Category Archives: Free to Air

Formula One on FTA in MENA for Bahrain Grand Prix

Formula 1 will be back on free-to-air television in the Middle East for Bahrain Grand Prix. Sport’s promoters have guaranteed to stop all illegal streaming around the world, Qatar-based pay-TV BeIN has decided to opt out and to stop paying for legal rights once its 5-year deal is expired by the end of 2018. But [...]

Kwesé Free TV gets terrestrial license in SA

South African people will be able to enjoy a new free-to-air terrestrial television service offering five free channels to viewers, comprising of a dedicated 24-hour sports channel.  Kwesé Free TV, which is 20% own by Econet Group (the parent of Liquid Telecom), is the first free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster to be licensed since e.tv received its [...]

IFT requests USD 3.2 million from MVS to broadcast with a FTA channel in CDMX

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) defined that Comband S.A. de CV, a subsidiary to which MVS Comunicaciones transferred its restricted TV concession titles in 2015, must pay a  USD 3.2 million restitution to begin its FTA TV broadcasts in Mexico City and 17 other municipalities of the country through its own digital TV channel. Comband has [...]

Magical Kenya Open will stream live on Kenya Television Network (KTN News)

The Standard Group PLC has acquired exclusive broadcasting rights as the lucrative European Challenge Tour event official media partner. Part of the deal, KTN News will retransmit the signal via free to air channel across East and Central Africa. KTN News will be the only local television station with express authority to air the tournament. [...]

IFT grants MVS a FTA channel in CDMX

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) extended and modified pay TV spectrum concession of Comband SA de CV , MVS subsidiary, which will allow it to have its own FTA channel in Mexico City and the metropolitan area. The regulator has not assigned the chanels frequency yet, which will be independent from MVS-TV, a digital network located [...]

Netflix and Caracol TV to develop new series over the next three years

Colombian FTA channel Caracol TV and Netflix extended their exclusive licensing agreement to develop new productions together. Both companies will produce nine series in the next three years, for a value higher than USD 35 million. Productions will be available in Colombia through Caracol Television, and globally on Netflix. Caracol Television, leader in contents production [...]

Record TV launches news channel to face CNN Brazil

Brazilian FTA Record TV Journalism Department is working to launch a new news channel, scheduled for 2020. It could replace Record News, current 24-hour news network from Record Group , or develop a new project, competing with Record News. Central point for the new channel is to be available for pay TV formats and OTT [...]

TV Azteca could stop broadcasting football

TV Azteca faced rising costs and low advertising demand during last quarter 2018, which impacted its profitability That is the reason why the company is analyzing whether it maintains its football matches broadcasting business in its future plans. Higher costs are significantly related to football teams broadcasts, which affected our EBITDA (consolidated net profit before [...]

DAZN moves Corinthians from Globo to Rede TV

Sports OTT DAZN gave Rede TV Corinthians broadcasting rights in the South American Cup in FTA for free, after more than 20 years in which Globo broadcasted them.  Rede TV will broadcast one match of each South American Cup round, in which Corinthians will make its debut this Thursday. This is an important and strategic [...]

Chilean Football League won’t be on FTA

Hours after Chilean Professional Football National Association (ANFP) confirmed that National Football Championship of that country was going to be broadcasted on FTA, Chilean TV network Chilevisions (Turner Group)  managers ensured that there are clauses that make it impossible because of legal items. From ANFP also pointed that Chilean football matches broadcasting was not fully [...]