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BBC: World Cup sets streaming records

The World Cup Final match on December 18th brought in a peak TV audience of 14.9 million on BBC One, with a TV audience share of 58 per cent. Argentina’s dramatic victory over France was also streamed 7.1 million times on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Online. Audiences flocked to the BBC throughout the World […]

December 19, 2022

France: Record TV audience for World Cup Final

An average audience of 24.08 million in France watched the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final match as their country was beaten by Argentina. This equates to an 81 per cent audience share and a record-breaking viewership for French television. The penalty shootout peaked at 29.4 million viewers.  The previous record was also held by a […]

December 19, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

ARSAT takes SES-17 capacity

ARSAT, the Argentinian telco, is taking capacity on SES’s recently launched high performance geostationary (GEO) satellite, SES-17, to deliver connectivity services. “We want to reach all areas of the country,” SES and ARSAT said in a joint statement. The multi-year agreement will allow ARSAT to provide reliable broadband satellite services starting in mid-2022. By leveraging […]

July 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Santa Evita coming to Disney+ UK

Disney+ has announced that the new Latin American thriller series, Santa Evita, is set to premiere under the Star banner on the platform on July 26th in the UK and Ireland. The seven-episode fictional series, based on the best-selling book of the same name written by Argentinian author Tomás Eloy Martínez, follows the intriguing tale […]

June 22, 2022

Telefe dominates ratings in Argentina

Telefe, owned by Paramount, is #1 in ratings once again in Argentina, achieving an average share of 42.33% share and 8.37 rating points in April. Telefe has held onto the #1 spot for 52 consecutive months with a year-to-date average of 43.54 per cent share and 8.29 rating points. In April, Telefe continued to lead […]

May 2, 2022

CreNova launches pay-TV dongle

CPEtv, the Argentinian cable operators, has launched a major trial with subscribers to the CreNova DVB-Cable TV Dongle for Android TV devices for its cable network and subscribers throughout Argentina. By giving easy to access to content, the device will provide simplicity for the end user to access a tailored content mix of DVB and […]

April 24, 2022

Mediapro acquires World Padel Tour rights

Mediapro has acquired the international audiovisual broadcasting rights to World Padel Tour. The agreement gives the audiovisual rights for World Padel Tour to Mediapro for the upcoming seasons. World Padel Tour has chosen Mediapro to help with the roll-out of international expansion of the competition. With this coming together, World Padel Tour said it has […]

February 1, 2022

ESPN extends Premier League rights in South America

Disney-owned ESPN has retained the Premier League TV rights in South America after agreeing a new three-year deal, from 2022 to 2025. The value of the deal is reportedly £250 million (€219.4m) across the three years, representing a 35 per cent increase, and covers Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. […]

January 18, 2022

AT&T selling LatAm DirecTV unit

AT&T has told investors on that it would be selling its Latin American DirecTV unit, Vrio Corp, to Argentina-based investment company Grupo Werthein. The deal involves an impairment charge of $4.6 billion (€3.9bn). AT&T did not reveal the amount it would receive from Werthein. The purchase is likely to close early in 2022. Grupo Werthein […]

July 22, 2021By Chris Forrester

Italy: Eleven scores Copa America rights

Eleven has secured comprehensive live rights to the 2021 Copa America in Italy. The 47th edition of the iconic South American tournament is currently taking place in Brazil and runs until July 11th. Eleven Italy subscribers will have the chance to watch all 28 Copa America matches live and on-demand on Eleven’s OTT platform. Fixtures […]

June 14, 2021By Nik Roseveare