Category Archives: Free to Air

Brazilian soccer association adopts new broadcast model for friendlies

Brazil’s soccer confederation (CBF) did not reach an agreement with Globo for the TV rights of the next friendly matches of the national team. For this reason, it decided to adopt a new broadcast model. According to Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, CBF will manage the production and broadcast of the matches from now on. [...]

Simba cuts TV channels price by 90%

Brazilian company Simba, which is in charge of negotiating with operators the sale of the digital TV channels of Record, SBT and RedeTV, changed its commercial strategy last week offering a 90% “discount” in the price the company demanded two months ago, reported the journalist Daniel Castro in his Noticias da TV column. Former Sky [...]

Televisa beats TV Azteca in ratings during Mexican Liga MX final

Televisa announced that the broadcast of the first leg of Liga MX final, between Tigres and Chivas, registered an average audience of more than 3 million viewers on Canal 5. Mexican media giant said in a statement that it has outperformed its competitor TV Azteca by 20.8%, according to figures from Nielsen IBOPE Mexico. The [...]

OpenView HD subscribers are now over 825000 in South Africa

The South African Free to air TV provider Openview HD (OVHD) has announced to have activated more than 825.000 set-top boxes (STB) since last year which is a growth by more than 112% compared to the year before. E.tv launched four new channels exclusively for OVHD on DStv which is pay TV. The company declared [...]

Kwesé Free Sports and Namibian Broadcasting Corporation inked new deal

Econet Media owned Kwesé Free Sporst and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) just announced a new deal has been signed. The contract was three-year broadcast-sharing contract. Ben Amadasun, the CEO of Kwesé Free Sports declared We pride ourselves on offering world-class sporting action live and in some cases exclusively on our platform, making premium games [...]

INSA from Ethiopia selects Eutelsat for TV Platform

Ethiopias Information Network Security Agency (INSA) officialised the launch of Ethiosat, its new TV platform. The current 30 channels that are broadcast on multiple satellite will be condensed into one for easy reception for the end customer. EBC as well as Oromia TV will be on a Free-to-Air basis. Viewers will be able to access [...]

TV Aztecas Q1 profits back in the green

TV Azteca released this week its financial results for the first quarter of 2017. The company reported profits of MX$ 404 million (USD 21.5 million), compared to a net loss of MX$ 554 million (USD 29.5 million) for the same quarter of 2016. Net sales for the quarter grew 21% from previous year to MX$ [...]

Kwesé Free Sport launches FTA premium channel in Rwanda

Econet media launches 24 hours, Free-to-Air (FTA) sport channel in Rwanda with Kwesé sport. The channel will be available in many countries such as Congo DRC, Benin, Togo, Uganda, Ghana, Angola and Tanzania and many more. Five more countries are to receive the Kwesé premium content this year. Kwesé Free Sports channel is the first [...]