Category Archives: TV channels / Content

BBC Worldwide signs first format deal in Uruguay

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, announced the companys first format deal in Uruguay with free-to-air broadcaster Canal 10 for El Gran Uruguayo, a series based on the UK format Great Britons. The Greats format has been sold to over 20 countries since the series launched on the BBC in 2002. In this [...]

Revamped programming and rebranding for TV Africa

Ideal Groupe, a major shareholder in TV Africa, rolled out a big re-branding campaign to re-position the station following 13 years of operations under the old management.  The on-air programming was given the refresh treatment as well now seeks to give a new look and feel that will give viewers the best experience with new [...]

DStvs Zambezi Magic channel to premiere Zim film

A Zimbabwean film commissioned by DStv’s Zambezi Magic channel that will premiere on the channel on Valentine’s Day, further enhancing the country producing industry. Love Is Not Enough is an emotional drama that is aimed at mature audiences and will have its debut on Zambezi Magic (DStv Channel 160) at 9pm on Wednesday February 14. [...]

Telefónica to launch Movistar Series channel in Latin America

Telefónica announced that it will launch the new Movistar Series channel in Latin America, which will include the companys original productions, as well as a selection of Latin American content. It will be available through the Movistar TV and Movistar Play platforms. In this way, the Movistar+ original series will arrive to 12 countries in [...]

Canal Sony confirms acquisition of American Idol in exclusive for Latin America

Canal Sony announced that it has signed a deal with FremantleMedia International to air in Latin America the new season of American Idol, the iconic series that had a profound effect on the music industry. This way, the show, which is set to launch on ABC (US) in March 2018, will return to Canal Sony [...]

New Channel Racing World to be launched in Africa

Kiron Interactive, Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited partnered up to launch a fixed-odds betting channel to broadcast top-class live British, Irish and South African horseracing and virtual racing in betting shops throughout Africa. The new satellite channel, named Racing World, will offer fixed odds betting on British and Irish racing (Jumps and Flat), South African [...]

WION from ZEE Media to launch in UAE

Zee Media Corporations English news channel World Is One News (WION) has launched on Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Viewers in these countries can also watch WION on Du & Ooredoo. The news channels Middle East debut comes on the heels of its launch in seven African countries: Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, [...]

Kwesé TV to broadcast Live Winter Olympics

The digital pay TV company, Kwesé TV, is bringing the Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018, live to its audiences from 9th 25th February 2018. Kwesé TV signed a multi-year deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter [...]

Viacom, CBS form committees to consider merger

Viacom and CBS Corporation, both controlled by Sumner Redstone, said last week that their boards of directors have established special committees of independent directors to evaluate a potential combination. The companies split in 2005 and now are exploring the idea of merging again, after 13 years. There can be no assurance that this process will [...]

National Geographic unveils new programming block

National Geographic launches on Monday, February 5, the new programming block #NG PWR!, created by and for millennials. It is available from Monday to Friday, at 10:30 p.m. (Colombia) and at 11 p.m. in the rest of Latin America, on TV, the Nat Geo Play app, Facebook (@natgeola) and YouTube (natgeola). #NG PWR! includes five [...]