Tag Archives: Costa Rica

Tigo Sports launches in Costa Rica

Tigo Costa Rica has launched, on a trial basis, the sports network Tigo Sports, following an agreement with Mexican group Multimedios Televisión, La Nación reported. It will be officially launched in the coming weeks and will be available in digital TV and HD packages in channels 709 and 9. The programming will have a high [...]

Tigo requests authorization to acquire two regional cable operators in Costa Rica

Tigo (Millicom) submitted to Costa Rica’s Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel) two requests for concentration authorization to move forward with the purchase of regional operators Cable Televisión Doble R, which uses the Cable Max brand, and Cable Zarcero S.A, El Financiero reported. The requests were submitted by Millicom Costa Rica at the end June. Sutel has already [...]

Movistar Series expands in Central America

The new channel Movistar Series is now available in Guatemala and Costa Rica with a lineup that includes original productions such as “La Peste”, “La Zona”, “Felix” and ” Mira lo que has hecho”, among others. The TV channel is part of the offer of Movistar Play, the streaming service that allows access to content [...]

Chile’s VTR plays a central role in Liberty’s new structure

After Liberty Global’s restructuring process, Chilean pay TV operator VTR now plays a central role since it will be in charge of managing the new acquisitions of Liberty Latin America in the region, from Chile to Central America, with the exception of Panama, explained VTR CEO Guillermo Ponce in an interview with La Tercera. Earlier [...]

Tigo launches One TV platform in Costa Rica

Tigo has launched its One TV platform in Costa Rica, which integrates linear pay TV with OTT VOD services such as Fox and Crackle, among others. In this way, Costa Rica becomes the first market in Central America where the company offers this service. The platform allows users to access the programming on the TV [...]

Liberty Latin America to acquire 80% of Cabletica

Liberty Latin America announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 80% of Costa Rican cable operator, Cabletica. In the transaction, Cabletica is being valued at an enterprise value of CRC 143 billion (approximately USD 250 million). The current owners of Cabletica – Televisora de Costa Rica – will retain the remaining [...]

ICE expands into Central American markets

Costa Rica’s Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is preparing its expansion to other markets in Central America to become a regional player. For this purpose, it is partnering with other operators to offer mobile telephony and pay TV services. This way, the state-owned company will compete with Claro and Movistar in markets such as Honduras, [...]

Movistar launches DTH in Costa Rica

Movistar has commercially launched its prepaid DTH service in Costa Rica. The basic package, called Plan Pro HD, includes 15 HD channels, 54 in SD and three national TV networks for a monthly price of ¢9,900 (USD 17). The offer includes four plans. The options Pro HD + HBO MAX (77 channels, 20 in HD) [...]

ICE expands FTTH network

Costa Rica’s operator ICE has recently announced the launch of triple play services through its fiber network in Barva de Heredia, under the Kölbi brand. “We proudly move forward in connecting locations with fiber. With this offer, residential, SME and business customers of the region will be able to acquire triple play solutions, with voice, [...]