Category: TV channels / Content

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

HV Television not to broadcast Win Sports and Win Sports+ contents this year

The Colombian pay-TV operator HV Television (HV TV) removed Win Sports and Win Sports+ – the new recently launched premium TV channel – from its programming grid, and added the PX Sports channel, focused on extreme sports, exclusively for Cundinamarca and Antioquia, as reported by the operator on its official website. At the end of [...]