Monthly Archives: March 2020

Claro Sports and Marca Claro to have next Olympic Games edition pay TV and digital platforms broadcasting rights

After the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese Government to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for next year, Claro Sports and Marca Claro announced that they will have, without any change, the event pay TV and digital platforms broadcasting rights on the new date determined to celebrate them. The coverage [...]

Win Sports+ not to charge April subscriptions to its customers either

Win Sports+, the new Colombian pay TV channel premium option launched last January, announced it will not charge Aprils subscription to its customers, just like this month, when it applied the same measure.  As it was officially reported, considering that the Colombian Professional Football Major Division (Dimayor) – entity in charge of organizing, administering and [...]

Estudiantes Play offers free content due to the Coronavirus pandemic

The Argentine football club Estudiantes de La Plata announced that, due to the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and to help with the mandatory  measures to stay at home required to stop the pandemic, it will release content from Estudiantes Play, the sports institution’s OTT , recently launched. As officially reported by the club, Estudiantes Play [...]

Guigo TV disputes Brazil’s National Team broadcasting rights for next Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers with Globo

The Brazilian OTT Guigo TV announced it is interested in televising the matches that the Brazilian National Team plays outside the country in the Qualifying rounds for the next Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, recently postponed by the Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus). Until now, Globo was the only FTA TV broadcaster interested in these rights. As [...]

Athletico Paranaense launches its OTT with live matches and exclusive content

Brazilian football club Athlético Paranaense launched its SVOD OTT Furacão Play , which will have the teams live matches and other exclusive content . As officially reported by the club, the platform will broadcast 30 live team matches per year, including the matches of the Brazilian Championship (Brasileirão), the Paranaense Championship and friendly matches. Furacão [...]

AFA Play is available for free for a 60-day period

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) announced that AFA Play, its SVOD OTT launched in late 2019, is now available for free for a 60-day period, due to the global context linked to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) . The sports platform is available on its web version, and it is possible to download the app from Google Play [...]

FUTV joins Claro’s grid in Costa Rica

FUTV, the Costa Rican football channel launched on February 29th, will be part of Claro’s programming grid in Costa Rica. The channel will be available to the company’s satellite customers on channel 136. According to the Costa Rican newspaper ‘La República’, it is estimated that with the addition to Claro’s grid, the channel will reach [...]

CDMX opens first eSports school

Arena Academy, the first eSports school, was opened this week in Mexico City with the aim of training video game creators and professionalizing the stage for gamers. As reported by the Mexican newspaper Milenio, at first the institution will only be available in CDMX, but it is expected that, by the end of the year, [...]

Turner to analyze broadcasting professional football matches in Argentina for free during March

TNT Sports issued an official statement in response to the request of Argentine President, Alberto Fernandez, who, during the announcement of preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus, asked the companies providers of the Argentine football TV rights to broadcast it for free until next March 31st. In the statement, Turner Argentina committed itself [...]

Facebook and Fox Sports renew agreement to share Copa Libertadores 2020 matches

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) announced yesterday that Facebook and Fox Sports renewed their agreement to share matches for the Conmebol Libertadores 2020 in the Spanish-speaking countries of the tournament, expanding the football matches offer available on Facebook Watch to fans of the whole region. The new agreement is available in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, [...]