Canada's ChumCity Intl. has brought its local TV concept to Colombia in the form of CityTV Bogota, which launched at noon on Friday.
Colombia's National TV Commission (CNTV) could be abolished in March if lawmakers approve a package of political reforms now under review.
The legalization of Colombia's massive pirate cable TV sector took another blow last week, when regulators nixed the licensing process for four regional concessions.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
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Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$506,166 Cumulative:$17.6M Warner Brothers -28.02%
Two months after launching Colombia's first private TV channels, the networks' backers have been called to justify their advertising policies before a government committee.
Colombia's new private TV channels held their official launch parties July 10, but celebrations were marred by technical problems.