Category Archives: Free to Air

Televisa extends distribution deal with Intelsat

Satellite operator Intelsat announced that Mexican multimedia company Grupo Televisa will distribute its premium, over-the-air television networks via Intelsats Galaxy satellites to Digital Terrestrial Television stations. Under a new, multi-year and multi-transponder agreement, Televisa will use C-band services on Intelsats Galaxy 16 (located at 99° west) and Galaxy 19 (located at 97° west) satellites to [...]

Televisa and TV Azteca to discuss about FTA and multiplatform strategies at NexTV Series Mexico & Central America

Executives of Televisa and TV Azteca, the main Mexican networks, will participate in the next edition of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, on October 3 & 4, to discuss the future of free-to-air TV and the evolution towards multi-screen platforms. The conference, organized by Dataxis, will be held at the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel in [...]

Uruguay to control national content quotas on TV

Uruguay’s Communications Services Regulatory Unit (Ursec in Spanish) will start monitoring the broadcast of minimum percentages of national content on radio and TV, Ursec director Nicolás Cendoya told El Observador. This is established by the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services of that country. Ursec will begin the control in the radios in November and on [...]

Mexican baseball league returns to free-to-air TV with TV Azteca

Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca has closed an agreement with the Mexican baseball league (Liga Mexicana de Béisbol, LMB) to broadcast the Serie del Rey 2017, as well as the two 2018 championships and postseasons, through its new channel a+. This way, the LMB returns to free-to-air TV after more than two decades. The Serie del [...]

Colombia completes final regulation for TV White Space

Colombia’s National Spectrum Agency published its final regulation for TV White Space (TVWS). This way, is now the first country in Latin America to finalise its TVWS regulations, according to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA). TVWS technology uses otherwise unused or unassigned spectrum in the UHF and VHF bands. According to DSA, It has been [...]

Chiles Canal 13 renewed its cameras with Blackmagic Design for its soap operas

Chilean FTA network Canal 13 acquired URSA Mini 4k digital cameras from Blackmagic Design, the Australian company specialized in video technology. As stated in a release, this equipment will be used for soap operas. It was the director of Canal 13s series Preciosas, Herval Abreu, who first thought of using Blackmagic Design products. We always [...]

Zimbabwe grants operating license to Kwesé TV

Zimbabwean Government has licensed telecommunication company Kwese TV, a development which is thought to bring competition to DStv. KweseTV is changing the face of television as it is believed to bring to life the concept of TV everywhere and anywhere.  Econet Wireless Zimbabwe employees were given decoders while Kwese TV readies the launch of the [...]

TV Azteca adds more anime

Mexicos TV Azteca announced the premiere of Sailor Moon on Monday, August 7 as part of a new anime programming block that includes other Japanese productions such as “Super Campeones” and “Pokemon”. The content will air on Azteca 7 during the afternoon slot. Starting at 3.30 PM the channel will broadcast “Super Campeones”, an hour [...]

Chilevisión to broadcast Chile’s qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

Free-to-air channel Chilevisión (Turner) has secured the rights to broadcast the matches of the Chilean national team during the South American qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The offer is higher than the previous deal”, said Arturo Salah, president of the National Professional Soccer Association [...]