Aldea Solutions Acquires Majority Holding in TVTel
Aldea Solutions has recently acquired a majority holding in TVTel, a media production and delivery company based in Santiago de Chile.
“In our global expansion plan, we needed one more link in our structure to not only carry content, as we have done with our fiber optic network for several years, but to PRODUCE IT and be able to deliver it to all television stations in the world,” says Gustavo M. de la Garza Ortega, Chairman and Founder of Grupo Marcatel, which includes Aldea and other companies in the industry. “It is a dream come true.”
Founded four years ago by Rodrigo Peralta and Matias Sarasola, TVTel has quickly established itself in the marketplace with its innovative services for the broadcast and media industry. TVTel portfolio of services include production services, transmission services using IP, 4G/5G and satellite technologies as well as centralized/remote production from its operations facility in Santiago. The company operates in Latin America and has also been involved in numerous large international projects for major sports events.
“TVTel assets and expertise in production services are fully complementary to Aldea’s capabilities and strategic direction, and in-line with our customers’ demands for fully integrated solutions and services,” says Lionel Bentolila, Executive Group Director, New Business and M&A at Grupo Marcatel. “At TVTel we have found a company with a passion for the industry, and that shares our values for customer service and for innovation.”
Aldea has worked in the past with TVTel and together with the combined talent of both companies and experience have all the necessary capabilities to become even stronger and provide end-to-end services from content generation to distribution through multiple platforms, including OTT.
“Aldea strong presence in Latin America, its global network and reach will greatly contribute to TVTel’s growth,” says Peralta. “Furthermore, with Aldea/Marcatel our services will be able take full advantage of technology advancements brought by the convergence of broadcasting and telecommunications. In Aldea, we have found the ideal strategic partner we were looking for to continue our rapid growth and to expand our vision globally”.
The acquisition of TVTel also strengthens Aldea’s market presence in Chile where it operates since 2020 providing transmission services of the national football (soccer) league through its subsidiary Aldea Chile SpA.