Category Archives: Free to Air

Copa Libertadores games to be available on free-to-air TV in 2019

The South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) announced that starting next year matches of the Copa Libertadores tournament will be available on free-to-air TV, in each of the 10 affiliated countries. The entity opened on Tuesday the call for the first TV rights tender process for the 2019-2022 period. This process includes the sale of TV [...]

Caracol Televisión extends Colombia national team rights

Colombian Soccer Federation (FCF in Spanish) and free-to-air broadcaster Caracol Televisión announced the renewal of the TV rights for the country’s national team games in the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. According to El Espectador, the deal is valued at USD 40 million for four years. In addition to the qualifiers, Caracol will [...]

Canal Once unveils its 2018 programming

Canal Once, the Mexican broadcast TV network owned by Instituto Politécnico Nacional, unveiled its 2018 programming, which includes original productions, news shows and sports content. Jimena Saldaña, Canal Onces director, said that “2018 appears as an interesting and dynamic year, due to the large number of events that will take place in the political, sports, [...]

GTV plans a comeback in Kenya

Ten years after exiting the market, GTV expresses its wish for a comeback on Kenyan television. According to the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), GTV has applied for a licence to broadcast free transmission. Notice is given that the following applicant has made an application to the Communications Authority of Kenya for the grant of [...]

Chile’s Senate approves TVN’s capitalization

The Chilean Senate approved with 23 votes in favor, six against and one abstention the capitalization of public network TVN, which includes an injection of USD 65 million and the creation of a cultural channel. This way, the Senate approved the report of the Mixed Commission. The document had already received approval in the Chamber [...]

Argentinas TV Pública to pay USD 8 million for 2018 World Cup rights

State-owned channel TV Pública of Argentina will pay USD 8 million to broadcast 32 of the 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reported local daily La Nación. The offer includes all the matches of the national team, in addition to the opening match, two quarterfinals, the semifinals and the final. The [...]

Azteca Trece transforms into Azteca Uno

On January 1, Azteca Trece completed its transition into Azteca Uno. The migration process began a year ago when the station began to be available on channel 1 on free-to-air TV and pay TV systems, the company explained in a press release. Azteca said the channels programming will maintain the “favorite” contents of the audience [...]

TV Azteca sells U.S. network Azteca America to HC2

Mexicos TV Azteca announced that it has sold Azteca America – the companys broadcast television network focused on the U.S. Hispanic market – to HC2 Network Inc., a subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, a diversified holding company based in New York City. Through this transaction, HC2 Network acquired Azteca America, some rights on part of its [...]

Chiles TVN reduces losses

Chilean broadcaster TVN reported losses of CH$ 5.4 billion (USD 8.4 million) during January and September of this year. This is 45% less than the CH$ 9.8 billion (USD 15.3 million) from previous year. The data was revealed by TVNs Chairman of the board, Ricardo Solari, in the Science and Technology Commission of the Chamber [...]

Televisa extends deal with NFL

Grupo Televisa announced that it has extended for another three years its contract with the National Football League (NFL). This way, three more games will be played at Estadio Azteca, one each year, until 2021. So far, three NFL games were played in Mexico. The new agreement will allow matches to continue at Estadio Azteca [...]