Cable TV, a rising market in Panama

Ten companies are interested in entering the Cable TV market and are in the process of getting established.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Currently only six operate in the country. But if these 10 successfully complete their business plans, 16 companies will be competing for clients in the Panama market.

Cable Hogar, Conex Telecom, Teleservices Network, Panam Telecom, H-Tech Cable Panama and Mocatel are some of the 10 companies that are in the process of being installed.

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Trends in Consumption of Paid TV

August 2013

Starting from very low levels, pay TV is growing in Central America, with 4.4 million subscribers foreseen by 2018.

"... In just four years between 2008 and 2012, all of the six Central American countries saw increases in the average subscription rates of pay TV from between 21.4% to 31.3% of households with televisions.

Coming Soon - Explosion of Cable TV Supply

October 2012

The opening up of the telecommunications sector in Costa Rica promotes modernization and increased supply of cable TV services.

Nación.com reports that "The entry of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) with television services, and other new entrants such as Claro and Repretel with satellite television, predicts a sharp rise in subscription services, as radical as those of mobile telephony. "

Competition for Buying Cable Company in Costa Rica

January 2012

Along with two other private sector competitors, the state run Costa Rican Institute of Electricity intends to buy Cable Vision.

The state-owned Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) aims to break into the business of cable television and is bidding for the company Cablevision.

Small Cable Operators in Costa Rica

June 2011

In a market dominated by large corporations, small companies are starting up and gaining market share.

Consolidating in specific areas and providing additional services such as internet access, are some of the strategies that several small cable companies are implementing in order to find a position in an increasingly competitive market.

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