Tag Archives: TV Azteca

TV Azteca to reduce investments in Colombia

TV Azteca announced in its Q316 quarterly report that it has developed a plan to reduce its investment in the telecommunications business in Colombia as it moves away from the strategic core, said Benjamin Salinas, CEO of TV Azteca. The company will focus on the business of broadcast television in Mexico.   In Q316, the company [...]

TV Azteca rules out OTT launch, focuses on content

During the course of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America 2016, Fidela Navarro, Director of TV Azteca Internacional, said that launching an OTT is not the priority right now, but to generate the best content and compete on different platforms, reported El Financiero Newspaper.   According to Navarro, “the priority are the FTA networks” because [...]

Televisa’s Blim opens up to third party content

Mexican network TV Azteca has announced the start of production on the new series Entre Correr y Vivir, which will be broadcasted by Azteca 7 and by Televisa’s Blim. The OTT service obtained the rights to stream this production and is open to add new third party content to its catalogue.   “Blim is a Televisa company, but [...]

Televisa and TV Azteca to lose USD 45 million in missing Olympic broadcasts

  Televisa and TV Azteca, the two largest Mexican Free-to-air TV networks, will lose USD 45 million in advertising sales because they will not be broadcasting the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The event will be available in UnoTV, Claro Sports and Claro Video OTT service, owned by América Móvil.   According to Forbes, which mention [...]

Mexico’s TV Azteca sales up 20% in Q2

  Mexican company TV Azteca recorded net sales of MX$ 3,583 (USD 193 million) during Q216, a 20% growth when compared to Q215 (in local currency).  Domestic advertising sales accounted for 80% of total sales.   According to TV Aztecas Q216 report, domestic advertising sales grew 14% to MX$ 2,859 million (USD 154 million) as a [...]

Televisa, TV Azteca team up to compete with OTT services

  TV Aztecas new series “Entre correr y vivir”, currently in production, will be available on Blim, the OTT platform owned by Televisa, revealed the CEO of Estudio 7 at TV Azteca, Rodrigo Fernández.   In this way, both companies join forces to compete with OTT players, particularly with Netflix and Claro Video, the two [...]

TV Azteca from Mexico to stop producing soap operas

  Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca (Salinas Group) announced that it will stop producing telenovelas (soap operas). The CEO of the company, Benjamín Salinas, justified the decision by saying that audiences are no longer interested in watching this type of content.   We did it for 20 years, now we have to take a step back, [...]

Mexican soccer clubs Queretaro and Chiapas switch from TV Azteca to Cadena 3

  Soccer clubs Chiapas and Queretaro from Mexico announced they would not renew the contract for the rights to broadcast their local tournament matches with Free-to-Air television channel TV Azteca (Salinas Group) and decided to sign with Cadena 3 (Angeles Group).   The change will be official in the transfer Draft on June 7th and [...]

Totalplay from Mexico made the first 4K UHD broadcast in that country

  Telecommunications company Totalplay (Salinas Group) from Mexico, offering triple play services (IPTV, broadband and fixed telephony) by optic fiber network, performed last Saturday the first transmission in 4K Ultra High definition (UHD) in that country.   Through the signal of national Free-to-Air network TV Azteca, matrix and flagship company of Grupo Salinas, and for [...]

TV Azteca from Mexico seeks to provide satellital mobile broadband service

  Telecommunications company TV Azteca (Salinas Group) from Mexico seeks to offer in that country a new satellite broadband internet service for mobile devices through its Azteca Comunicaciones division, local daily El Economista reported.   Azteca Comunicaciones, a subsidiary in charge of deploying optic fiber networks in Colombia and Peru, would be in negotiations with [...]