Category Archives: TV channels / Content

TV Walter Abrahão not to broadcast South American Qualifiers for the next FIFA World Cup in Brazil

According to different specialized websites in Brazil, Brazilian pay TV channel TV Walter Abrahão (TV WA), who has recently acquired the rights to broadcast 56 matches of the South American Qualifiers for the next FIFA World Cup, announced it has lost the rights due to non-payment. According to the information reported, the channel had to [...]

Movistar Play now available for Telefonica’s no clients in Chile

Movistar Chile has announced that its SVOD OTT Movistar Play, available in Chile and other Latin American countries, can now be hired by clients of other companies. Up to now, Chile is the first market in Latin America in which Movistar implements this initiative with its platform. According to specialized websites in Chile, the only [...]

Rotana Group extends its collaboration with Thema/Canal+ International

Thema, a subsidiary of Canal+ International and specialist of the edition and distribution of multicultural channels, has extended its long-time partnership with Rotana Group. The agreement allows Thema the rights to distribute the entire portfolio of Rotanas channels in Europe (10 branded premium channels including Rotana Cinema, Rotana Drama, Rotana Classic, etc.), as well as unlimited [...]

Busiswa’s reality TV show to be available on BET Africa

BET Africa honours International Womens Month by airing Busiswa Gqulus reality TV program, Her Majesty, which stars the strong Queen of dance and music icon. It will be available on BET Africa on Saturday, March 20th at 19:30 CAT. Busiswa made history when she worked on Beyoncés highly acclaimed music album Black is King. The reality show [...]

IFT extends deadline for Disney and Fox to sell Fox Sports in Mexico until May 1st

Mexican Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), telecommunications market regulator in the country, has officially announced last Friday, March 5th, its decision to grant The Walt Disney Company (Disney) and Twenty-First Century Fox (Fox) a new two-month period extension to complete Fox Sports Mexicos sale. The divestiture of Fox Sports in Mexico is one of the [...]

Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Studios grant almost USD 1 million to support audiovisual industry in Brazil

Brazilian Audiovisual Content Institute (Instituto de Contenidos Audiovisuales Brasileños – ICAB), has announced this last Friday that Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Studios will allocate around R$ 5.3 million (about USD 1), to support the Brazilian audiovisual community during the pandemic period. The donation will be made for the Aid Fund created by ICAB and [...]

Lupita Nyongo teams up with new start-up, Kukua, to bring new YouTube Original kids’ content to Kenya

Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyongo has partnered with new media and tech start-up, Kukua to bring the franchise, Super Sema, a new YouTube Original kids and family program. Super Sema will debut the first eight-episodes on March 8 and will mark Africas first animated kid superhero series. The remaining 12 episodes will be released from March [...]

Mediapro would not acquire Fox Sports operations in Mexico

As reported in the web version of the Mexican newspaper El Universal this last Monday, March 1st, the Spanish company Mediapro would get out of the contest to acquire Fox Sports operations in Mexico, one of the requirements ordered by the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) to approve the Disney-Fox merger, which took place in [...]

Fatafeat bolsters broadcast sector with commitment to local content production in MENA

Fatafeat, the home of Arabic cooking, today reaffirmed its commitment to local content with the announcement of production plans for 2021. From its award-winning production facility in Dubai Production City, Fatafeat already has more than 270 episodes of linear content scheduled for production in 2021, with more to be added to the roster in future [...]