Category Archives: Free to Air

Latina to broadcast Peru’s qualifiers for 2022 Qatar World Cup

The Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF in Spanish) announced the winners of the TV rights for the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers. Latina will broadcast on free-to-air TV the home games of the national team, while GolTV will air the international matches. Movistar acquired the rights for pay and mobile TV, as the company previously announced. [...]

Chilevisión and TVN increase losses

According to data from the first quarter of 2018, Chilean free-to-air channels Chilevisión (Turner) and TVN increase their losses compared to a year ago, while Mega was the only channel that reported profits. Chilevisión recorded losses of Ch$ 5,790 million (USD 9.1 million) compared to Ch$ 4,940 million (USD 7.8 million) in 2017. TVN reported [...]

ZBC to launch a range of new channels

After the realization of digital migration, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) will roll out a range of new channels.  The channels will bring a change to ZBCs viewers after years of just watching one channel, ZTV. The channels will vary from history channel to religious channel to a security channel. The CEO of ZBC, Patrick Mavhura pointed out, We will increase [...]

Kwesé TV to relay all 32 African games in 2018 World Cup for free

One of the countries leading media company Kwese Television, stated that Malawians will have the opportunity to watch this years World cup games just by purchasing a Kwese decoder. The Country Manager of Kwese Television, Wonder Msiska, has certified the development will allow Malawians to watch 32 African games for free and that for them [...]

Brazil’s Record partners with Vantec to renew its virtual set

The Brazilian FTA TV channel Record signed a contract with the Portuguese technology company Vantec to renew and expand the services of virtual set, tracking and augmented reality for its studios, located in the city of Sao Paulo. Record’s virtual studio now features Stype’s RedSpy infrared tracking system that has cameras with mechanical tracking. The [...]

Chile’s Canal 13 signs deal with Secuoya

Canal 13 and Grupo Secuoya have signed a consultancy agreement through which the Spanish company is committed to detecting business solutions for the Chilean free-to-air TV channel, which belongs to the Luksic group. The agreement involves the outsourcing of audiovisual services, with the goal to help easing the complicated financial situation of the channel. At [...]

Crunchyroll debuts linear TV anime block in Brazil

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll announced that it will launch a one-hour programming block on free-to air channel Rede Brasil. It will be available on Saturdays beginning April 21, featuring two shows, Black Clover and Re:Zero. The new programming block, called Crunchyroll TV, will mark the platforms first jump onto linear television. It will air every [...]

Colombia renews Caracol and RCN TV licenses for 10 years

The National Television Board approved the renewal of the TV licenses of the private free-to-air channels Caracol and RCN for a period of 10 years. Each company will have to pay Co$ 128 billion (USD 47 million). The current licenses of both channels end on January 10, 2019. Now, Caracol Televisión and RCN have 15 [...]

France 24 launches in Kenya on FTA platform

Paris based international news and current affairs television network France 24 has signed an agreement with SIGNET to launch its operations in Kenya. The media outlet also becomes the first international news channel to be on a digital free-to-air platform in the country. The launch comes as Kenya continues attracting international attention from investors looking [...]