Tag Archives: Bolivia

Bolivia recorded 472,000 pay TV subscribers in 2017

According to data published in the 2017 Institutional Report of Bolivia’s telecoms and transport regulator ATT, the pay TV market registered close to 472,000 subscribers at the end of that year, up 24% from 2016. In 2017, pay TV revenue reached Bs. 954 million (USD 135.6 million), which represented a growth of almost 40% compared [...]

Second Bolivian satellite to offer more capacity

Ivan Zambrana, director of the Bolivian Space Agency (ABE in Spanish) said that the new Bolivian satellite will have a capacity 10 times bigger than the Túpac Katari satellite, since it will have more than 10,000 MHz of bandwidth, reported La Razón. Currently, the new satellite is in the process of being approved. “A project [...]

Bolivia prepares for analog switch-off

Wilmer Pantoja, in charge of Digital Television in the Vice Ministry of Telecommunications, said that Bolivia will be the second country in South America, after Brazil, to carry out its first analog switch-off, scheduled for November 2019. “Brazil is the only country in the region that has carried out the analog switch-off and is doing [...]

Bolivia prepares for DTT

Bolivias vice-minister of Telecommunications, Gustavo Pozo, said that the deadline for free-to-air channels to begin their DTT transmissions expires at the end of June. According to Pozo, all VHF channels must start the transition until the end of this month, reported Prensa Latina. The official said there were delays in Customs in the entry of [...]

Crackle now available to Viva mobile subscribers in Bolivia

Sonys SVOD platform Crackle announced a deal that will allow clients of Bolivian mobile operator Viva to access a catalog with original productions, series and movies. The service costs Bs 25 (USD 3.5) per month. In Bolivia, Viva is the first operator authorized to offer Crackle through mobile services. “We are confident that our users [...]

Eurochannel reaches Bolivia through Comteco

Bolivian pay TV provider Comteco (Telecommunications Cooperative of Cochabamba) has added the series and film network Eurochannel to its programming line-up. In this way, the TV channel of European contents expands, reaching Bolivia for the first time. The network can be enjoyed by the digtal subscribers of the cable operator, but not by the analogues [...]

Eurochannel reaches Bolivia through Comteco

Bolivian pay TV provider Comteco (Telecommunications Cooperative of Cochabamba) has added the series and film network Eurochannel to its programming line-up. In this way, the TV channel of European contents expands, reaching Bolivia for the first time. The network can be enjoyed by the digtal subscribers of the cable operator, but not by the analogues [...]

Tigo to invest USD 150 million in Bolivia this year

Millicom CEO Mauricio Ramos recently visited Bolivia and announced that the company plans to invest USD 150 million in the country. In an interview with El Deber, the executive explained that the investments will be focused on increasing high-speed and Tigo TV connections, expanding the 4G mobile network and converting its technology system. “In Bolivia, [...]

Comteco offers additional points

Bolivia’s Cooperativa de Telecomunicaciones Cochabamba (Comteco) now offers the possibility of installing an adittional point of pay TV in another home, local news site Opinion reported. The prices of the packages for the second home are less expensive, according to the local media. Comtecos Commercial Manager, said that the goal is to make cable TV [...]

Tigo increases prices in Bolivia

Telecommunications company Tigo (Millicom) has increased the price of its cable and Internet plans in Bolivia “due to the programming costs”, according to local Página Siete newspaper. Tigo increased the prices of cable and Internet services by Bo$ 11 (USD 1.5) and Bo$ 19 (USD 3). In a statement, the company explains that there was [...]