Tag Archives: Paraguay

Copaco to invest in new FTTH for IPTV

Sante Vallese, Paraguayan Communications Companys (Copaco) President, , announced an investment plan in FTTH for IPTV, with internet services of 20 to 60 megawatts to households.   This service is already available in Villa Morra and Ciudad Nueva; and now we have signed an agreement to extend it to 10 more Asuncions neighborhoods. Later, we [...]

Olympic Channel and Claro Sports will broadcast Olympic content in Latin America

Claro Sports announced an alliance with Olympic Channel to bring Olympic programming to 17 Latin American countries through its OTT, Marca Claro and Claro Video. Programming will be available in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,  Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Programming will include Olympic [...]

Paraguay gets ready for analog blackout in 2020

Paraguay will start moving to digital terrestrial television (TDT) in all it homes by the end 2020, so that definitively in 2021 the analog blackout is carried out. For this reason, and although there will be previous trainings, National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) urged population to get ready by adapting its receiving equipment according to the [...]

Telefuturo led Paraguayan FTA TV audience share in 2018

According to data from Kantar Ibope Media Paraguay published by Television.com.py, Telefuturo ranked first in networks ranking and led FTA TV audience share in Paraguay in 2018. The Vierci Group channel achieved a 22.07% share , followed by SNT with 17.24%, Latele with 9.3%, RPC with 4.87%, C9N of the Albavision Group, and Paravision with [...]

Paraguay wants to regulate telecom service cancellations

The Paraguayan ombudsman, Miguel Godoy, has presented a draft bill to regulate the contracts of telephone, Internet and pay TV companies. Specifically, the initiative seeks to prohibit companies from charging a cost for the service cancellation. According to ABC Color, the preliminary draft mentions that users will be able to terminate the contract at the [...]

Paraguay prepares to tax digital platforms

The State Undersecretariat of Taxation of Paraguay (SET in Spanish) is working on a regulation to begin charging tax on foreign digital platforms, including Netflix and Spotify. The initiative comes after the law for the Audiovisual Promotion was enacted, which establishes that the budget to finance movie projects will come from “taxes on commercial operations [...]

Tigo Paraguay expands sports offering

Tigo (Millicom) announced the launch Tigo Sports+ in Paraguay, which joins the flagship channel (Tigo Sports) of the company. It will be part of all the operator’s pay TV platforms (cable, UHF and DTH) in standard and HD quality, for clients with plans that include the local soccer championship. “We are happy to announce, after [...]

Paraguay wants to ban analog TV sets imports

The National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) and the Paraguayan Customs want to ban non-digital TV sets imports in the country with the aim of preparing the population for the analog switch-off, which will take place in 2020. This was announced by Conatels Radiocommunication manager, Alberto Ishibashi, according to local [...]

Tigo, Personal drive Paraguayan pay TV growth

Paraguay ended 2016 with more than 549,000 pay TV subscribers, up 11% compared to previous year. Tigo and Personal added the most subscribers, according to data from regulator Conatel, published by Paraguay.com.py. Tigo, the market leader, reported 273,000 subscribers, up 14% than previous year (34,000 subs). The data do not reflect the subscribers of its [...]

Copaco launches IPTV promotion

Paraguayan telecommunications company Copaco has launched a new promotion for its IPTV service.  Customers subscribing to Premium packages can now get the first three or six months for free. According to the company, clients subscribing to a Premium package get three free months while customers subscribing to a second Premium package get six free months. [...]