Media Notes: Colombian Private TV Networks Caracol, RCN Acquire World Cup Rights
Colombian private TV networks Caracol and RCN have acquired the "free-to-air domestic digital broadcast rights" for the World Cup. Caracol and RCN will "deliver their coverage of the tournament via specially created digital television channels, in a move aimed at encouraging the uptake of the service across Colombia." All of the tournament's 64 matches will be broadcast in "high definition on the free-to-air digital service, whilst only the most important fixtures will be aired" on analog TV (SOCCEREX, 4/2). ... Hathway Cable "has removed all STAR Sports channels from its packaged services from Tuesday." This comes when the cricket tournament, ICC T20 World Cup, "has entered the semi-final stages." Hathway Cable "has 11 million television subscribers" across India (Indian BUSINESS STANDARD, 4/3). ... Sony announced it will produce the Brazil World Cup in 4K Ultra HD and produce three matches in 4K (FIFA).