Tag Archives: Costa Rica

HBO GO now available on Roku in Latin America

Beginning today, HBO GO users will be able to enjoy HBO exclusive content on the Roku platform in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Roku users will now have direct access to thousands of HBO titles, including the eight seasons of Game of Thrones, hit series such [...]

Millicom invests in Panama and places itself as a telecommunications leader in Central America

After the acquisition of Cable Onda, the leading cable operator in Panama, and Movistar, the leading mobile operator in the country, Millicom is placed as a leader in the telecommunications market in Panama and Central America. As the company officially reported, Cable Onda serves more than 350 thousand residential customers and is the largest B2B [...]

ICE takes over Cable Vision’s operations in Costa Rica officially

According to what was reported yesterday on its official website, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) officially took over Cable Visions operations in Costa Rica this Monday, September 2nd, as required by ICEs board of directors in December 2018. ICE also reported that 89 people will be hired to fill the key positions that make [...]

Sutel approves Millicom-Telefonica merger in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel), responsible for regulating the telecommunications market in Costa Rica, approved the merger request presented by Millicom Cable Costa Rica S.A. and Telefonica de Costa Rica S.A. in an official statement.  The operation was approved by Sutel because, according to the regulator, there is no evidence of potential anti-competitive effects [...]

Costa Rica implements analog blackout’s first stage today

Costa Rica is starting its first stage of the analog blackout implementation, which will take place in a staggered way according to what the countrys Science, Technology and Telecommunications Ministry reported (MiCiTT). DTT migrations first step will be concluded by August 15th, in which channels 2 to 69 will we available on digital network, although [...]

Costa Rica adds pay TV subscribers and loses FTA accesses in 2018

In its 2018 Telecommunications Statistics Report, Costa Rican Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel) recorded 883,883 pay TV subscribers in the country. Clients in the market has been rising in the last five years and, related to 2017, it added 51,976 subscribers.  According to what Sutel officially reported, Costa Rican pay TV recorded 732,546 subscribers. The previous mentioned [...]

Kölbi TV includes regional channels in its programming grid

Costa Rican pay TV operator Kölbi TV, owned by ICE Group, added national and regional production content to its programming grid through channels like Anexion TV, Nicoya TV, Limon TV, Telered and the Legislative Assembly channel. Kölbi TV brings the best of Costa Rican entertainment with a TV variety that goes beyond the Greater Metropolitan [...]

Telefonica Costa Rica and Tigo’s merger is in economic analysis phase

The authorization request for Telefonica Costa Rica and Millicoms merger -which operates in Latin America under the Tigo brand- made a two-steps more advance in the process, which is still being developed at the Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel). According to the entity, the request has already finished the admissibility phase and the economic analysis was started. [...]

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 [...]