Category Archives: Free to Air

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 [...]

Puebla denies acquisition by TV Azteca

Mexican soccer team Puebla denied media reports that it was acquired by TV Azteca. In a statement, Puebla said that TV Azteca did not buy the team but agreed to pay an advance for the broadcast rights, because the economic situation of the team “is complicated.” “About the rumors that have been circulating in some [...]

Mega selects Aldea for delivery of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Aldea Solutions announced that it successfully transmitted the live feeds of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia to free-to-air channel Mega in Chile. The company was selected by Mega to transmit live coverage for the event back to Megas main studios in Santiago, Chile. The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup was held between June 17 [...]

Bamba Sport channel to broadcast KPL

Free to Air channel Bamba Sport has announced a Sh36.7 million partnerships with Kenyan Premier League (KPL). Under the agreement, KPL matches will be aired live on Bamba Sport, Kiss TV, and Radio Jambo as from next week.  The acquisition of the top tier league adds two local football products on Bamba Sport after the [...]