Category Archives: Free to Air

Brazilian TV Globo affiliate in Goiás and Tocantins is not sold and promises a strong investment

Brazilian broadcaster TV Anhanguera, TV Globo network affiliate in Goiás and Tocantins, will not be finally sold. Jaime Camara Group, owner of the stations, didn’t want to continue with the sale process that had been going on for more than 10 months, local media reported. The deal was almost closed and the transfer was going [...]

Elsys sells in Brazil the new STB Full HD for band C with interactive content

Tec Company Elsys is promoting in Brazil their new STB Full HD that allows the tuning of band C TV channels and enjoying interactive content. Its called Totalmax and, for ad campaign, choose local singer Michel Teló. With this new STB, the customer would watch every digital channels, in high and simple definition. According to [...]

Mega to become holding in 2019

Chilean broadcaster Mega, which belongs to the Bethia Group, will be reorganized into a holding company, called Mega Media, which will include its 5 radios, 8 websites, the FTA TV signal and a pay TV channel, as well as new strategy and advertising businesses. Macarena Cerda, Business and Development Director, said that under this new [...]

IFT renews TV Azteca and Televisa concessions

Mexican telecom regulator IFT has renewed the concessions of TV Azteca and Televisa for another 20 years. Both stations reach 93.2% of Mexican households, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). This includes Televisas free-to-air channels Las Estrellas, Canal 5, Canal 9, Foro TV and several local stations. In the [...]

Kwesé satellite TV closes in Zimbabwe

In a communiqué, Kwesés parent company, Econet Media declared the development had been required by a review of its business strategy and service offerings to align them to changes in the global digital and satellite broadcasting sector, and growth in access to mobile and fixed broadband on the continent. The strategy review will put forward [...]

Chile: Government approves TVN’s capitalization

The Budget Office approved a USD 22,3 million capitalization of state-owned broadcaster TVN. The figure is less than the USD 47 million that the Congress approved for the channel in January. The agency reported that it complied with Law 21.085, which authorizes the Treasury to capitalize TVN with USD 22,3 million “for investment projects that [...]

Televisa unveils new original series

Televisa held its 2019 Upfront in Mexico where it revealed its new programming lineup to clients, advertisers and agencies, among others. The event also had the participation of the countrys President-elect Andres Manuel López Obrador. The new content offer will include short and dynamic formats, with a multiplatform approach. Some of the titles are “Fábrica [...]

Imagen Televisión announces new programming

Mexican broadcaster Imagen Televisión announced its 2019 programming slate. Olegario Vázquez Aldir, CEO of Grupo Empresarial Ángeles, to which Grupo Imagen belongs, highlighted that in less than two years, the network reached a 15% market share. “We are not afraid of competition, we have never been scared by competition or the battle to win the [...]

AfricaXP partners with SES to roll out new FTA bouquet in Nigeria

AfricaXP is a digital content distributor and themed linear channel creator that facilitates synergies between content rights owners and media platform operators, has rolled out Premium.Free, a bouquet of 13 channels that are being offered using SES satellites at 28.2 degrees East. The new bouquet of FTA channels comprises of diverse range of contents from sports [...]