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ITV, BBC Announce Joint Broadcast Deal For Next Two World Cups
Published June 9, 2014
COLOMBIA BLACKOUT? BLOOMBERG's Laya & Jenkins reported after a 16-year wait for their team to play in the World Cup, millions of Colombians "may not be able to watch a single game at home." A week before the tournament’s opening ceremony, pay-TV operators America Movil SAB, Telefonica SA and UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones SA "are determining whether they need to remove the games’ broadcasters from their channel lineups after a decision from Colombia’s antitrust regulator." The agency, known as SIC, said in a ruling this week that the operators "must have broadcasters’ permission to carry their signals -- sending other government officials racing to sort out the legal implications." SIC’s ruling "struck at the heart of an intensifying dispute between cable companies and broadcasters." Colombia’s pay-TV operators "have been required to retransmit RCN Television’s and Caracol’s TV signals." Now the broadcasters "are asking the carriers to start paying a fee for the use of their signals -- and the cable companies are refusing" (BLOOMBERG, 6/6).