Tag Archives: soccer

Globo launches standalone soccer streaming service

Soccer streaming platform Premiere Play (Grupo Globo) is now available as standalone service in Brazil, with a catalog that includes live games of the series A and B of the ‘Brasileirão’ (Brazilian national championship) and the main state championships. The monthly subscription costs R$ 79.90 (USD 21). Globo had initially launched Premiere Play as TV [...]

TV Azteca considers leaving soccer business

TV Azteca CEO Benjamín Salinas said in the Q218 report that soccer costs are becoming “less sustainable” from a financial perspective so the company is evaluating whether to continue or not in this business. “We are obligated to review the soccer business in a comprehensive manner and to evaluate the viability of staying there, the [...]

RTS to broadcast 52 FIFA World Cup games in Ecuador

Ecuadorian free-to-air channel RTS announced that it will broadcast 52 games of the soccer World Cup in Russia, in HD, of which 32 will be live. The coverage will be complemented with new special shows. RTS already has experience in the transmission of this event. The station broadcasted Korea – Japan 2002 and Germany 2006 [...]

Fox Sports Hernán Donnari: “We are very happy with the results of the Superliga”

During NexTV Series Argentina, Hernán Donnari, EVP of Fox Sports South America, spoke about the challenges in broadcasting the Argentine soccer league, known as the Superliga. According to the executive, the Argentine soccer was “a great bet” that involved “a jump to a land where there were no certainties”. “We had a conviction that Argentine [...]

Fox Sports and Caracol show interest in the premium channel that Colombian soccer league is planning to launch

The sports channel Fox Sports (Fox) and the FTA TV channel Caracol contacted the Major Division of Colombian Soccer (Dimayor, by its initials in Spanish), entity responsible for directing the local soccer league. They are both interested in launching the new premium channel that the organization is planning to have. This wasnt officially announced, but [...]

Without broadcasting matches, Argentine TNT Sports bets on contents about the World Cup Russia 2018

The premium sports channel TNT Sports from Argentina decided to invest in content related with the football FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, despite of not having the rights to broadcast the matches. By doing so, it tries to benefit from the high expectation generated by the tournament to be played since next June 14th. They [...]

DirecTV and TV Cable reach an agreement with GolTV in Ecuador to showcase local soccer

Ecuadorian Pay-TV companies DirecTV and TV Cable already have the GolTV channel in their programming line-up through which their subscribers can view all the matches of the local soccer league. The sports channel is from the basic packages of the operators, for which users will not have to pay any extra cost; while those with [...]

GolTV selected to broadcast Ecuadorian soccer league

Representatives of 24 teams in Ecuador have selected the company GolTV as the winner of the TV rights to broadcast the domestic soccer league, for the next ten years, according to local media. There were four companies interested in the process: DirecTV, GolTV, Teleamazonas and Fox Sports. The representatives had two meetings. In the first [...]

Ecuador’s soccer teams live-stream their matches on YouTube

Due to the legal conflict over the TV rights, Ecuadorian teams Liga de Quito, Barcelona and Emelec decided to live stream their matches for the recent date of the local tournament on their YouTube channels. The match between Barcelona and El Nacional was available on the YouTube channel BSCtv and was produced by Digital Plus. [...]