Tag Archives: Coronavirus

ESPN and Fox Sports develop remote broadcasts models in Latin America

ESPN and Fox Sports (with the exception of Mexico) have been broadcasting live sports programs and events throughout the region through a technical and production model with all the involved staff  working from their homes.  Since last Saturday, June 15th, all versions of the original ESPN  productions SportsCenter and ESPN FC, as well as the [...]

GolTV confirms it will continue paying the Ecuadorian Football League’s TV broadcasting rights

The pay TV channel GolTV, which owns the broadcasting rights for the Pro League, the name given to the Ecuadorian Professional Football League, reported through an official statement that it will continue paying the competitions broadcasting rights to the football clubs that are part of it despite the fact that the tournament is now cancelled [...]

Win Sports not to charge its premium channel monthly subscription in June

As it did in March, April and May, Colombian pay TV channel Win Sports announced that it will not charge the monthly subscription for Win Sports+, its new premium option launched earlier this year. The channel also reported that the decision will take place even if the Colombian government authorizes to resume the Professional Football [...]

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 [...]

Costa Rica resumes its football league on Tigo Sports and FUTV

After the return of the Bundesliga, which was broadcast in Latin America through ESPN and Fox Sports, Costa Rica announced the return of its local football league, and became the first country in the region to resume sports activities. The tournament, which had been suspended on March 17th due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be [...]

CDF starts broadcasting all its live TV programs on streaming

The Chilean premium channel CDF began to broadcast all its live programming via streaming, becoming the first Chilean TV channel to implement this way to air its contents. Although the measure began to be implemented this week, previously, and in line with the sanitary recommendations due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the channel had begun to [...]

DAZN may withhold rights fee payments due to the Coronavirus pandemic

As reported by various specialized websites, he global sports OTT DAZN is expected to inform global rights holders that it will not make its next rights fee payments for any content that has not been delivered due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. With this decision, the platform adopts a similar measure to Globo, who announced [...]

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 [...]

Racing Play, Argentine’s Racing Club SVOD OTT, offers all its contents for free due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Racing Play, the recently launched SVOD OTT of the Argentine football club Racing Club, announced that, in order to entertain its members during the mandatory quarantine that is taking place in several countries to stop the advance of Coronavirus, it decided to offer its contents for free, for a 30-day period. The measure is effective [...]

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 [...]