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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
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.