Tag Archives: Coronavirus

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]