Category Archives: Free to Air

Sky Play strengthens its TV Everywhere offer with three new FTA TV channels

According to several specialized websites in Brazil, pay TV operator Sky (AT&T) continues to strengthen its channels offering on its SVOD OTT Sky Play, which already features 53 channels available. This time, FTA broadcasters that joined the platform from last November 30th are SBT, Rede TV and Record TV. According to the information reported by [...]

IPC to offer free-to-air coverage of Tokyo 2021 Paralympics in Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is providing free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics to more 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the President of IPC, Andrew Parsons, the move is a turning point in the region. The IPC has accepted to drop its rights fee so that they can have more exposure in [...]

Global Sports Rights Management expands Brasileirão’s distribution in the Caribbean with Flow Sports

Global Sports Rights Management (GSRM), the company that holds international rights of series A and B of the Professional Brazilian Football League -better known as Brasileirão-, to be broadcast on FTA TV, pay TV, pay-per-view and OTT , has announced a distribution agreement with Flow Sports for three seasons (2020-2022). Through the agreement, the sports [...]

ViacomCBS may be about to acquire Chilevision

After some rumors that started to place in August, the Diario Financiero de Chile reported on its website this past Sunday, November 22, that ViacomCBS would be closer to acquiring the free-to-air TV channel Chilevisión, owned by Turner (WarnerMedia; AT&T). According to the website, which cites “high sources” in the negotiations, ViacomCBS is about to [...]

Grupo Octubre buys Argentine FTA TV channel Canal 9

According to several local websites, the Argentine FTA TV channel Canal 9 is already part of Grupo Octubre, a media conglomerate headed by businessman Victor Santa Maria. Grupo Octubre (GO) has already completed Telearte S.A. (company led by Argentine Carlos Eduardo Lorefice Lynch, controller of Channel 9)s acquisition process, thus remaining as its operator, the [...]

Claro now offers its new STB in more Brazilian cities

According to several specialized websites in Brazil, the Brazilian telecommunications company Claro (America Móvil) launched Claro Box TV, its new STB, initially available for São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in seven new Brazilian cities. With the expansion of the offer, the device is also available from now on in Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Campinas, Curitiba, [...]

Eutelsat launched new EPG for free-to-air broadcasters in MENA

Satellite operator, Eutelsat has successfully, launched Sat.tv, an enhanced electronic programme guide (EPG) for free-to-air channels. The service is already operating at the 7/8° West orbital position, serving over 56 million Arabic-speaking homes across the Middle East and North Africa and is being progressively deployed at other Eutelsat video positions. All channels are automatically installed [...]

AFA officially cancels agreement with Fox Sports and Turner may own all Argentine Football TV broadcasting rights

As reported by various specialized websites in Argentina, the Argentine Football Association (AFA), entity in charge of organizing and regulating official football leagues in the country, has officially announced its decision to cancel the agreement that was being ran with Fox Sports for the countrys Professional Football Leagues (LPF) TV broadcasting rights, which will officially [...]

Argentine Government confirms it is interested in broadcasting local football matches on TV Publica

As recently reported by several Argentine websites, Matias Lammens, Argentine Tourism and Sports Minister, confirmed the countrys Government is interested in local Professional Football Leagues matches to be broadcasted on TV Publica, the States FTA TV channel.  The initiative takes place days after the Argentine Football Association (AFA) officially confirmed the return of the countrys [...]