Tag Archives: Free to air

Rede Bandeirantes takes the NBA finals to Brazilian FTA

Brazilian Bandeirantes Communication Group (Band) announced last Monday that it came to terms  with the NBA (National Basketball Association), to broadcast the finals of the 2018/2019 season on Brazilian FTA TV after almost 20 years. The last time the channel aired matches of the competition was at the end of 2000, when the Los Angeles [...]

Globo broadcasts the Women’s Football World Cup on FTA for the first time

The Brazilian TV channel Globo is announcing throughout its programming that it will broadcast the Womens Football World Cup on FTA for the first time. The competition, created in 1991, will take place in France, and, apart from Globo, it will also be aired on SporTV for pay TV customers. The championship will have 24 [...]

Brazilian women’s football championship to be broadcast on FTA with Band

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the TV channel Rede Bandeirantes (Band) agreed that, after its first seven fixture dates, the Brazilian women’s football championship will be broadcast on FTA. According to the agreement ran by both entities, First and Second Division matches will be aired on Sundays. Until then, it was only possible to [...]

Palmeiras and Atletico Paranaense do not come to terms with Globo to broadcast on PPV

A new Brazilian Football Championship edition -called Brasileirao- started this Saturday, April 27th. From all the teams taking part in the competition, Palmeiras and Atletico Paranaense have not ran an agreement to broadcast their matches under the pay-per-view (PPV) modality yet and, as long as the situation persists, subscribers to the service (through Premiere FC) [...]

DAZN buys Brazilian Football Championship’s Serie C

The sports OTT DAZN acquired the rights to broadcast the Brazillian Football Championships Serie C, the third tier of the Brazilian football league system, in an agreement between DAZN and the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) ran last week. Owning these rights allows the OTT to broadcast the tournament on Free-to.air (FTA), pay TV and online. [...]

Procon notifies Brazilian pay TV operators about football broadcasts in PPV

Consumer Protection and Defense Foundation (Procon), based in San Pablo, Brazil, notified Pay TV operators Claro, Sky, Vivo, Oi and Tim to clarify their subscribers modalities under which they will offer Brazilian Football Championship  broadcastings packages on pay-per-view (PPV). These content generated a USD 27 billion profit in 2018. Procon questioned Brazilian operators about the [...]

Mega becomes Megamedia holding company

Chilean group Mega became from last April 1st the Mega Media Holding, a brand that brings together its FTA, pay TV, radio and websites areas and will offer new strategic opportunities to its customers. Megamedias brand puts together all the group’s platforms such as Mega Network, Mega HD, Mega Plus and Etc TV channels; radios [...]

Mexican Radio Centro Group to broadcast on FTA with Channel 8

Mexican Radio Centro Groups (GRC) president, Francisco Aguirre Gomez, confirmed that the company will start broadcasts on FTA TV in October, through Channel 8 DTT. Businessman expressed that the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) supported to install its operations center in Cerro de Chiquihuite, CDMX, and in Cerro de Tres Padres, State of Mexico. We already [...]

FTA leads Chilean audience in 2018

Chilean National Television Council (CNTV) published the results of its report TV Consumption 2018, which shows that Free-to-Air TV (FTA)  was the most watched media in the country. According to the report, last year, each person consumed an average of 1,286 hours of TV, which means approximately 3, 31 daily hours average. All figures mentioned [...]

IFT requests USD 3.2 million from MVS to broadcast with a FTA channel in CDMX

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) defined that Comband S.A. de CV, a subsidiary to which MVS Comunicaciones transferred its restricted TV concession titles in 2015, must pay a  USD 3.2 million restitution to begin its FTA TV broadcasts in Mexico City and 17 other municipalities of the country through its own digital TV channel. Comband has [...]