Cable TV Market in Panama

More choice and diversity in programming characterize a market where, of the 15 licenses granted, eight are in operation three are 'Preparing for Entry' and four have stopped operating.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

According to statistics from the National Institute of Statistics and Census of the Comptroller General of the Republic, there are currently 919,000 TV users, of which 46% watch cable TV, ie there are 423,000 households with cable TV service. reports that "... There are now a large number of competitors and the companies offering the service who have created several packages adjusting to customer needs. " To the extent that companies which have been operating for only a short amount of time such as Cable & Wireless Panama "... at the end of the fiscal year reported that revenues from this segment increased by 7% and the 2015 target is to double the growth achieved. "

"... Companies offer packages ranging from 46-196 channels at a cost of between $18 and $40. The wide range of offerings has made the market more competitive in terms of both cost and the number of channels provided. Formerly "... The cable TV market used to have little competition, as it was aimed at people with high purchasing power. "

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