Category Archives: TV channels / Content

Osiptel opens sanction procedure against Latina and DirecTV

Peruvian regulator Osiptel said that is has begun a sanction procedure against the free-to-air TV channel Latina and pay TV operator DirecTV for alleged infringements of the Law of Repression of Anticompetitive Behaviors related to the retransmission of the Latina signal during the World Cup. According to the regulator, the decision was made after the [...]

Nat Geo Kids strengthens its presence in Latin America

Children’s channel Nat Geo Kids celebrates, during July, its first year in Latin America with a programming dedicated to its main series. Since its launch, the channel has been growing in distribution and has gained a foothold in the digital area. The official account on YouTube registered more than 135 million views and 16.5 million [...]

DStv brings light on SAs endangered species with new TV series

DStv will introduce new TV series The Wild Ones which offers an exciting journey in the center of the South African landscape by focusing on heart-warming accounts of animal lovers working selflessly towards this end. Produced by Homebrew Films in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) SA and BirdLife SA The Wild Ones – [...]

Telemundo acquires rights to the 2019 Copa America

Telemundo Deportes announced that it has acquired the exclusive Spanish-language U.S. media rights to the 2019 Copa America to be held in June in Brazil. “We are extremely pleased to join forces with CONMEBOL and the Copa America tournament,” said Ray Warren, President, Telemundo Deportes. “It is a world class event and perfectly aligns with [...]

Univision channels go dark to Dish, Sling TV subs

As of Saturday, June 30, Univision networks are no longer available on Dish Network and Sling TV in the United States, affecting its Spanish-speaking clients, said the media company in a release. According to Univision, the removal of the channels followed Dishs rejection of an offer that would have extended the parties existing contract to [...]

El Gourmet announces new original production

El Gourmet (AMC Networks International Latin America) announced the production of “Maestros del taco”, the new show that will travel through Mexico searching for the most authentic flavors of this traditional food. It will premiere during the last quarter of the year. This new series reaches the channel after the success – both in Argentina [...]

beIN media to beam Wimbledon in MENA

The renowned grass court event from London will be broadcasted in MENA live in three languages Arabic, English and French across 11 beIN channels. HD9s Daily Arabic studio, presented by Adel Al Shatti and Amine Rhissasi, will include expert analysis by Moroccan tennis legend Karim Alami, former tennis coach Mamdouh Marzouk and Selima [...]

EbonyLife TV expands with VoD service and partnership with StarTimes

EbonyLife TV will be broadcasted on the StarTimes Network from August 1, 2018. The collaboration with StarTimes is a bid to provide premium, homegrown content to a larger audience across Africa. In addition to the expansion of its linear television audience, EbonyLife has launched a global, digital video-on-demand (VoD) service, EbonyLife ON, that allows Nigerian subscribers, who [...]

DStv to launch pop-up channel for Nelson Mandelas centenary

In celebration of one hundred years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, DStv will add a tribute pop up channel. The Mandela 100 Tribute pop-up channel (DStv 199) will launch on his birthday, Wednesday 18 July, and will run for five days.   The channel will feature a mix of films, documentaries, archive footage from Carte Blanche [...]

Orient Hontai Capital completes acquisition of 53.5% stake in Mediapro

China’s Orient Hontai Capital has closed its acquisition of a 53.5% stake in Imagina Media Audiovisual – born from the merger between Mediapro and Globomedia – after obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals. Now, the rest of Imagina’s shareholders are WPP (22.5%) and its founders Tatxo Benet (12%) and Jaume Roures (12%). Roures and Benet will [...]