Tag Archives: Costa Rica

Costa Rica, almost ready to implement the analog blackout

Next August 14th, Costa Rica will implement the analog blackout, by which TV network will only be accessed through digital devices capable of reproducing the ISDB-TB standard format, known as ‘Japanese-Brazilian’, and selected by the country for this process. The Costa Rican Social Assistance Mixed Institute (IMAS) had announced the delivery of STBs to 7,500 [...]

Ecuadorian Government would collect taxes from OTTs

From 2020, Ecuadorian Government analyzes to tax digital platforms, with the aim of raising its tax collection by 1.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The proposal, which came up after an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will be sent to the National Assembly in order to be discussed and approved in the [...]

Sky adds Playboy TV and Venus to its programming grid in Mexico and Central America

The premium content platform for adults HOTGO Media announced Playboy TV and Venus channels are now added into Skys programming grid in in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic. Both channels are already available through a monthly subscription, PPV and HOTGO, from any device with an internet connection. [...]

Costa Rica puts off VAT collection to foreign OTTs

Nogui Acosta, Costa Rican Finance Vice Minister, informed that the Value Added Tax (VAT) will not be charged to foreign OTTs that provide their services in the country from July 1st. Acosta anticipated that digital platforms will be taxed with VAT (valued at 13%) in the future, but it is still not defined which  OTTs [...]

Tigo to broadcast 66 Costa Rican football matches before launching app in the country

Tigo Sports, a pay TV channel focused on sporting events, announced it will officially broadcast 66 Costa Rican football matches through the internet. The operator is close to launch the Tigo Sports app in the country in July, when next football tournament is expected to begin. The app is already available in other countries as [...]

Costa Rican Government launches plan for low income families to migrate to DTT

The Costa Rican Social Assistance Mixed Institute (IMAS) announced that on July 15th it will deliver STBs to 7,500 families in extreme poverty conditions to migrate to DTT. According to the Institute, the initiative is focused on  family groups that do not have any pay TV services hired or a TV set able to receive [...]

Amazon Prime Video’s catalog joins Tigo in Costa Rica

The company Millicom -branded as Tigo in Latin America-, announced that it will include Amazon Prime Videos series, films and documentaries catalog in Costa Rican  content offering. As detailed by the company, customers will be able to have Prime Videos content for free during the first three months. After that period, they will have a [...]

Millicom finishes its Telefonica’s acquisition in Nicaragua

Millicom announced that it has completed the acquisition of Telefónica Nicaragua mobile operations, the first of the three subsidiaries of the Spanish company that it bought last February together with the Panamanian and Costa Rican ones. The transaction was valued at USD 437 million With the acquisition, Tigo is adding about 4 million customers to [...]

ICE to assume Cable Vision’s operations in Costa Rica on September 1st

Costa Rican Electricity Institutes (ICE) Board of Directors defined that the pay TV and residential internet company Cable Vision will give its operation rights and obligations to it, in order to strengthen services offered by the cable company. It has ceded ts rights to ICE on April 10th, and will take on its operations, services [...]

Millicom’s total ARPU grows thanks to Cable Onda

Tigo (Millicom) presented its first quarter 2019 results report, in which the company informed that its Average Revenue per User (ARPU) increased in a 1.7%,  in line with a 0.6% increase in local currency terms year-on-year, as the impact of weaker currencies was offset by the favorable impact of consolidating Panama, where the company acquired [...]