Tag Archives: Latin America

Fox Sports Latin America acquires F1 rights

Fox Sports Latin America announced that it has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast FIA Formula 1 World Championship on pay TV and digital platforms for a period of five years, from 2018 to 2022. Fox Sports, Fox Sports 3 and Fox Premium Action will cover all the races (21 in total) as well as practice [...]

FIFA World Cup to boost TV sales in Latam

This year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia will accelerate the sale of TV sets in Latin America, which is estimated to grow by 6.4%, according to data released during CES 2018. Celso Barros, Regional Product Manager of Samsung, said at a press conference that this year will be marked by the renewal of larger screens [...]

Imira signs distribution deals for Latin America

Spanish company Imira announced that it has signed several distribution deals for Latin America, US and EMEA region, with SVOD platforms and TV channels like Discovery and Turner, among others. Imira and Signal Media created an alliance for the development of a new network in Latam and US Hispanic, for which they have acquired 12 [...]

Paramount Channel to premiere The Handmaid’s Tale in March

Paramount Channel confirmed that it will premiere The Handmaid’s Tale on March 11, exclusively in Latin America. The dystopian drama recently won the 2018 Golden Globe for Best TV Series in the Drama category. The ten-episode first season was released in April in the U.S through Hulu streaming platform. The series has been renewed for [...]

ESPN to air The Florida Cup in Latin America

ESPN announced that it has reached an agreement to air the Florida Cup, the annual competition of international soccer. The network will air all eight matches across its family of networks in the United States (ESPN Deportes), Mexico and Central America, Caribbean Islands, South America (except for Brazil) and for the first time since 2015, [...]

America Movil acquires 2018-2024 Olympics TV rights in Latin America

Mexican company America Movil, through its subsidiary AMX Contenido, has acquired the broadcast rights in 17 territories across Latin America for the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024. The telecommunications firm has acquired the exclusive digital broadcast rights in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, [...]

Hispasats Amazonas 5 becomes operational

Hispasat announced that Amazonas 5 satellite is now in its final 61° West orbital position and has begun to offer the telecommunications services for which it was designed after having successfully passed the exhaustive testing carried out in space. The new satellite offers coverage over the entire American continent and has an estimated useful life [...]

Liberty Global strengthens its Latin American & Caribbean operation

Liberty Global announced that Balan Nair will assume the position of president and CEO of its Latin American and Caribbean operation (LiLAC) once the split-off from Liberty Global occurs, which is expected around the end of the year. Currently, Nair is Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of the company and he will remain in this [...]

DirecTV added El Garage TV

DirecTV has added during October El Garage TV in HD to its programming in Latin America. The channel offers news of motor sports. It is available in Oro and superior packages. “The constant incorporation of HD channels is part of a process of innovation aiming to provide the best entertainment experience for our customers,” said [...]