that the TV program will be leaded by [...]

eMedia news channel revamped its brand identity

eMedia Investments is relaunching its free-to-air news offerings as from Monday, 5 August 2019, via e News 8pm and the satellite TV platform’s OpenNews by merging the brand under one banner e.tv news. OpenView viewers can follow e.tv news from 4pm to 7:30pm Monday to Friday on Channel 120 while e.tv viewers can catch up [...]

New Turner, El Trece, Pol-ka and Cablevision’s co-production starts to be filmed in Argentina

Argentine content producer Pol-la announced this week that it has started the Tu parte del trato recording. This is an eight-episode thriller with black comedy and suspense elements, which will be watched on FTA TV through Canal 13, on pay TV with TNT, and via OTT on Cablevision Flow.   This original series is written by [...]