Category: TV channels / Content

Brazilian Government changes football TV broadcasting rules

Brazilian Government announced changes in the rules to apply the rights to broadcast sports events. Through the Provisional Measure (PM) N ° 984 (2020), Jair Bolsonaros Government will make changes on Law N° 9.615 (1998), known as the Pele Law, which establishes that, in football events, both clubs should have agreements with the same company [...]

Fox Sports directs its sale in Mexico

As reported by the Mexican website Mediotiempo, Fox Sports would already have a buyer in Mexico. The channels sale  in the country is one of the requirements imposed on The Walt Disney Company by the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) to approve Disney-Fox merger, which took place in March last year.  According to information given by [...]

Titan Channel launches in Latin America and the US with Frida Media Group

The TV and audiovisual content distribution company Frida Media Group reported that it ran a commercial representation agreement with Titan Channel, a channel focused on broadcasting content related to contact sports 24 hours a day, for the Latin American and US markets. From Frida Media we are proud to announce the commercial representation agreement for [...]

Ecuavisa launches new production based on Ecuador’s first experience in a World Cup

The Ecuadorian TV channel Ecuavisa will premiere Si, se puede, its new 93-episode- original production at the end of July. Its plot focuses on former Ecuadorian football player Ivan Kaviedes life  and the Ecuadorian National Football Team, which classified for the first time a World Cup in 2002. According to what Karina Medina, Ecuavisa’s Programming [...]

ESPN and Fox Sports take the return of the Bundesliga to Latin America

ESPN and Fox Sports broadcasted in Latin America the return of the Bundesliga, the professional football competition in Germany, which has been restarted last Saturday, May 16th, even during the Coronavirus pandemic. Televising of sporting events  was reactivated on May 9th with the UFC (Ultimate Fight Championship) mixed martial arts league. Nine fixture dates after [...]

Brazil approves Disney-Fox merger

The Brazilian Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) approved the acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company. The transaction was made by running a Concentration Control Agreement (ACC). The approval was granted without the requirement to sell Fox Sports in the country. In late 2019, taking into account that there were no buyer [...]

ESPN to offer series and movies in Latin America

ESPN Latin America has premiered the ESPN Cine & Series segment on May 4th, an initiative that brings together the best productions from The Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Studios related to the sports world. This initiative strengthens the permanent commitment to offer the highest quality content to all Latin America. ESPN is already [...]

Amazon takes FIFA Gate to Prime Video after accusations against former Fox executives in Latin America

Days ago, already five years after the first accusation of corruption in football called ‘FIFA Gate’ – on which Amazon Prime Video published the first official teaser trailer of an original production that will be focused on the mater -, US prosecutors accused Argentine Hernan Lopez and  Mexican Carlos Martinez, two former executives of Fox [...]

IFT cancels Fox Sports sale in Mexico for three months

The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) granted The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox a three-month suspension of the divestment period to sell Fox Sports in Mexico. The selling order is one of the requirements imposed on March 11th, 2019 to authorize the Disney-Fox merger. The period granted for the process expires on May 1st [...]

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 [...]